STOP Domestic Violence is a NYS certified program assisting victims of domestic violence, 24 hours a day. The main office is located in Plattsburgh (Clinton County) with a satellite office in Malone and Tupper Lake (Franklin County) as well as Westport (Essex County). Clinton County offices are open from 8:30am to 4:30pm, and Franklin and Essex Counties are open 8am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. Behavioral Health Services North, Inc. (BHSN) and the STOP Domestic Violence program are dedicated to the creation of a safe, secure environment for those seeking services with us.
It is the policy of the STOP Domestic Violence program to maintain and promote the highest quality of services to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, health status, race, color, religion, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, national origin, veteran status, immigration status, predisposing genetic characteristics, or disability. The STOP Domestic Violence program prohibits harassment of participants based upon any one of the above-mentioned protected classes.
- 24-hour hotline: 1-888-563-6904
- Crisis intervention
- Safe apartments for temporary shelter
- Individual and group supportive counseling
- Educational materials and presentations about domestic violence and its effects
- Temporary childcare during office visits
- Advocacy with law enforcement, medical services, local departments of Social Services, etc.
- Information and referrals to other local, state and nationwide domestic violence services
- Information and referrals regarding Human Trafficking
STOP Domestic Violence also assists victims with Family Offense Petitions for temporary Orders of Protection in Family Court.
Confidential safe apartments are available for those in need and eligible for temporary shelter. Safe apartment residents can take care of immediate needs and assess long range plans for a safe environment while utilizing the support and assistance of staff.
After business hours, volunteers staff the hotline with staff providing back-up coverage. To volunteer, individuals must complete a 12-hour training on domestic violence and its effects, dedicate a few hours a week for at least 6 months, and attend volunteer meetings. If interested please e-mail STOP Domestic Violence for more information.
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STOP Domestic Violence volunteer training is held frequently throughout the year. If you or anyone you know might be interested in volunteering, please call 563-6904 or email click here for more information.
BREAK the SILENCE: STOP the VIOLENCE