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.
The Network seeks to raise awareness of and improve response to domestic violence impacting LGBTQ communities throughout the state. The Network supports service providers, advocates, policy makers and others by providing education and advocacy, fostering collaboration, and identifying and working towards needed change. These efforts will enhance the availability and delivery of services while promoting advocacy on behalf of those affected by domestic violence in LGBTQ communities.
Join the Network to work collectively towards LGBTQ inclusivity within intimate partner violence agencies statewide and push for policy changes that support LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence!
Ensure your organizations is LGBTQ inclusive and request a training or technical assistance.
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 domestic violence.
New York State LGBTQ Training & Technical Assistance Center
The New York State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Training & Technical Assistance Center (TTA Center) provides free training, technical assistance and ongoing education to residential and non-residential domestic violence programs to increase the programs’ LGBTQ cultural competency and ability to provide services to LGBTQ survivors.
Shelter Access Toolkit
The Shelter Access Toolkit was created by the Network’s Shelter Access Committee in an effort to address concerns that staff members at traditional domestic violence programs may have regarding sheltering survivors of intimate partner violence whose gender and/or sexual identity may be different from the majority of survivors most often served by the shelter (i.e. cisgender women abused by cisgender men).
Best Practices Toolkit
The Best Practices Toolkit was created as a guide to help you begin to make your shelter space LGBTQ inclusive and ensure that LGBTQ survivors have better access to services statewide.
Power and Control Assessment
This toolkit assists intimate partner violence (IPV) programs in assessing for power and control in intimate partner relationships. It was created to ensure that survivors of intimate partner violence across the spectrum of gender identity and sexual orientation can access safety, support, and services.
Service Access Assessment Tool & Survey
The Service Access Assessment Tool & Survey, created by the Network’s Service Access Committee, is a starting point to understanding and analyzing the ways in which organizational culture and structure may be contributing to barriers to access for LGBTQ+ survivors of color. After taking the assessment, organizations can record their score score and compare it to the scale found in the full assessment tool to see your service access and LGBTQ+/TGNCNB cultural competency level. Organizations can also find recommendations in the tool, and attend Network trainings on service access improvement to help them improve their accessibility score. Take the survey here.