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: