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here - Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
What is the Domestic
Violence Unit?
Legal Services
of the Hudson Valley
We are a specialized unit within
Call us to do an intake for
Legal Representation:
LSHV that is dedicated to protecting
the rights of domestic violence
1-877-574-8529
survivors. Our experienced
(1-877-LSHV-LAW)
attorneys provide free assistance
Hablamos Espanol
to victims in matters such as:
• Orders of Protection
• Child Custody and Visitation
• Child and Spousal Support
• Divorce
• Immigration Assistance for Domestic Violence
and Sexual Assault Survivors.
• Victims’ Rights Information
• Court accompaniments
• Safety Planning
• Community resources and referrals
as appropriate
OR you can walk into one of our offices
for an intake:
• White Plains: 90 Maple Avenue
(914) 949-1305
• Yonkers: 30 South Broadway, 6th floor
(914) 376-3757
• Mount Vernon: 100 East First St., 8th floor
(914) 813-6880
• Peekskill: 1 Park Place, 3rd Floor
(914) 402-2192
• Poughkeepsie: 331 Main St, 2nd Floor
(845) 471-0058
• Newburgh: 1 Corwin Court
(845) 569-9110
• Spring Valley: 7A Perlman Drive
(845) 476-3831
• Kingston: 550 Aaron Court
(845) 331-9373
Legal Services
of the Hudson Valley
Domestic Violence Unit
Providing legal services
to victims of domestic violence
To schedule an intake at one of our offices call
877-574-8529 (877-LSHV-LAW)
90 Maple Avenue | White Plains | New York | 10601
www.lshv.org | 877-574-8529
Legal Services of the
Hudson Valley
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
is comprised of experienced and dedicated
staff attorneys, volunteer lawyers and
bilingual paralegals who are passionate
about supporting our mission—
Protecting Rights and Promoting Justice.
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
has provided free civil legal assistance
to nearly 300,000 clients since it was founded
in 1967. With offices in White Plains, Yonkers,
Mount Vernon, Newburgh, Peekskill,
Spring Valley, Kingston, and Poughkeepsie,
the 120-member staff plus our volunteer
attorneys serve approximately 13,000
clients each year.
We provide free legal
representation to victims
& survivors in the
following areas:
Orders of Protection
Helping clients obtain family court
orders and advising them of their
legal rights to protect themselves
and their families.
Custody/Visitation
Providing representation on custody/
visitation matters and advising clients
on their legal options.
Immigration Relief for Survivors
of Intimate Partner Violence
Providing immigration legal services
for survivors of domestic violence, rape
and trafficking as well as other victims
of abuse. Survivors might be able to
apply for a U visa, VAWA Self-Petition
or Battered Spouse Waiver. Such relief
can offer options for securing work
authorization and other benefits.
Client Advocacy
Educating survivors through our
comprehensive network of legal and
non-legal services including,
navigating the court system, safety
planning and court accompaniments.
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
partners with domestic violence service
providers and other community organizations
in all the counties we serve.
Empowerment Through
Our Services
We recognize that domestic violence
jeopardizes an individual’s and family’s
physical, emotional, and economic well-being.
That is why LSHV has formed a strong legal
service support system which offers relief
and hope to survivors.
Research shows that 25 percent of women
and 15 percent of men report at least one life
episode of domestic violence and that among
same-sex couples, domestic violence occurs
at the same rate as among straight couples.
Studies have also shown that one of the key
components in reducing domestic violence
is ensuring that victims have access to legal
services. Through our work, we hope to protect
all survivors of intimate partner violence and
prevent future violence.

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