24 Hour Crisis Hotline



The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) provides free, comprehensive support services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and violent crimes. The program promotes safe environments, self-determination, self-worth and envisions a future where people are free from abuse and oppression.


October is Domestic Violence Awareness MonthThroughout the month of October, help the Violence Intervention Program raise awareness about domestic violence and join in our efforts to end violence.  

Clothesline Project and Silent Witness Display

  • 10.10.17-10.13.17: Hartwick College (Dewar Union), 10AM-2PM
  • 10.16.17: SUNY Oneonta (Hunt Union), 10AM – 2PM
  • 10.18.17: SUNY Oneonta (Hunt Union), 10AM – 2PM
  • 10.23.17 & 10.24.17: Otsego Family Court Building (197 Main Street, Cooperstown)
  • 10.25.17 & 10.26.17: The Meadows Office Complex (140 County Highway 33W, Cooperstown)
  • 10.23.17 & 10.25.17: Main Street Walkway, Oneonta, 10AM – 2PM

Wear Purple Day:  National #PurpleThursday is October 19, 2017. Join us and paint the town purple.

Donate: Make a donation in honor of the people in your life who have been impacted by domestic violence.


We offer the following completely confidential services:

  • 24-hour crisis hotline
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Advocacy and legal/medical accompaniment
  • Education to schools and community groups
  • Crime victims compensation claims assistance
  • Safe housing, domestic violence shelter
  • Referrals to supportive services
  • Rape crisis services
  • Support groups
  • Prevention education
  • Just 4 Teens

Get help today:

  • Call our 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 607.432.4855
  • Call our office at 607.433.8038
  • Visit our main office at 3 West Broadway, Oneonta
  • Open 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Evening appointments available.
  • If you are in immediate danger, call 911

What is domestic violence?
It is a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power
and control over an intimate partner. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure, or wound someone.

What is child sexual abuse?
It is any sexual contact between a child and an adult or older child (at least 4 years age difference). Sexual abuse happens to both boys and girls. Sexual abuse is never the child’s fault. Physical force is rarely used; techniques most commonly used are bribery, threats, abusing a position of authority, taking advantage of the child’s sense of trust or lack of knowledge, and exploiting a child's desire for acceptance and affection.

What is sexual assault?
Sexual assault is a sexual act committed without consent. Sexual assault is a general term that encompasses many different crimes, including rape, incest, child molestation, sexual harassment, and indecent exposure. Sexual assault is a crime of violence where sex is used as a weapon to frighten, intimidate, or control the victim. Sexual assault can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender, or other characteristics.


This program funded in part by:

For more information: