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Happy Pride Month!

This June and always, we celebrate the strength and beauty of our LGBTQ+ community. We also honor the visionaries whose acts of protest brought inspiring wins for the rights and dignity of LGBTQ+ Americans.

At the same time, we are mindful of the ongoing attacks against our LGBTQ+ community members and the need for continued resistance and solidarity. LGBTQ+ people face an increased risk of gender-based violence and harassment and many also struggle to receive the support they deserve in the wake of domestic abuse and sexual assault. We want our LGBTQ+ community members to know that we see you and we are in this fight with you, all year long.

In this spirit, here are some essential LGBTQ+ resources:

LGBT National Hotline provides access to over 15,000 resources for LGBTQ+ people around the country.

The Trevor Project aims to prevent LGBTQ+ suicide and offers support for LGBTQ+ young people via phone, text, and chat.

The Network/La Red hosts a free and confidential hotline for LGBTQ+ abuse survivors 24/7.

FORGE has a safety-planning tool designed to address the specific concerns of trans survivors you can use here.

The SAGE HearMe app supports LGBTQ+ elders with resources, community, and a listening ear.

PFLAG offers peer support to family members who want to show up for their LGBTQ+ loved ones.

We are here for you

We are here to assist you and provide survivor-focused advocacy through self-help, self-determination and empowerment.
Whether you are looking for help for yourself or someone you care about, we are available to provide support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

All Betty Griffin Center services and programs are free.
Support is available through our confidential 24-hour help line. Call now (904) 824-1555.

Abuse can come in several forms

Domestic and sexual violence and abuse can come in several forms, including verbal or physical abuse, using guilt and money as a means of exerting power and control – along with many other types of abuse including stalking

Power and Control Graphic- Red Flags and Warning Signs?

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Additional Articles and Resources:

The pandemic caused a global surge in domestic violence – Washington Post: Dec. 2021

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2450 Old Moultrie Rd, Ste. 202,
St. Augustine, FL 32086

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