Virginia Anti-Violence Project
Who We Are
The Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP) works to address and end violence, with a specific focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities across Virginia.
VAVP provides direct support, advocacy, referrals, and information to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer/Questioning-identified individuals that have been impacted by violence. VAVP provides training and technical assistance to mainstream anti-violence service providers, healthcare professionals, and LGBTQ+ service providers, as well as the LGBTQ+ community and its allies as a whole. The trainings and assistance work to increase awareness, education, and successful program and policy implementation to respond to intimate partner violence, sexual violence, hate violence, state-sanctioned violence, stalking, bullying, and harassment--along with emphasizing the skills for healthy relationships and sexuality.