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ORGANIZATION: Crime Victims Treatment Center (CVTC)

  • 299 people are interested

The Crime Victims Treatment Center is New York State's oldest and most comprehensive hospital-based victim services program. Things started small back in 1977, but this little grassroots organization has since grown into a towering forest, providing a vast range of services, free of charge, to survivors of violent crime.

Sounds great, right? It is. Here's where you can get involved.

Join us by becoming a Volunteer Rape Crisis and Domestic Advocate. Our Advocates work with survivors who come to the Emergency Room for treatment.

Volunteer rape crisis and domestic violence advocates provide crisis counseling, emotional support and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence who seek treatment in the emergency departments of our affiliate hospitals, which include Mount Sinai West, Mount Sinai Morningside, Brookdale Hospital, Lenox Health Greenwich Village, and Long Island Jewish Forest Hills. All it takes is a comprehensive 40-hour training (provided by us, online), two 12-hour shifts per month, and a willingness to do a whole lot of good.

Please get in touch if you're interested in taking our next training in October 2024. To become an advocate, you must be:

  • over 18 years of age
  • able to reach Mount Sinai West, Mount Sinai Morningside, Lenox Health Greenwich Village, Long Island Jewish Forest Hills and/or Brookdale Hospital within 20 minutes in a cab
  • have access to high-speed internet or a mobile device
  • able to commit to being on-call for two 12-hour shifts per month
  • able to commit to the program for at least one year if accepted
  • able to attend all 5 training dates: TBD

Interested? How wonderful! E-mail our Community Programs Manager Amy Iwanowicz by filling out this form. We can't wait to hear from you!

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About Crime Victims Treatment Center (CVTC)


40 Exchange Place, Suite 510, New York, NY 10005, US

Mission Statement

CVTC IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO HELPING PEOPLE HEAL FROM VIOLENT CRIME. We respect that healing comes in many forms and recognize the importance of a holistic approach. CVTC provides a wide range of therapeutic services free of charge to anyone impacted by violence. We are dedicated to advocacy on behalf of survivors, collaboration with partners across a multitude of disciplines, and training for those who work with survivors. We are committed to changing cultural norms around violence and promoting social justice through progressive legislation and community mobilization.


Since 1977, the Crime Victims Treatment Center has been helping survivors of interpersonal violence heal. Our support comes in the forms of crisis intervention, individual and group trauma-focused therapy, legal advocacy, complementary therapy and psychiatric consultation. We are available from the moments following an assault, all the way through the culmination of a survivor's healing process. All of our services are confidential and completely free of charge.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Health & Medicine
Advocacy & Human Rights, Crisis Support, Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations New York, NY 10005



  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Healthcare
  • Community Outreach
  • Social Work


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 40 hours for training held every October. You must be willing to commit to two 12-hr on-call shifts per month for one year.
  • To be within 20 minutes of Mount Sinai West, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Lenox Health Greenwich Village and/or Brookdale Hospital within 20 minutes in a cab we pay for.

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