Los Angeles LGBT Center
Los Angeles LGBT Center

If your partner is abusive, or if you are abusive to your partner, the Los Angeles LGBT Center's STOP Domestic Violence and/or Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Project are here to help you.

Our services are provided by LGBT-domestic violence specialists, including certified domestic violence counselors and mental health professionals and attorneys who have been trained in LGBT-domestic violence issues.

Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner abuse, is a pattern of behavior in which an intimate partner or former partner attempts to control the thoughts, beliefs and/or actions of his/her partner and may include physical, sexual, psychological and/or financial abuse. It’s just as common among same-sex couples as it is among heterosexual couples. Learn more about the realities of LGBT intimate partner violence in The California Report.

Please read our tips and recommendations for people who are:

Survivors of domestic violence

Abusers

A friend of someone who is being abused

Our services are provided by LGBT-domestic violence specialists, including certified domestic violence counselors and mental health professionals, who have been trained in LGBT-domestic violence issues. Our fees are based on a sliding scale and no one is turned away for lack of funds. 


 Domestic Violence services include:

Survivor groups

Crisis counseling and safety planning

Court-approved batterer intervention

Short-term and ongoing individual mental health services

Partner abuse prevention groups & workshops

Referral to LGBT-sensitive shelters

Prevention services for those at risk

LGBT-specific and LGBT-sensitive legal services

Advocacy with law enforcement & criminal justice agencies, service providers and others

LGBT domestic violence training, education and consultation

Preparing temporary restraining orders

Legal representation in certain cases


Read more about our services, and learn more about domestic violence among same-sex couples, in our informational booklet. Click to download the English version or the Espanol version.

WARNING: Use a safe computer (a public library computer, for example) since using the Internet leaves an electronic trail.

If this is an emergency, call 911! For our Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Project, call: 323-993-7649 or send an email to dvlap@lalgbtcenter.org. For non-legal related services, call our STOP Domestic Violence Project at 323-860-5806 or send an email to domesticviolence@lalgbtcenter.org.

After regular business hours, you can also call the 24-hour national domestic violence hotline at 888-799-7233 (SAFE).