Direct Services for Victims, Partners, and Families include:
Advocacy and Resource Referrals
KCAVP provides personal support and assistance during court proceedings, helps victim-survivors obtain orders of protection, advocates for victims in hospitals, and offers support during interviews with police. Advocates can also coordinate with other case managers for a client.
Through our hotline, KCAVP's advocates can provide crisis intervention, emotional support, and peer counseling. KCAVP offers referrals to local licensed therapists and other resources for LGBTQ survivors of violence.
KCAVP provides assistance such as referrals to short-term shelters, access to transportation, food, and other necessities to help victims regain their sense of self and build their power.
The vast majority of anti-LGBTQ violence is never reported. Even if victim-survivors choose not to report incidents to police, they may still formally document violence through KCAVP's advocates. KCAVP does not report crimes to law enforcement unless asked by the victim-survivor to do so.