LGBTQ Survivors

Violence can happen to anyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, geography, ability, appearance, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

According to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR), If you identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning (LGBTQ) you may:

  • Have fear of being forced to come out if they talk about the trauma
  • Feel that they are betraying the LGBTQ community by accusing a partner or friend
  • Feel that they have nowhere to turn for help
  • Fear unhelpful responses from social services, law enforcement, legal systems, and medical staff

Click here for a brochure created by PCAR to provide support to LGBT-identified survivors of violence.

National Resources for LGBT Survivors of Violence

For more Information

If you have questions or would like to speak with someone about resources for survivors of violence, help is available.

Contact the Haven Project at (724) 357-3947 or the Counseling Center at (724) 357-2621.

You may also contact your local crisis hotline:

Last updated on August 17, 2015