Relationship abuse is as much of a concern in LGBTQ+ communities as it is in straight communities, but often is not talked about as much.
LGBTQ+ survivors deserve support that meets you where you are with care, compassion, and an understanding of how abuse may uniquely impact LGBTQ+ individuals.
We recognize that historically, LGBTQ+ individuals have experienced barriers to accessing mainstream domestic violence services. At Safe Passage, we are committed to breaking down those barriers while holding ourselves accountable to responding to the needs of LGBTQ+ survivors as we continue to learn and grow with our community.
To contact with Safe Passage services, call our helpline at (413) 586-5066 from 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday.
All Safe Passage services are available to survivors who identify as LGBTQ+.
Safe Passage also offers the following specific programs and services for members of the LGBTQ+ community:
- Our LGBTQ+ Counselor Advocate can provide:
- Safety planning & emotional support
- Guidance and referrals related to legal concerns, housing, medical concerns, and discrimination
- LGBTQ+ Relationship Skills Class
- LGBTQ+ Support Group. We are here for everyone who has experienced domestic violence or relationship abuse.
What you need to know
Helpline responders are available to provide support and information at (413) 586-5066.
Looking for shelter? Find out more about our shelter and other options to keep you and your family safe.
Weekly support groups are designed to break the isolation and build a sense of community and support for survivors.
Other ways we can help
Safe Passage offers a variety of support groups for survivors who want to share their experiences with others. Our support groups are facilitated by staff counselors.
Legal issues are often key to a family's ability to be safe and build a new life. Our Legal Program provides legal advice and representation to survivors of domestic violence with cases in Probate and Family Court.
Children’s Program staff act as children’s allies, advocating for each child's needs with family members, teachers, and service providers. Safe Passage also offers a weekly Parenting Group for parents of children who have experienced domestic violence.