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Selected Resources Addressing Domestic Violence in New York’s GLBT Community

March 1, 2008

Author: Amy Schwartz-Wallace

State & National Domestic Violence Hotlines:

NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence 24-hour Statewide Hotline:
English: 1-800-942-6906 English TTY: 1-800-818-0656
Spanish: 1-800-942-6908 Spanish TTY: 1-800-780-7660

NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault 24-hour Statewide Hotline:
English: 1-800-942-6906 Spanish: 1-800-942-6908
English TTY: 1-800-818-0656 Spanish TTY: 1-800-780-7660

NYC Domestic Violence 24-hour Citywide Hotline:
1-800-621-4673 TDD: 1-866-604-5350

NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project:
1-212-714-1141 TTY: 212-714-1134

National Domestic Violence 24-hour Hotline:
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) TTY: 1-800-787-3224

National Teen Dating Abuse 24-hour Helpline:
1-866-331-9474 TTY: 1-866-331-8453 TTY

Members of the New York State LGBT Domestic Violence Network:

Listing By County - (Current as of 3/08)

 

Capital Region

New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence -
www.opdv.state.ny.us

New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence - www.nyscadv.org
New York State DOH AIDS Institute – www.health.state.ny.us/diseases.aids
Equinox Domestic Violence Services – www.equinoxinc.org
In Our Own Voices – www.inourownvoices.org
Empire Justice Center (Albany Office)- http://www.empirejustice.org/

Kings County

The Legal Aid Society of Brooklyn, NY – www.legal-aid.org
South Brooklyn Legal Services – www.sbls.org
The Safe Homes Project, A Project of Good Shepherd Services –
www.goodshepherds.org

Livingston County

Chances and Changes Domestic Violence Program –
www.chancesandchanges.org

Monroe County

Alternatives for Battered Women – www.abwrochester.org
Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley – www.gayalliance.org
Men of Color Health Awareness Project – www.mochaproject.org
Monroe County Family Court – www.monroecounty.gov
Empire Justice Center (Rochester Office) - http://www.empirejustice.org/

Nassau County

Pride for Youth – www.longislandcrisiscenter.org

New York City

The New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project – www.avp.org
Safe Horizon – www.safehorizon.org
Sanctuary for Families – www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org

Onondaga County

Vera House – www.verahouse.org

Putnam County

Putnam Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center www.putnamcountyny.com/womensresourcecenter

Rockland County

Rockland Family Shelter – www.rocklandfamilyshelter.org
Volunteer Counseling Service Community Project – www.gaypriderockland.org

Suffolk County

Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence – www.sccadv.org

Suffolk and Nassau Counties

Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth – www.ligly.com

Tioga County

A New Hope Center – www.newhopecenterinc.org

Tompkins County

The Advocacy Center – www.theadvocacycenter.org

Westchester County

Westchester County Executive's Office – www.westchestergov.com

New Jersey

YWCA of Eastern Union County – www.ywca.org

Network Allies

Ontario County: Family Counseling Services for the Finger Lakes – www.fcsfl.org

NYS-Based Legal Organizations with GLBT-Specific Services

Sylvia Rivera Law Project (focus on legal issues addressing gender identity and
gender expression) - www.srlp.org
NY Civil Liberties Union LGBT Rights Division - www.nyclu.org/issues/lgbt
Lambda Legal (national office in NYC) - www.lambdalegal.org
American Civil Liberties Union LGBT Project (national office in NYC) -
www.aclu.org/lgbt/index.html

LeGal (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Law Association of NY) –
www.le-gal.org/site/

(Operates a Lawyer Referral Service and Pro Bono Immigration Project)
Immigration Equality, Inc. (national office in NYC) -
www.immigrationequality.org/index.php

NYS-Based General Legal Services Programs

LawHelp NY - http://www.lawhelp.org/NY/ (This site provides information about free legal aid services in all New York counties, gives users information about their legal rights on a variety of legal issues, the courts, and more. Users can search the extensive database by nature of their legal problem and by zip code.)

National GLBT Legal Advocacy Organizations

National Center for Lesbian Rights - www.nclrights.org
Lambda Legal - www.lambdalegal.org
Human Rights Campaign – www.hrc.org
American Civil Liberties Union – www.aclu.org
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force – www.thetaskforce.org
Freedom to Marry – www.freedomtomarry.org
Immigration Equality, Inc. - www.immigrationequality.org/index.php

National LGBT - Specific Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence Resources

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs – www.ncavp.org
GLBT National Help Center – www.glnh.org
(Also operates the GLBT National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564)

National Organization Adressing Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence - www.ncadv.org
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence – www.ncdsv.org
National Network to End Domestic Violence - www.nnedv.org/
National Stalking Resource Center - www.ncvc.org/src/Main.aspx
Family Violence Prevention Fund – www.endabuse.org/
The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence - http://www.abanet.org/domviol/home.html
Legal Momentum – www.legalmomentum.org
Women's Law Initiative - www.womenslaw.org

