New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project

Also Known As:AVP
Address:116 Nassau Street, 3rd Floor New York NY 10038
Fax:(212) 714-2627
World Wide Web: http://www.avp.org


AVP offers free and confidential support to victims of bias crimes, domestic violence, pick-up crimes, police misconduct, HIV-related violence, rape, and sexual assault. Individual and group counseling is available at AVP, while a bilingual (English/Spanish) crisis hotline offers 24-hour assistance from counselors and trained volunteers. In addition, AVP provides accompaniment and advocacy for our clients with the police, the courts, medical, and social service agencies. AVP works to change public attitudes that lead to violence against or within LGTBH communities. Violence is any act or situation where a person or a group harms others, denies them the right to be who they are, or hurts their quality of life. Violence can be direct (for example, assault and harassment), or indirect (through discrimmination) - but any kind of violence can lead to feelings of helplessness or oppression. AVP documents crimes and participates in community activism. AVP works with law enforcement and social service agencies to make sure they provide appropriate services for LGTBH residents. AVP educates social service providers, law enforcement officials, and members of the LGTBH communities. Professional counselors and trained volunteers offer emotional and practical support to victims of violence. All calls are confidential, and caller can remain anonymous.


Hotline (212) 714-1141: 24 hours/7 days; Office: Mon-Fri 10-6.

Fees/Methods of Payment:Free
Access for People with Disabilities:Wheelchair accessible. Extra wide doors. Special elevators.

Services Offered:Crime PreventionCrime Victim SupportDomestic Violence CounselingHIV TestingLegal ServicesPublic Awareness / EducationVolunteer OpportunitiesVolunteer Training
Languages Offered:Spanish
Target Groups(By Need):AIDS / HIVBisexualsGay MenGays/ Lesbians / Bisexuals / TransgendersLesbiansTransgender IndividualsVictims / Survivors