Denim Day NYC Coalition to End Sexual Violence

Join Us To Take a Stand and End Sexual Assault and Violence!

Denim Day NYC is a coalition of community agencies, elected officials, students, and volunteers united to promote awareness around the issue of sexual assault. Denim Day grew out of a case in which a rape conviction was overturned because the judge reasoned the victim’s tight jeans meant that she had to have helped her assailant remove them, implying consent. People were outraged all over the world and wearing jeans became an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes and myths surrounding sexual assault. Denim Day started in Los Angeles and has grown into an international movement. Denim Day NYC started in 2010 with a collaborative of three agencies and has grown to more than 40 agencies uniting to promote awareness around the issue of sexual assault.

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NYC Hotlines

If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual assault, you can call the below hotlines and numbers  to receive resources, support and assistance:

Safe Horizon Rape Crisis/Sexual Abuse 24-hour Hotline


TDD:  866-604-5350

New York City Police Department Special Victims Division 24-hour Hotline


New York City Police Department Special Victims Report Line


NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project


NYPD Special Victims Division 24-hour Hotline


Safe Horizon Domestic Violence 24-hour Hotline


TDD:  866-604-5350

National Hotlines

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network 24-hour Hotline


National Domestic Violence Hotline 24-hour Hotline


TDD: 1-800-787-3244

NYC Rape Crisis Programs

Bellevue Hospital Center

Sexual Assault Response Team SAFE Center

462 First Avenue CD Building, Room CD408, New York, NY 10016


Beth Israel Medical Center

Rape Crisis & Domestic Violence Intervention Program

Dept. of Social Work, 317 E 17th St., New York, NY 10003


Coney Island Hospital

Rape Crisis Program

2601 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NY


Harlem Hospital

Center for Victim Support SAFE Center

Harlem Hospital Center, R. 6111 MLK 506 Lenox Ave., New York NY 10037


New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center

Victim Intervention Program

525 East 68th Street, New York, New York 10065


North Central Bronx Hospital

Sexual Assault Treatment Program

3424 Kossuth Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467


Mount Sinai Hospital

Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention (SAVI) Program

1 Gustave Levy Place, Box 1670, New York, NY 10029


Elmhurst Hospital Center

Sexual Assault Survivor Program

Elmhurst Hospital Center 79-01 Broadway, Queens, NY 11373


St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital

Crime Victims Treatment Center

411 W. 114th St., Suite 2C, New York, NY 10025


St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital

Crime Victims Treatment Center—Roosevelt Division

Antenucci Building, 432W 58th St., Ground Floor, New York, NY 10019


Wyckoff Heights Medical Center

Rape Crisis Program

374 Stockholm Street, Room 1-38, Brooklyn NY 11237


Lincoln Victim Assistance Program / Social Work Dept 1 B2

Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center

234 E. 149th St, Bronx, NY 10451