Counseling and Support Groups

Due to COVID-19 Precautions & Mandates:

DV Counseling Services have transitioned to telecounseling. Counselors or case managers have been in contact with clients to set up this option.

DV Satellite Office at 188 Washington Avenue is closed to the public until further notice. If someone is in need of domestic violence services, call our Domestic Violence 24-Hour Hotline at 518.432.7865


If you or someone you know is seeking services and have concerns related to COVID-19, we will certainly guide you under the direction of NYS Department of Health, and coordinate services accordingly.

If you are experiencing domestic violence and are quarantined, please call our DV Hotline at 518.432.7865—we are able to provide you services that will safeguard you and others, including alternative emergency housing options.



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Equinox counselors address needs identified by the victim and provide options for safety, an understanding of the nature of domestic violence, and problem-solving strategies. Individual counseling appointments are available for victims and their children.

Support groups provide peer support and an opportunity to discuss experiences about family violence in a group setting. We offer specialized groups for adults and children.

Purple Group 
Monday: 5 PM-6 PM Facilitated by Melissa Kovelman: 518.434.6135 x5318 

Thursday: 11 AM-12 PM Facilitated by Andraleigh Apple: 518.434.6135 x5316

526A Central Ave., Albany, NY 12206

We offer specialized services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming individuals.

Equinox distributes used cell phones to victims of domestic violence, which can be used to dial 911 even without regular cell phone plans or service. To donate cell phones or for more information, please contact Development & Community Relations at 518.434.6135.



526A Central Ave.
Albany, NY 12206
518.434.6135 Press Option 2
In case of bad weather, contact our Client Weather Line at 518.435.9931, x5454


24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline 518.432.7865

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