Find alternatives to calling the Binghamton Police Bureau.
Typically, people call the police because they are experiencing or perceive an emergency and need immediate assistance. In order to provide the most effective alternatives to calling the police or 911, unless otherwise indicated, the resources included here are limited to those that offer immediate assistance through emergency or crisis services.
These resources may be obligated to call police in the case of an immediate risk of harm to the caller or another, child abuse, or abuse of a vulnerable adult. Where we know or suspect that a resource may work in cooperation with law enforcement or involve them beyond what is required by law, we acknowledge that in the listing.
These resources are not intended to cover all situations, only to provide the services described. If you are in danger of immediate harm and feel safe doing so, call 911.
- Binghamton Rescue Mission
- Provides a residence for men who have experienced homelessness or are referred by local agencies
- (607) 201-1030
- Crime Victims Assistance Center
- Trauma and crisis help to victims of crimes. 24-7 crisis hotline.
- (607) 722-4256
- Text: (607) 725-8196
- UHS CPEP (Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program) Hotline
- 24/7 crisis service staffed by psychiatric nurses, social workers and paraprofessionals under the direction of a medical doctor/psychiatrist. All calls are free and confidential.
- (607) 762-2302 or 1 (800) 451-0560
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
- Rise – NY
- Operates gender-inclusive domestic violence shelters. Fully operational 24/7/365. Help with quick removal, safety planning. They can meet you at a safe location and transport you to a shelter. Shelter location is confidential.
- (607) 754-4340 (24-Hour Hotline)
- 1 (877) 754-4340
Please note, people answering these calls may be mandatory reporters, and required to make a report to CPS or law enforcement in certain situations. Learn about local mandatory reporter laws here.
- United Health Services (UHS) Addiction Crisis Line
- Offers free and confidential information, support, and next step advice including linkage to formal evaluation and/or treatment for people seeking help with substance uses. Staffed by nurses, social workers, and licensed counselors.
- (607) 762-2257
Please consider using these alternatives to calling the Binghamton Police Bureau or 911 when faced with a situation that calls for de-escalation and/or intervention. We can abolish the police by not calling the police.
We have tried to indicate where police or law enforcement may work with the alternative resources listed; please let us know if you have any concerns about these resources.
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