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OPDV Announces
The New York State Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline

The Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) is accepting proposals from agencies, domestic violence agencies/organizations, not-for-profit corporations, and any other eligible entities to manage, operate and promote the Hotline.

The statewide, toll-free, confidential Hotline operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. The Hotline provides trained counselors who respond to a variety of service needs including crisis intervention, supportive counseling, and information and referral service.  Callers to the Hotline include victims of domestic and sexual violence, concerned others (e.g., family members, friends and co-workers), and professionals (e.g., professionals from human services, health care and criminal justice). The Hotline provides multi-language accessibility as well as 711 Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS). TRS permits persons with a hearing or speech disability to use the telephone system via a text telephone (TTY) or other device to call persons with or without such disabilities. 1

Contract funds will be awarded to one applicant and will cover an initial contract period of three years, with the potential for two (2) one-year annual renewals. Each distinct annual award (including any potential annual renewals) must not exceed $355,000. Consequently, the initial three-year award request for this RFP cannot exceed $1,065,000. The contract start date will be midnight on October 1, 2015.

To learn more about this opportunities, please review the Request for Proposals.

  1. Federal Communications Commission, Accessed 12/24/14.