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.
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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:
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
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If this is an emergency, call 911! For our Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Project, call: 323-993-7649 or send an email to email@example.com. For non-legal related services, call our STOP Domestic Violence Project at 323-860-5806 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After regular business hours, you can also call the 24-hour national domestic violence hotline at 888-799-7233 (SAFE).