Links to Selected Online LGBT Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence Resources

Journal/Research Articles

The Connection Between Homophobia and Violence Against Women, by Suzanne Pharr
http://new.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/HomophobiaandVAW.pdf

Bibliographies of GLBT DV-Related Resources Same-Sex Domestic Violence References, by Brian Short. Housed at Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse on-line database
www.mincava.umn.edu/documents/bibs/samesex/samesex.html

LGBT Communities and Domestic Violence-Information and Resources. By Mary Allen and prepared by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence-A Project of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence http://new.vawnet.org/Assoc_files_VAWnet/NRC_LGBTDV-Full.pdf
Reports from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Domestic Violence in the United States in 2006" –A Report of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs www.ncavp.org/common/document_files/Reports/2006NationalDVReport(Final).pdf
"Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Domestic Violence in the United States 1999-2004-A Report of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. (Reports for separate years) http://www.avp.org

Fact Sheets & General GLBT DV Resources

Domestic Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Bisexual Communities: Participant Manual New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence http://new.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/LGTBManual-Participant.pdf
Domestic Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Bisexual Communities: Trainers Manual, New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence http://new.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/LGTBManual.pdf
LGBT Power and Control Wheel, developed by Roe and Jagodinsky. Adapted from the Power and Control Wheel, developed by Domestic Violence Intervention Project, Duluth, MN. www.ncdsv.org/images/Lesbian-GayPCwheelNOSHADING.pdf
Know Your Rights: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Domestic Violence Survivors (Employment Discrimination), developed by Legal Momentum www.legalmomentum.org/site/DocServer/lesbian,%20bisexual,%20transgen.pdf?docID=438
National Domestic Violence Laws Map, Prepared by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Forcehttp://thetaskforce.org
Domestic Violence in Gay Couples http://www.psychpage.com/learning/library/gay/gayvio.html
Think, Re-think: Domestic Violence in Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Relationships, Connie Burk, AABL/Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans and Lesbian Survivors of Abuse http://new.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/ThinkRethink.pdf
Some Thoughts on the Myth of Mutual Abuse, by Karen Lee Asheran http://new.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/ThoughtsonMutualAbuse.pdf
Immigration Issues, by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)  http://www.glad.org/rights/c/immigration/
Intimate Partner Violence in the United States. Prepared by Shannon Catalano, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics Statistician http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/intimate/ipv.htm
Seeing Past the 'L': Addressing Anti-Male Bias in Sexual Assault Services for the 'LGBT' Community, by Loree Cook-Daniels, FORGE (For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression) http://www.forge-forward.org/handouts/SA_anti-male_bias.pdf
Issues Affecting GLBT People of Color Gender Oppression, Abuse, and Violence: Community Accountability with the People of Color Progressive Movement-Report by an ad-hoc INCITE!  (INCITE!-Women of Color Against Domestic Violence) Community in Community Accountability in Organizations Working Group http://www.mincava.umn.edu/library/dv/#563
Cultural Issues Affecting Domestic Violence Service Utilization in Ethnic and Hard to Reach Populations, Kirsten Senturia, PhD, Marianne Sullivan, MPH, and Sandy Ciske, MN - Public Health: Seattle and King County, WA and Sharyne Shiu, MA, Thornton, MA, University of Washington http://www.metrokc.gov/HEALTH/dv/finalreport.pdf
Raising Our Voices: Queer Asian Women's Response to Relationship Violence, Christy Chung and Summer Lee-Asian Women's Shelter, San Francisco, CA; Edited by Leni Martin, Family Violence Prevention Fund http://endabuse.org/programs/immigrant/files/RaisingVoices.pdf
Practical Tips for Working with Transgender Survivors of Sexual Violence by Michael Munson, FORGE (For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression) http://www.forge-forward.org/handouts/Trans_survivor_tips.pdf
Making Women's Shelters Accessible to Transgendered Women, by Allison Cope & Julia Darke – Trans Accessibility Project http://www.queensu.ca/humanrights/tap/index.html
GLBT Youth and Elder Abuse Issues Lesbian, Gay Male, Bisexual, and Transgendered Elders: Elder Abuse and Neglect Issues, by Loree Cook-Daniels-Transgender Aging Network http://www.forge-forward.org/handouts/tgelderabuse-neglect.html
Teen Dating Violence Among Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Girls, by Gunner Gurwitch, TheNetwork/La Redhttp://new.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/TDV-LBTGirls.pdf
Shelter and Housing Issues Making Women's Shelters Accessible to Transgendered Women, by Allison
Cope & Julia Darke – Trans Accessibility Project http://www.queensu.ca/humanrights/tap/index.html
Shelter/Housing Needs for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Victims of Domestic Violence. Analysis of Public Hearing Testimony-October 27, 2005, Massachusetts State House.
www.ncdsv.org/images/ShelterHousingNeedsforGLBTVictimsDV.pdf

 





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