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Anti-Violence Project

SAAF Anti-Violence Project

The SAAF Anti-Violence Project (AVP) envisions a society in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning persons are safe, respected, and live free from violence, discrimination, harassment, and oppression.

To achieve this goal, the SAAF Anti-Violence Project works to prevent, respond to, and end violence against and within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning communities of southern Arizona. We advocate for survivors of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, dating violence, hate violence, and stalking. We provide resources, safety, and support for survivors of recent violence. We offer referrals and resources to friends, family members, and other callers who may not qualify for services from AVP but need assistance or direction.

If you are experiencing a crisis related to domestic violence, please call our AVP Support Line at 520-624-0348 or 1-800-553-9387.

Our Anti-Violence Project Support Line is available Monday–Friday; 8:00am to 7:00pm.

Anti-Violence Project Events

Other Local Crisis Resources

Behavioral Health Crisis

Community Wide Crisis Line (24 hours): 520-622-6000

Sexual Assault Crisis

SACASA’s Crisis Line (24 hours): 520-327-7273

Domestic Violence Crisis

Emerge! Crisis Line (24 hours): 520-795-4266

If you are in immediate danger or think you may be in danger, please call 911.

Anti-Violence Project Services

 Our Support Line is available Monday–Friday from 8:00am to 7:00pm. Our staff and trained volunteers offer crisis intervention, safety planning, referrals, and support to LGBTQ+ survivors of violence. Support is available in both English and Spanish. All calls are confidential, and callers may remain anonymous

We offer ongoing crisis intervention, safety planning, and goal planning based on the needs and wishes of survivors. We assist with survivors with basic needs such as food, transportation, and linkage to public benefits. We provide advocacy and support for clients choosing to seek orders of protection, attend court proceedings, and obtain victim benefit/entitlement counseling. We can also provide linkages to other services that clients may require such as medical care, mental health counseling, support groups as needed. The client and the AVP Case Manager will work together towards achieving the client’s goals and adjust the service plan as needed and determined by the client. Case Management availability is limited by the capacity of case managers to accept new clients and may not always be available.

Shelter is available for LGBTQ survivors of violence who become homeless fleeing violence. Shelter is provided in the form of vouchers to local motels we partner with. Shelter availability is limited and may not always be available. 

We offer several housing programs for persons who become homeless fleeing violence and require longer term support to achieve safety and stability. This includes rapid rehousing and transitional housing lasting up to six months or longer based on availability and when appropriate. Housing capacity is limited and may not always be available.

Our staff work to raise awareness of the realities of violence against and within the LGBTQ+ community. We work to change public attitudes that tolerate or instigate violence by educating the broader community and service providers on LGBTQ cultural competency. We also offer trainings on the intersections of the LGBTQ community with domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual violence, and hate violence. Please contact us to request education or training.

Please see the calendar below.

Contact Us

Please email us or call us to make an appointment. We will do our best to respond to inquiries within 48 business hours.

Support Line: 1-800-553-9387 or 520-624-0348

Office Phone: 520-547-6190


We offer all our services in English and Spanish.

Ofrecemos todos nuestros servicios en inglés y en español.

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