Community United Against Violence (CUAV)

Community United Against Violence is an organization that works to build the power of LGBTQ communities to reduce violence and oppression. The organization aims to create safe communities for everyone to thrive.

The organization offers advocacy-based peer counseling. Through this service, individuals within the LGBTQ community can access short-term counseling for emotional support, safety planning, referrals, and limited case follow-up. To schedule an appointment, you can either call 415.333.HELP (4357) or email counseling@cuav.org. I offer counseling through phone or zoom.

Take Care Tuesdays is a support group offered through zoom on Tuesday evenings open to all LGBTQIA2-S survivors of violence. Sign up here.

Seasonal events

Yoga 4 Heart Resilience is a 4-week virtual series for LGBTQI2S Survivors of violence focusing on breathwork and movement. The program is offered in English and Spanish. Sign up here. (Takes place in Fall 2021)

Me Too Movement

The #MeToo Movement took social media by storm in October 2017, originally founded by Taran Burke in 2006, to share the impact and prevalence of sexual violence in communities. The organization that developed from this movement continues to work to provide assistance to a large spectrum of survivors.

Links:

Home– Organization’s main page

Resource Library– a library of resources filterable by experience, needs, and identity (gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity and race)

Healing Room– a virtual room that provide guided meditations, healing playlists, journaling, and activities. Click around the “room” to find the different resources.

Support a Survivor– infosheet and toolkits for individuals in a survivor’s support network.

Taking Me Back- Supporting Survivors

Taking Me Back is an independent poster that supports sexual assault survivors through posts on a variety of information. The page discusses survivors like Vanessa Guillen, Toyin Salua, Daisy Coleman, and many other survivors, as well as current policies and the impact that they have for survivors. The page posts resources specific to different identities.

Instagram: @_taking.me.back_

Twitter: @_takingmeback_

Website: https://takingmeback18.wixsite.com/-tmb

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is a nation-wide organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention specific to the LGBTQIA+ community under 25.

The Trevor Project offers a support center that includes resources discussing different identities in the community, as well as questions specific to those identities. Resources can be found here: Trevor Support Center

Hotline: 1.866.488.7386

Textline: Text START to 678.678

Chat: Confidential online instant messaging

Malesurvivor.org

MaleSurvivor is a non-profit organization that focuses on preventing, healing, and eliminating sexual victimization of boys and men. The organization offers support, treatment, education and advocacy. MaleSurvivor facilitates dialogue among fellow survivors and professional therapists, through online forums, moderated discussion boards, and an 24-hour online chat.

The Online Forums include a wide variety of topics such as survivor stories, resources, questions, and advice from other survivors. The forum offers specialized forums for individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community, individuals who experienced as a child or as an adult, and topics for lighthearted discussions. The Chat Room requires the individual to create a free account to interact.

MaleSurvivor provides a list of other resources that address other intersections (i.e. Veterans, religious resources, LGBTQIA+). Resources can be found here: Healing Resources

FORGE

FORGE is a national transgender anti-violence organization. The organization provides direct services for transgender, gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault.

Resources for trans communities can be found here: Resources for Trans Communities

FORGE also offers a survivors’ listserv. Participation for the listserv is primarily comprised of transgender/gender non-conforming individuals and loved ones. The listserv offers an opportunity for individuals to share their stories, experiences, and resources for healing and recovering from sexual violence.

  • To subscribe, send mail to: majordomo@lists.forge-forward.org
  • In the body of the email type: subscribe sv-support

FORGE can provide referrals to a provider in your area, by contacting 414.559.2123 or emailing askFORGE@forge-forward.org.

End Rape of Campus

End Rape on Campus (EROC) is an organization that aims to end campus sexual violence. They offer direct support for survivors and the communities around them. They have established support networks through a hotline or a secure form.

The organization offers free assistance to all survivors of gender-/sex-based violence. The organization can connect survivors, family or friends to support networks, file federal complaints, connect survivors with mental health professionals or legal counsel.

The organization has created overviews of Title IX, the Clery Act, Affirmative consent, and much more. Overview of these acts can be found here: The Laws

Website: End Rape on Campus

Hotline: 202.281.0323

Secure Form: https://endrapeoncampus.org/contact-us/

RAINN

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is a nationwide anti-sexual violence organization that works to provide support for survivors of these crimes. The organization provides hotline as well as a live chat.

RAINN has a collection of survivor stories in videos and articles: Survivor Stories

Hotline: 800.656.HOPE or 800.656.4673

Live Chat: online.rainn.org

RAINN has provided materials for individuals who have experienced a form of sexual violence:

YWCA Kalamazoo

The YWCA Kalamazoo is a non profit organization whose mission is to eliminate racism and empower women.


What We Stand For: After being founded in 1885, we serve as the oldest and largest association in Michigan. Originally established to provide residence services for young women, today YWCA Kalamazoo serves as a primary resource for economic, gender, and racial justice for all women, children and families in Kalamazoo.

What We Do: Advocacy & Systems Change, Caring for Victims of Abuse, Promoting Maternal & Child Health, and Improving the Lives of Children

Contact Us: For Information About Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, Child Care, Pregnancy Services, and More.

  • 24/7 Crisis Line & Shelter: 269.385.3587

If you would like to help, you can donate, become a Member, or volunteer.

Black Women’s Blueprint

Black Women’s Blueprint is an organization that works to create social justice movements for individuals to gain social, political, and economic equity. The transnational organization offers mobile reproductive health and maternal care to those in the New York area.

Contact 347.533.9102 or 646.647.5414 to connect with a trauma healing expert. The organizations’ Healing and Counseling Program Coordinator works to provide you with resources and support.

For more information on the organization, click here: Black Women’s Blueprint