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If you are in New York City and need help right now, call 311.
- 311 is New York City's main source of government information and non-emergency services.
- Call 311 for information and referrals for social services provided by nonprofit and community-based organizations in New York City.
- All calls to 311 are answered by a live operator, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Immediate access to translation services in over 170 languages is available.
In addition, the following helplines can assist you in locating services:
Do you need help with HOUSING COURT?
Housing Court Answers
Do you need help getting FOOD?
Do you need to report ABUSE?
Safe Horizon's Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 621-HOPE (4673)
Child Help - National Child Abuse Hotline
NY State Child Abuse & Maltreatment Hotline State Central Register