National technical assistance center on serving LGBTQ survivors


Direct service providers can now benefit from a national technical assistance number for help when working with LGBTQ survivors of violence.

Direct service and community-based organizations in the anti-violence field have struggled to provide culturally relevant and accessible services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) survivors.  Yesterday, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) announced the National Training and Technical Assistance Center is now available to provide technical assistance on issues such as: language and terminology, creating an LGBTQ-inclusive organization, developing LGBTQ-inclusive policies and procedures, and more.  Technical assistance is free and available by phone, instant messaging, and email.  The warmline is available in English and accessible to people that are Deaf or Hard of hearing.  See below for more details:

Toll-free technical assistance warmline: 1-855-AVP-LGBT

Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST    (1-855-287-5428)

Deaf/Hard of hearing accessible instant messaging AIM: AVPlgbt

Prefer e-mail?  Join NCAVP’s national technical assistance list serve. To join contact: [email protected]


Livia Rojas, MSSW, is the Training and Resource Coordinator in the Campus Program at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) where she provides training and technical assistance to recipients of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Grant to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking on college and university campuses across the United States and territories. Livia has eleven years of working to advance human rights and student organizing through practice and research.

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