SafeSpace is a social change and social service program working to end physical, sexual, and emotional violence in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+), and HIV-affected people. We provide emotional support, advocacy, and referrals in addition to offering educational opportunities for the wider community.

 

SafeSpace Services

SafeSpace offers free and confidential services to LGBTQ+ survivors of sexual, domestic, and emotional violence as well as hate crimes and discrimination (housing, employment, etc.). We offer emotional support, advocacy navigating resources and systems, and referrals while empowering survivors to determine what support would be best for them (if any).

We provide emotional support, referrals, and advocacy to LGBTQ+ and HIV-affected survivors of violence.

  • local: 802-863-0003
  • toll-free: 866-869-7341

Advocates are available to answer your call during Support Line hours:

  • Monday through Thursday 10am-6pm and Friday 10am-2pm

Services

SUPPORT LINE

We provide emotional support, referrals, and advocacy to LGBTQH survivors of violence.

local: 802-863-0003

toll-free: 866-869-7341

Advocates are available to answer your call during Support Line hours:

Monday through Thursday 10am-6pm and Friday 10am-2pm

DIRECT advocacy

Advocates are available to meet with you at the SafeSpace office, accompany you to court, the hospital, the police, or other agencies and to assist you in obtaining the services you need. Advocates also provide one on one support which may include safety planning, education, referrals, as well as emotional support.

support group

Advocates are available to meet with you at the SafeSpace office, accompany you to court, the hospital, the police, or other agencies and to assist you in obtaining the services you need. Advocates also provide one on one support which may include safety planning, education, referrals, as well as emotional support.

education & outreach

We provide informational programs for the purpose of educating people about language, inclusivity, and interrupting bias. All workshops can be potentially tailored by request to fit the specific needs of an organization. To submit a workshop or training request, please complete this form.

How to Assist Someone Who Has Experienced Violence

Unless you are a trained advocate, the three best things you can do are to: 1) provide a place for your friend to vent their emotions, 2) validate their feelings, and 3) refer them to an advocacy organization such as SafeSpace for additional support.

Anti-Violence Resources

SafeSpace is happy to refer other resources covering a wide variety of needs. 

Report discrimination, hate violence, and intimate partner violence anonymously.