Capital Region Safer Bars is part of a larger initiative to end sexual assault and promote a safe a healthy nightlife experience through bystander intervention training with bars and restaurants across New York.
Albany County and Schenectady County have partnered together to bring this initiative to the Capital Region.
For more information on Albany's Safer Bars, contact:
Lori Walker (she/her), MSW
112 State Street, Room 1010, Albany, NY
24hr Rape Crisis Hotline:
The Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center provides a comprehensive range of services to emotionally and physically injured crime victims in Albany County. Services are available to anyone of any age who has experienced a sexual assault or other interpersonal crime at any time in their life, or who has been affected by someone else’s assaultMore Information About CVSVC
For more information on Schenectady's Safer Bars, contact:
Casey O'Neill (she/her)
RPE Regional Coordinator
1040 State Street, Schenectady, NY
24hr Sexual Assault Hotline:
Our mission is to empower individuals, families, and our communities impacted by crime through compassionate and confidential victim centered care.
Victim Advocacy Services (VAS) provides free and confidential services for victims and survivors of sexual assault and sexual violence. We also provide services to friends and family affected by the sexual assault or acts of sexual violence against their loved ones. Free services are also provided for innocent victims of all other crimes.
Victim Advocacy Services maintains a 24-hour sexual violence hotline for past and present survivors of sexual assault and violence. Staff and trained volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer questions, provide crisis and supportive counseling, offer community referrals, and accompany individuals to local emergency and/or police departments. We can give you support at the hospital, police station, throughout police and court