If you identify as LGBTQA, have experienced violence, and are feeling hesitant to reach out, please know that are many people on and off campus ready to support you when you are ready. In addition to other off campus resources which are all available to you, below are some resources created specifically for/by queer survivors of violence.
Phone: 617.927.6202 (to become a patient); 617.267.9001 (GBT helpline- 25+); 617.267.2535 (Peer Listening Line 25 and under) See website for helpline hours.
About: “Fenway’s Violence Recovery Program (VRP) provides counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) victims of bias crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, and police misconduct.”
Services: Counseling, support groups, advocacy, referral services, medical care, helplines
Phone: 617.742.4911 (voice) • 617-227-4911 (TTY)
About: “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.”
Services: Crisis intervention, information, and referrals on the hotline or in person, temporary safe housing, support groups, safety planning, accompaniment to court or medical appointments, assistance with victim compensation and accessing medical, legal, housing, or other social services
About: “FORGE is a national transgender anti-violence organization, founded in 1994. Since 2009, we have been federally funded to provide direct services to transgender, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault.”
Services include: Referrals to transgender-savvy providers in your area, peer support listserv for transgender/gender non-conforming people and loved ones who are direct or “secondary” survivors, Writing to Heal workshops
Phone: 617-471-1234 (24 hour hotline) 1-888-314-3683 (toll free), 617-770-4065 ext. 122 (individual counseling and safety planning), 617-770-4065 ext. 120 (legal helpline), 617-770-4065 ext. 103 (LGBQ/T outreach and education)
About: “DOVE is committed to partnering with diverse communities, families, and individuals impacted by domestic violence. We promote hope, healing, safety, and social change by providing a broad range of preventive and responsive services. All of DOVE’s services are free, confidential and LGBQ/T affirming.”
Services: 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, individual advocacy and safety planning, monthly support group for LGBQ/T survivors of domestic violence, legal helpline, trainings, workshops, and educational materials