Center for Victim Safety and Support

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Specializing in domestic violence, sexual assault, and crime victim services



Rape crisis & crime victims  >>  (845) 452-7272

Domestic violence  >>  (845) 485-5550



The Family Services’ Center for Victim Safety and Support (CVSS) provides assistance to individuals and families through a variety of direct services and collaborative community responses for victims and secondary victims of:


- Domestic/Dating Violence

- Sexual Assault/Abuse

- Other crimes, including – but not limited to – stalking, homicide, robbery, elder abuse, and human trafficking



What we do…



24-hour assistance to victims of violence, including safety planning and accompaniment to medical (including sexual assault exams), court, housing, legal, and social services, as well as assistance with filing compensation claims with the NYS Office of Victim Services.



Educational and therapeutic counseling to victims and secondary victims of violence and crime. Services are provided in individual sessions and/or support groups.


Children Services

Individual therapy, therapeutic play, and direct services for children and adolescents who are victims or secondary victims of violence and crime.


Community Outreach/Volunteer and Student Intern Program

Opportunities for education of community members, volunteers, and field placement for students. Volunteers must be certified through an approved NYS Department of Health 40-hour training program for certification as Rape Crisis Counselors.


All services provided at the Center for Victim Safety and Support are: 

• Accessible 
• Confidential

We serve people of all racial/cultural backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations (lesbian, gay, bisexual, heterosexual), gender identities (men, women, and transgender people), abilities, citizenship status and ages. Services are also available in Spanish.


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For non-emergency scheduling call us at (845) 452-1110, ext. 3083

TTY: (845) 790-5919

Fax: (845) 452-7298



Conveniently located at the Family Partnership Center

29 North Hamilton Street

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601




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This program is partially funded by:

The County of Dutchess

New York State Office of Victim Services

New York State Department of Health

New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services

New York State Office of Children and Family Services