The Western New York Anti-Violence Project is here to support gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and queer, questioning or gender non-conforming victims of violence, and to work to lessen and prevent violent crimes against the LGBTQ community.

Who we are:

  • We are members and allies of the LGBTQ community
  • We see violence against our community going unaddressed
  • We are convinced it doesn't have to be this way
  • We are committed to making a difference
  • We are looking for othes like ourselves who want to help

What we do:

  • We help file claims with the NYS Office of Victims Services
  • We monitor police response and the court system
  • We provide awareness information for police departments
  • We provide support groups for LGBTQ survivors of violence
  • We provide short-term crisis counseling
  • We make referrals for long-term support
  • We go along with victims to police, hospital, or court
  • We provide safety awareness information
  • We provide speakers for schools, churches, other groups