New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is an organization that supports LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors of violence through counseling, advocacy and legal services while working towards a violence-free tomorrow. If you know me, you know I feel strongly about each of our right to fair housing and pay, healthcare, and SAFETY. The Anti-Violence Project works to support a just world for all people by supporting access to care, advocacy, and more. I’m proud to be on AVP’s Board and I’d be honored if my loved ones would celebrate me by supporting this amazing organization with national impact on my family’s and countless others’ safety.
The cornerstone of AVP programming is our free 24/7 bilingual hotline which receives over 2000 calls a year from LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors of violence. These callers then benefit from free, confidential services including counseling, economic support, safety planning, housing and benefits acquisition and more. Callers to the hotline become AVP clients who have a web of support from the AVP community, which serves over 21,000 New Yorkers annually. It is estimated that 17% of New Yorkers identify as LGBTQ+, and AVP is the only organization in the city wholly focused on their safety and security.
Join me in reaching my goal of raising $10,000 for AVP in 2022.
“Because of AVP and their help, now I’m able to enjoy life.” – Former AVP Client