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What's New

AVP Walk-In Hours Are Back!

January 30, 2023

  Being there for our community is what we do at AVP, and for the first time since 2020, we are thrilled to announce the return of office walk-in hours! […]

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New York City Anti-Violence Project launches landmark nationwide LGBTQ Safe Spaces Protection Project to address growing hate violence threat

December 13, 2022

  Hate-based violence is not new, nor are threats to our community. But data shows that a specific type of threat towards LGBTQ people is growing and requires a community-led […]

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AVP condemns Mayor Adams’ directive to first responders to involuntarily hospitalize those needing care who pose no threat of harm

November 29, 2022

The New York City Anti-Violence Project issues the following statement from Executive Director Beverly Tillery in response to New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ directive to first responders concerning involuntary […]

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NCAVP Responds to the horrific shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colo.

November 20, 2022

(New York) The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, issues the following statement in response to the anti-LGBTQ hate violence in Colorado Springs, Colo. Our community is mourning twice over as […]

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LGBTQ Safe Spaces Protection Project

Celebrate 40 changer makers who have played an important part in AVP’s forty-year history!

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AVP’s 40 Change Makers

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Your legal counsel was exactly what I needed to stop shaking in the middle of the storm. Your care and compassion is communicated to people immediately, and I’m so glad I waited the extra day in order to meet with a LGBT-friendly counselor. My sincerest thanks for everything you have done for me and continue to do for our community.




An amazing organization that does great work, and their staff is amazing and professional. Truly a safe space for all the community.


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AVP counseled me and empowered me. What was done to me – what is done to any survivor – it takes power away from them. What AVP does is give you that power back. AVP is my family. They made a change in me and in countless others.

Victoria Cruz

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