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Off-Campus Resources

Center for Victim Safety & Support at Family Services

Domestic Violence Hotline: (845) 485-5550 (24/7)
Rape Crisis/Crime Victims Hotline: (845) 452-7272 (24/7)

Website: www.familyservicesny.org

The Center for Victim Safety & Support at Family Services provides 24 hour non-residential, comprehensive services to survivors of relationship abuse, sexual assault, and other crimes. Services include confidential support, advocacy, accompaniment, counseling, rape crisis services (SAFE Exam accompaniment), financial reimbursement through the NYS Office of Victim Services, emergency assistance for survivors, and two 24-hour hotlines. All services are free of charge. CVSS also specializes in enhancing the systems response to victims of crime as well as prevention of crimes.


Grace Smith House

Phone: (845) 471-3033 (24/7)

Website: www.gracesmithhouse.org

Grace Smith House is a shelter for survivors of relationship abuse and their families in need of safety and protection. Services include: emergency shelter, safety, housing advocacy, information and referrals, parenting discussions, children's groups and advocacy, crisis and supportive counseling, and a 24-hour hotline.


Sexual Assault Forensic Exams

Vassar Brothers Medical Center SAFE Exam: (845) 454-8500 (24/7)
Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital SAFE Exam: (845) 483-5000 (24/7)

Website: https://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/safe/

Sexual Assault Forensic Exams (SAFE Exams) provide compassionate, patient-centered, and professional care for sexual assault survivors after an assault. Survivors are treated by trained Department of Health certified sexual assault forensic examiners in a private examination room. Exams include evaluation, treatment, referral, and follow-up. The exam ensures the quality of collection, documentation, preservation, and custody of physical evidence. This service is free of charge for survivors. Having a SAFE Exam completed does not mean that you need to press charges with law enforcement. 

SAFE Exams can be conducted at both Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie. 


New York State Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit

Emergencies: 911 (24/7)
Hotline: 1(844) 845-7269 (24/7)

Website: https://consentfirst.troopers.ny.gov/

The mission of the New York State Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit (NYSP CSAVU) is to reduce the incidence and facilitate the reporting of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking on college and university campuses, through a prevention education campaign, a response training program, and by providing support and assistance to students, faculty and staff, university police, campus safety, local law enforcement, and victim advocates.

To report a sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and/or stalking incident within a college campus in New York State, call the NYSP CSAVU hotline. 


Town of Poughkeepsie Police

Emergencies: 911 (24/7)
Non-emergencies: (845) 485-3666 (24/7)

Website: http://www.townpolice.net/

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department can assist survivors in filing a police report. Campus staff can assist you and accompany you to make a report, or you can contact the police directly. The Center for Victim Safety & Support also has an advocate who is co-located within the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department. 


District Attorney’s Office - Special Victims Bureau

Phone: (845) 486-2300

Website: http://www.dutchessny.gov/CountyGov/Departments/DistrictAttorney/DABureaus.htm

The Special Victims Bureau prosecutes through trial Sex Offense cases, including Child Sex Abuse, Domestic Violence crimes and Elder Abuse cases.