Violence Recovery Program

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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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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