24 Hour Crisis Hotline



The Violence Intervention Program - fondly known as VIP - offers free and confidential support to victims, survivors and families impacted by violent crime such as domestic violence, sexual assault, physical assault, elder abuse, stalking, hate crimes, motor vehicle assault and homicide. The program promotes safe environments, self-determination, self-worth and envisions a future where people are free from abuse and oppression.

Available Supports:

  • 24-Hour Crisis Hotline
  • Rape Crisis Services
  • Individual Counseling and Support Groups
  • Court Advocacy
  • Medical Advocacy and Accompaniment
  • Crime Victims Compensation Assistance
  • Emergency Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Transitional Housing and Housing Support Services
  • College Support Services
  • Information and Referrals
  • Prevention Education & Community Outreach
  • Just 4 Teens

You are not alone

  • Call us
    • 24-Hour Crisis Hotline - 607.432.4855
    • Program Office - 607.433.8038 
  • Stop by our main office at 3 West Broadway, OneontaOpen 8:00AM – 5:00PM, Monday through Friday. 

If you are in immediate danger, call 911

What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner or family member. Abuse includes physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, or physically injure someone.

Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. It occurs between couples who are married, living together, or dating and between other family members.

What is Sexual Assault? Sexual assault occurs when a person purposefully touches another person in a sexual way without that person’s consent, or coerces or physically forces a person to engage in a sexual act against their will. Sexual assault is a general term that includes rape, incest, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and indecent exposure. Sexual assault can happen to anyone, regardless of race, age, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

In most sexual assault cases, the abuser is not a stranger, but someone the victim knows well or can identify. In cases of child sexual assault, incidents are typically not a single occurrence, but part of an ongoing pattern of abuse.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Are Crimes. Victims, or parents/guardians of minors, are encouraged to contact the police to report the abuse; however, that decision is up to the victim. If you choose not to contact the police, support is still available by calling the Violence Intervention Program 24-Hour Hotline at 607.432.4855. VIP also offers services and support to friends and family members impacted by crime.

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