About Us

The DC Anti-Violence Project is a grassroots, volunteer-led project of the DC Center for the LGBT community.

We are dedicated to eradicating violence against and within the LGBTQ+ community, engaging creatively with solutions through advocacy, community organizing, and survivor support. 

What we do

Events: Our Taking the Stage, Taking a Stand series provides a forum for our community to use their voices -- in all of their beautiful and varying forms -- to speak out in solidarity against violence. 

Survivor Art Expression nights create space for survivors of violence to connect at the DC Center and create art. All those who have been survivors or impacted by violence are welcome. Participants will have the opportunity to talk to other survivors and learn about the counseling available at the DC Center.

Sign up here to be notified about these events

Want to help plan an event, or perform at one? Please email info@dcantiviolence.org.

Counseling: We offer FREE individual, couples, and group therapy to LGBTQ survivors of crime, violence (including partner abuse) and trauma. To access these services, please reach out to our Staff Social Worker, Sarah Lawson.

Check out our calendar to RSVP for our upcoming events

How to get involved

Our core team of volunteers is expanding, and we need YOU to join us. Fill out our volunteer interest form and we'll be in touch about opportunities. Whatever your skills are, we can find a way for you to be involved. So far we've had volunteers working on events, outreach, website building, blog writing, organizational development, photography, spoken word, campaign planning, and more. 

As a community-led organization, we also seek to build connections and work collaboratively with other groups in Washington, DC. Please fill out our contact form at the bottom of this page if you would like to work together on a project.