Programs

Community Organizing and Public Advocacy

Through community organizing, education, policy and research, the Community Organizing and Public Advocacy (COPA) Department works towards shifting policy, building power of community members and responding to incidents of anti-LGBTQ violence in order to create systemic change in people’s lives.

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Client Services

AVP provides direct services to survivors of all forms of violence and to those who love and support them.

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Economic Empowerment

The Economic Empowerment Program (EEP) at AVP supports clients with free and confidential financial and workforce development services, including financial counseling, which includes budgeting, resolving debt, building credit, and tax support, and job readiness services, including resume and cover letter building, mock interviewing, and career planning.

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Legal Services

AVP provides free, holistic legal services to LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors in all five boroughs of New York City in Family Court, Housing Court, Civil Court and with immigration matters.

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National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

AVP coordinates the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP), a coalition of local member programs, affiliate organizations, and individual affiliates who create systemic and social change for LGBTQ people nationally.

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NYS Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Intimate Partner Violence Network

The New York State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Intimate Partner Violence Network (“The Network”) is a statewide, multidisciplinary group of direct service providers, community-based agencies, advocates, educators, policy makers, and funders who are working on behalf of LGBTQ communities affected by intimate partner violence to ensure that intimate partner violence services are LGBTQ inclusive.

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