AVP has recently received reports of community members experiencing violence in connection with online dating and hook-up sites and apps. People are sometimes reluctant to report these incidents due to stigma around the use of these sites and apps, or may go without the support they need because they don't know where to turn for help.
Violence can have both physical and emotional impacts, and AVP encourages our community members to get support and stay safe, including when dating or hooking up online. AVP can help even if the incident isn't reported to the police and we keep all information confidential. If you witnessed or experienced violence, you can call AVP's 24-hour bilingual (English/Spanish) hotline at 212-714-1141 at any time and speak to a counselor to get support. You can also report online at avp.org.