Anti-Violence Program

The Anti-Violence Program (AVP) of the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center was established to address the impact of different forms of violence upon LGBTQ individuals and communities in Milwaukee. The main purpose of the AVP is to provide services for survivors/victims of:

• Intimate Partner Violence
• Sexual Violence
• Hate Crime

It is our hope that, as individuals and communities, LGBTQ people will learn to recognize, acknowledge and respond to violence and provide support for fellow community members. If you or your organization would like to learn more about violence prevention, intervention, or general information about violence in LGBTQ communities please call (414) 292-3072 to arrange an educational session.

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AVP has a volunteer component that conducts outreach to LGBT communities. Come join the AVP Outreach Volunteer Team! Learn how you can help to prevent violence in your community.


The Anti-Violence Projects works collaboratively with these local organizations:
Alliance School – Milwaukee Public Schools
Aurora Health Care – The Healing Center
Aurora Health Care – The Sexual Assault Treatment Center
Hmong American Friendship Association, Inc.
Hmong American Women’s Association, Inc
Independence First
Marquette University
Milwaukee Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

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Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office
Milwaukee Police Department
Pathfinders, Inc.
Sojourner Family Peace Center
UMOS Latina Resource Center
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee: LGBT Resource Center
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee: Norris Health Center
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee: Women’s Resource Center
Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Wisconsin Department of Justice


AVP offers confidential victim advocacy for LGBT victims of all types of crime and incidents of violence. The Program Coordinator II-Victim Outreach/Advocate works with a network of service providers in the Milwaukee area to assist LGBT victims of violence in accessing services and resources in a safe and understanding manner. Navigating systems such as law enforcement agencies, the District Attorney’s office, and medical services can be challenging. We are here to help! We support anyone who has experienced violence, harassment, bullying, or a violent crime perpetrated by strangers, friends, family members, neighbors, and partners.
AVP also provides outreach to LGBT community members, groups, and individuals as well as mainstream organizations and service providers seeking education and information about how violence affects LGBT individuals.
Those who are interested in learning more and becoming better equipped to provide safe services to LGBT individuals can contact AVP for training opportunities and presentations.

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