Support & Services

GLBTQ-DVP specializes in services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (GLBTQ) victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence who are located in Southern New England, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. We support all victims and survivors regardless of gender identity/expression and/or sexual orientation.

All of our services are FREE and confidential.

Domestic Violence Support

GLBTQ-DVP operates a 24-hour hotline to support victims and survivors of domestic violence and their friends and families. Contact the hotline for immediate crisis counseling, help planning for safety, and for more information about our services, including court/medical accompaniment and help navigating social service systems.

The fastest way to access domestic violence support is to call the hotline at 1-800-832-1901. You may also access this service by emailing CSDirector@glbtqdvp.org. The hotline is available 24-hours a day.

Sexual Assault Support

GLBTQ-DVP offers case management for survivors of sexual assault. This service offers ongoing emotional support, help with shelter and housing, assistance connecting to medical and legal services, and police and court accompaniment.

The fastest way to access sexual assault services is to call 617-779-2127. You may also access this service by emailing SAcasemanager@glbtqdvp.org. This service is typically available Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (if visiting the office, please call in advance to ensure an advocate will be available).

Emergency Shelter & Housing Advocacy

GLBTQ-DVP operates a free, confidential, and short-term safe home space for victims and survivors of domestic violence. If you would like support in leaving your relationship and have no place to go, we can offer support by providing a living space where you can get back on your feet. We will work with you to find solutions for long term housing and provide you with information about our first/last month's rent program.

The fastest way to access emergency shelter and housing advocacy is to call the hotline at 1-800-832-1901. You may also access this service by emailing CSDirector@glbtqdvp.org. The hotline is available 24-hours a day.

Legal Advocacy

We can help to support you through the complex legal system, including interaction with the police and court systems. If you decide you want to pursue a restraining order or a harassment order, we can meet you at the courthouse, help guide you through the process, and answer questions about your rights and options. If you need an attorney or would like legal advice, you may qualify for free representation from the GLBTQ domestic violence attorney.

The fastest way to access the attorney is to call 617-779-2130. You may also access this service by emailing attorney@glbtqdvp.org. This service is typically available Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (if visiting the office, please call in advance to ensure an advocate will be available).

Counseling

We offer long and short term individual counseling, group counseling and special workshops. All of our counselors are trained in helping survivors of domestic and sexual violence. We have daytime and evening appointments available.

The fastest way to access counseling services is to call the hotline at 1-800-832-1901. You may also access this service by emailing CSDirector@glbtqdvp.org. The hotline is available 24-hours a day.

Accessing Services

You can access our services by phone, email, or by visiting our client services department, Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (if visiting the office, please call in advance to ensure an advocate will be available). Our client services department is located at the Family Justice Center, 989 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.