Violence Recovery Program

Celebrating LGBT Health Awareness Week 2016

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March 28 marks the beginning of LGBT Health Awareness Week, a yearly reflection on national LGBT health advancements and the continuing need for culturally competent care models. Launched by the National Coalition of LGBT Health, LGBT Health Awareness Week is a time to celebrate the enormous progress made in improving healthcare for all. It’s also a time to examine what still needs to be done to create a world where all LGBT people have access to affirming and comprehensive care. Here at Fenway Health, we’ve spent four decades providing LGBT people with the highest quality care available. To celebrate LGBT 
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Finding Healing For Transgender Survivors Of Intimate Partner Violence

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November is Transgender Awareness Month, a time to reflect on the incredible resilience of transgender and gender non-conforming people in the face of discrimination and violence, and to examine how we all can be better allies to the community. Media coverage of transphobic hate attacks has shone some light on the daily violence experienced by transgender people, particularly transgender women of color. Unfortunately, another category of trauma experienced by many transgender people is less discussed, due to persistent stigma and fear: intimate partner violence (IPV). According to a report by the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the National 
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New Report Examines Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ, HIV+ Communities

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Violence against the LGBTQ and HIV-positive communities is often thought of in terms of attacks from the outside in the forms of hate-motivated crimes, police misconduct, and mass incarceration. However, violence that comes from within the community – specifically, Intimate Partner Violence (IVP) – often goes woefully underreported and ignored. To address this critical issue, The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has released a comprehensive report titled Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Intimate Partner Violence in 2014. The report is the result of data collection from 16 anti-violence programs from 13 different states, including Fenway Health’s own 
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Fenway Health Violence Recovery Program Contributes to National Report on Hate Violence Experienced by LGBTQ and HIV-affected Persons in US

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On June 9, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) released its annual report documenting the level of hate violence experienced by LGBTQ and HIV-affected persons in the United States in 2014. The report, Hate Violence Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Communities in the United States in 2014, is the most comprehensive report on this violence in the United States. The report draws on data collected from 16 anti-violence programs in 14 states across the country, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia. Fenway Health’s Violence Recovery 
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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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