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February 18, 2015

Fenway’s Violence Recovery Program Fully Staffed, Available For New Clients

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We’re happy to announce that Fenway Health’s Violence Recovery Program (VRP) is now fully staffed and ready to receive new clients. Our VRP team is available to provide counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to LGBT-identified victims of bias crimes, domestic violence, sexual assault, and police misconduct. A grant-funded program, the VRP began in 1986 as the Victim Recovery Program, created in response to the rising numbers of gay men who reported being assaulted due to their sexual orientation. Since then, the VRP has expanded its work to include the survivors of partner abuse, sexual violence, and police violence. 
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Local Domestic Violence Programs Speak Out On The Stalking-Related Homicide Of Lisa Trubnikova On Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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As reported in the The Boston Globe, a former coworker of Lisa Trubnikova, Adrian Loya, shot and killed Trubnikova and shot and injured her wife, Anna Trubnikova, as well as an officer responding to the incident. Loya was reportedly obsessed with Lisa Trubnikova. His alleged years of stalking behavior culminated in a seemingly highly premeditated attack, which involved traveling from Alaska to the Cape Cod town of Bourne, Massachusetts, where the couple lived. “Our community mourns the death of Lisa Trubnikova and our hearts go out to Anna Trubnikova and their families and friends,” said Lysetta Purge-Putnam Executive Director of 
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LGBT Elders in an Ever Changing World Conference To Explore Challenges Of LGBT Seniors, Caregivers

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Fenway Health’s LGBT Aging Project is excited to co-sponsor the LGBT Elders in an Ever Changing World 4th Annual Conference on March 20. This interdisciplinary practice and policy conference will be focused around the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults and caregivers. Robert Espinoza, Vice President of Policy at Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute and a member of the Diverse Elders Coalition, will deliver the keynote address. Over 20 difference workshops will be featured throughout the day, covering important topics, including Intro to LGBT Aging, Intro to Elder Services, Policy and Practice sessions. The conference will also include a 
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