Services for the Victims of Abuse

The Violence Intervention and Treatment Program (VITP) at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center (WHMC) is the only Hospital based grant funded program in Brooklyn serving clients who are primary or secondary victims of domestic violence, sexual assault/rape or other crime. Referrals are received from hospital departments/clinical services, individuals within the community, or other community service providers. All services are free and confidential regardless of sex, gender expression or immigration status.

The program is proud to have Rape Crisis Advocate on call service to assist in the Emergency Department during the evenings, weekends and holidays. These advocates provide emotional support, advocacy, information and assistance to the victim (age 12 and above) in the Emergency Department. They are certified by NYS Department of Health to become advocates after the completion of required training. Please call the program if you are interested to become a Rape Crisis Advocate.

VITP also offers free trainings on sexual misconduct and bystander intervention to colleges and graduate schools. We also provide technical assistance for colleges and graduate schools interested in implementing or strengthening their violence prevention programs on campus.

Hours of Operation:
9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday  

For medical emergency, please call 911 or go to Emergency Department
For alternative housing such as shelter: Safe Horizon Hotline 1-800-621-4673

For more information on the program:
Marcy Zingman, LMSW
Violence Prevention Specialist

- Bilingual (Spanish) therapist available upon request.
- Evening appointments are also available upon request.

To schedule for a counseling appointment:
Ricky Kriete, MHC-LP
VITP Counselor