ACF National LGBTQ Institute on IPV

A collaboration of the NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse and the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence creates a bridge between mainstream DV services and LGBTQ community programs and empowers local communities to create sustainable strategies that work at the local level. Holding LGBTQ survivors at the center, the Institute increases the domestic violence field's capacity to provide domestic violence advocacy and prevention for diverse LGBTQ communities. Because LGBTQ people live in every state and tribal nation, are part of every ethnic and cultural group, and face all the challenges of surviving domestic abuse, the Institute collaborates with members of the Domestic Violence Resource Network, state coalitions and regional organizations to ensure support is available to communities nationwide. Informed by a deep regard and respect for the shared history of antiviolence work in the DV and LGBTQ movements, we identify commonalities, strengths and opportunities for learning across fields.