Anti-Violence Project (AVP)
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206.350-HATE - Hate-Crime National Hotline


Resources for Victims

Hate Crimes & Related Incidents

General Information

LAMBDA's Anti-Violence Project (AVP) provides victim services to survivors of hate crimes, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes.

AVP's services include crime prevention & education, a 24-hour bilingual (English-Spanish) hotline, peer-to-peer support groups, and accompaniment to and advocacy with police, the courts, and other service providers. 

All of AVP's services are free and confidential.

AVP assists GLBT victims of

  • physical & sexual assaults

  • domestic violence

  • harassment

  • discrimination

  • hate violence

  • police misconduct & abuse

  • prisoner neglect, assaults & abuse

    The AVP works in partnership with the Hate Crime National Hotline, a national victim assistance hotline; the HATE-CRIME NETWORK, an international Internet-based victim support system; and other related organizations. 

    To volunteer, click here.

Common incidents to report:

  • Domestic violence or abuse (including parent-child, partner, relative, and roommate abuse)

  • Name calling

  • Verbal/phone/mail harassment

  • Threats & intimidation

  • Physical or sexual assaults

  • Anti-gay discrimination (at work & in the community)

  • Internet & online anti-LGBTH incidents

The LAMBDA Anti-Violence Project serves all persons who experience harassment, discrimination or violence. 

We offer tips to avoid becoming a victim.  If you are involved in such an incident, contact your local police and the HATE-CRIME NETWORK.

If you aren't sure that something was actually a hate crime or not, we'd still like to hear from you.  Thousands of people turn to LAMBDA every year for information and assistance.

Let LAMBDA help.

The Hate Crime National Hotline, HATE-CRIME NETWORK, and Anti-Violence Project are all services of LAMBDA GLBT Community Services, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization.

Your donations are tax-deductible and are vital to our mission. Please contribute generously.

Email: LAMBDA GLBT Community Services

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