Domestic Violence Awareness LGBTQI+ Resource Guide!

Apicha Community Health Center Oct 18, 2016  

LGBT Domestic Violence Apicha

In our last post we got into some detail about what Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in LGBTQI+ communities looks like and why it is such a pressing public health issue. We have seen this issue invisibilized and ignored in national conversations and initiatives addressing domestic violence and intimate partner violence. We have to make a change. 

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, the resources provided below can help you in getting the support you need. 

Important Hotline & Online Resources


NYC LGBTQI+ Anti-Violence Project (AVP)


GLBT National Help Center 

  • 1.888.843.4564  (GLBT National Hotline) 
  • 1.800.246.7743  (GLBT National Youth Talkline) 
  • Monday-Friday from 4pm - 12am, Saturday from 12:pm - 5pm
  • "The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) National Help Center, founded in 1996, is a non-profit organization that provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Utilizing a diverse group of GLBT volunteers, we operate two national hotlines, the GLBT National Hotline and the GLBT National Youth Talkline, as well as private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that helps both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more."
  • Check out these critical resources: Online Peer-Supprt Chat,  Trans Teens Online Talk Group, & GLBT National Resource Database.


The Trevor Project [Youth]


Day One Project [Youth]

  • 1.800.214.4150
  • Monday-Friday; Regular Business Hours
  • "Day One provides confidential assistance over the phone to youth, helps parents support teens/young adults involved in abusive relationships, and provides technical assistance to professionals handling a dating abuse/domestic violence case. Youth can ask to speak to a lawyer regarding their rights, legal options, school safety transfers and detailed safety planning."
  • Check out these critical resources: Help YourselfHelp Your FriendClient Services, & Community Resources


Trans Lifeline 

  • 1.877.565.8860
  • 24/7 hotline - 7 days a week
  • "Trans Lifeline is dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have."


The Network/La Red 

  • 1.617.742.4911
  • 24/7 hotline - 7 days a week
  • "The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Partner abuse happens because the abuser wants to gain and maintain control. It reflects and continues the culture that allows and rewards using power to control and/or exploit groups of people. The Network/La Red links domestic violence to all other forms of violence, oppression and abuse, because the values and tactics behind each are identical."
  • Check out these critical resources: the Safehome Program, Support Group, Safety Planning, Legal Help, &  How To Help a Friend or a Family Member


Community United Against Violence

  • 1.413.333.4357
  • "Founded in 1979, CUAV works to build the power of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) communities to transform violence and oppression. As part of the larger social justice movement, CUAV works to create truly safe communities where everyone can thrive."
  • Check out these critical resources: CUAV Programs & Informational Resources for People In Need of Help 


The National Domestic Violence Hotline 

  • 1.800.799.7233
  • 24/7 hotline - 7 days a week 
  • "Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to The Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages."
  • Check out these critical resources: Secure Online Confidential Chat, Warning Signs/Red Flags, LGBTQ Relationship Violence,  &  Information Guides


Important Shelter & Safehouse Resources

Ali Forney Center  [Emergency & Transitional Shelter for LGBTQI+ Youth]
222 West 35th Street
New York, NY 10010
P: 212.222.3427
F: 212.222.5861
Hotline: 212.206.0574
Ages 16-24.
Sylvia's Place  [Emergency Shelter for LGBTQI+ Youth]
446 W.36th Street
P: 718.300.0133
P: (212) 629-7440 Ext. 226
Safe Homes Project [Emergency Shelter for People & Their Children - Confidentially Located]
P: 1.718.499.2151 
Sanctuary For Families [Crisis Shelter & Transitional Shelter - Confidentially Located]
P. (212) 349–6009

New York City Family Justice Center – Bronx
198 East 161st Street
Bronx, NY 10451

New York City Family Justice Center – Brooklyn
350 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

New York City Family Justice Center – Manhattan
80 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013

New York City Family Justice Center – Queens
126-02 82nd Avenue
Kew Gardens, NY 11415


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