Here you will find services for victims of domestic violence, sex crimes, and violent crimes.

Family of Woodstock

Services include:

The Washbourne House, A 17 bed shelter for women and their children, The Washbourne House, located in a confidential location in Ulster County. Residents receive individual and group support-counseling, case management, parenting and children’s services, advocacy and extensive referrals. Call Family of Woodstock’s 24-hour crisis hotline at 338-2370.

Non-residential support groups. Women who are not in need of our shelter services can attend a weekly domestic violence support group. There are two English-speaking groups meeting in the early evening, in Kingston; one of those groups includes childcare. For information about these evening groups, contact Emily at 331-7080, x 328.

Groups meeting during business hours are these: A Thursday, Spanish-speaking group in Kingston; a Tuesday, English & Spanish speaking group in New Paltz; a Wednesday, English & Spanish speaking group in Ellenville. For information about these three groups, contact our bilingual counselor, Maria, at 331-7080, x 313.

Short-term individual counseling and case management, including safety planning for yourself and your children. If you are not ready to be in a support group, or if your schedule conflicts with our existing support groups, we can meet you for short-term counseling. Call Emily at 331-7080, x 328. For bilingual services contact Maria at 331-7080, x 313.

Our domestic violence Family Court advocate can provide assistance in drafting petitions for emergency orders of protection. Call Lyuba at 481-9465

For more information visit their website.

Family of Woodstock hotline: call 845-338-2370 or text 845-679-2485

Family Domestic Violence Services
PO Box 3817
Kingston, NY 12402

845-331-7080  ext 327


New York state domestic violence hotlines

New York State Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline (English & español/Multi-language accessibility): 1-800-942-6906 or 711 for Deaf or Hard of Hearing

National Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) 

National Deaf Hotline Videophone 9am-5pm M-F 1-855-812-1001 or

New York State Hotline for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. 1-800-942-6906


Ulster county crime victims assistance program

Free, confidential, 24-hour services for Ulster County Residents who have been the victims of violent crimes (past or present) and their families, or anyone who has been the innocent victim of a violent crime committed in Ulster County. Services are offered regardless of whether the crime is reported to the police.

Services include: crisis intervention, emotional support, advocacy, and support groups, accompaniment to the police department, district attorney’s office, court proceedings, the hospital, and sexual assault forensic exams, information and referral to additional programs and services, and financial assistance for costs related to the crime. Call for more information.

5 Pearl Street in Kingston
(845) 340-3443
HOTLINE (845) 340-3442
Crime Victims Assistance Program Website


Ulster county department of social services

Children and Family Services & Domestic Violence Investigative Unit

Joint program of Ulster County Department of Social Services and District Attorney. Employs resources of Social Services, District Attorney, NYS Police, UC Sheriff’s Department & Kingston Police Department, investigates reports of child abuse & domestic violence. Coordinates activities of all agencies involved in investigating reports of family violence. Services include Child Protective Services, Family & Child Advocacy Center, Assessment/Intake Unit, preventive services, and foster care.

1091 Development Court, Kingston, NY 12401

Phone: 845-334-5400

Visit their website for more information

Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Family and Child Advocacy Center

The Family Violence Unit seeks to employ the resources and experience of the Ulster County Department of Social Services, the New York State Police, the Ulster County Sheriff's Department, the Kingston Police Department, and the Ulster County District Attorney's Office to investigate incidents of child abuse, domestic violence, and assaults on the elderly. 

21 O'Neil Street, Kingston, NY 12401

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Ulster county district attorney

Ulster County Court House:

275 Wall St., Kingston NY 12401

Phone: 845-340-3280

Fax: 340-3185

Visit their website for more information

Office Hours Monday-Friday 9-5

The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Unit (S.A.N.E.)

S.A.N.E is a program specifically designed to insure that victims of sexual assaults are treated in a compassionate and humane manner. It is staffed by specially trained nurse professionals who have been schooled in the most advanced evidence collection techniques and who are sensitive to the physical and psychological needs of the victims of these types of crimes.

Under this program, victims of sexual assault are promptly taken by police agencies to a specially designed area at the Benedictine Hospital. The victim is met by the S.A.N.E. examiners and by a volunteer of the local Crime Victims Assistance Program. After being counseled as to what will transpire and given a full description of their rights, the victims are then examined by a specially trained nurse. The area where the examination is to be conducted is equipped with a waiting room for police and family members. After the examination has been completed, the victim can shower, change into fresh clothing, and receive follow-up information for counseling and medical treatment. Once the examination has been completed, the police agency will transport the victim and their family back to her residence.

Phone: 845-340-3363