Wayside Out-Reach Development Safety Team’s goal is to educate our Brownsville and neighboring communities on topics such as, Crime Victims’ Rights, Stalking, Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse. Our Victim Advocate Team is assigned to the local Police Precincts to receive reports of crimes against adults 55 and older. In addition to providing education on various topics, our Safety Department advocates and provides referrals based on individual client needs.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of a crime, the Safety Department can assist you with determining what services are available in regards to your individual situation.




Our services include:

  • Information and referrals based on client’s needs

  • Emergency financial assistance

  • Crisis counseling and advocacy

  • Safety planning

  • Filing for compensation through the NYS Office of Victim Services

  • Educational workshops and presentations