Reducing violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths in New York City

The Foundation's program, Local Funding Partnerships, was designed to continue a matching grants program to establish partnerships between RWJF and local grant makers in support of innovative, community-based projects that improve health and health care for vulnerable populations.Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth face disproportionate rates of interpersonal violence, bias crime and street harassment. In partnership with five LGBT youth organizations, this project trains service providers and LGBT young people to break through shame, fear and isolation to reduce violence in their lives and communities. Using role plays, discussions and physical activities, participants will learn de-escalation and anger-management techniques, develop physical skills and negotiation strategies for self-protection, identify healthy and abusive behaviors in relationships, and learn how to access support and create a safety plan. Local funders include: the Stonewall Community Foundation and the New York Community Trust.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $200,000.00

Awarded on: 7/14/2011

Time frame: 8/1/2011 - 7/31/2014

Grant Number: 69233


Center for Anti-Violence Education

327 7th Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, 11215-3312


Tracy Hobson
Project Director