The Anti-Violence program targets and has expertise in serving LGBT survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking; as well as all survivors of hate crimes regardless of sexual orientation. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, ethnicity, creed, national origin, sexual/affectional orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental ability, religious practice or preference, HIV status, chemical dependency status, marital status, or pregnancy.
You are a survivor. Being the target of violence can make you feel like you lost something, maybe even a part of yourself. When you leave a violent home, you may lose a lot, including your home, your family, belongings, and financial stability. We are here to help you regain what you’ve lost, and more importantly, to help you rebuild a life that is safer and more independent.
Survivor Support Services
Help is available via the 24 hour hotline, walk-in during normal business hours or advocacy with police, medical, prosecutor or court appointments. We can provide an immediate supportive response in order to reduce acute distress, begin stabilization and assist in determining next steps. If you are being abused by a partner, and are transgender or in a same-sex relationship, we can help you find safe shelter (see below).
Also, you don’t have to do this alone. Volunteers and staff will accompany you to file a police report, to the hospital for a SANE exam, and to legal and court appointments.
*Admittance to group therapy is based upon results of initial intake and assessment.
The Center can provides public education to your group, school, church or business to increase your knowledge of dynamics of sexual violence, causes and consequences and services available.
The Center has very limited private funds for short-term shelter. If you are in an abusive relationship living with your abuser, the Center may be able to help you find emergency shelter, as well as assist with rapid rehousing. Please call the LGBT Switchboard of Houston at 713-529-3211 for information. If you are in immediate physical danger, please call 911.