AVP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.
AVP envisions a world in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected people are safe, respected, and live free from violence.
The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) excels in providing unique and critical services at the intersection of violence prevention and LGBTQH equality. AVP’s strengths include supporting survivors of violence and organizing communities around violence prevention, leadership and access at the local and national levels, credibility with community and funder circles, and robust finances and human resources. The cornerstone of the Goals and Strategies of AVP's 2011-2014 Strategic Plan plan is retaining this excellence and strength that form the core of the organization.