24 Hour Hotline: 212.714.1141
AVP encourages you to report violence that you experience or witness to our 24-hour bilingual (English/Spanish) hotline at 212.714.1141 where you can speak with a trained counselor and seek support. Hotline calls are free and confidential.
About the Hotline
AVP operates a free bilingual (English/Spanish), 24-hour, 365-day-a-year crisis intervention hotline that is staffed by trained volunteers and our professional counselor/advocates to offer support to LGBTQH victims and survivors of any type of violence. AVP receives nearly 3,000 calls a year—an average of one call every three hours. Callers receive immediate crisis counseling and on-going short or long-term counseling and other supportive services, including police, court and social services advocacy and accompaniment.
Become a Hotline Volunteer
Join us to support survivors of violence! Our 40-hour Hotline training course is held three times annually and provides participants will skills and tools to support LGBTQ survivors of violence. At the end of training, participants are certified as Rape Crisis Counselors by New York State Department of Health to be Rape Crisis Counselors on our 24-hour bilingual (English/Spanish) Hotline. Volunteers who complete the training must make a year-long commitment to providing hotline coverage with AVP once a month.
To find out more information, or to sign up for the next training course call 212.714.1184 during business hours.