LGBTQ+ Program

By-and-for services for LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner/domestic violence and sexual violence

Take our survey!

Please consider helping our LGBTQ+ program develop and grow! Click the link below to complete a survey to help assess the needs of the Triangle LGBTQ* community as they relate to intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking.

* Survey should ONLY be completed by folx who identify as being a part of the LGBTQ* community

* Responses will not be used for any marketing or commercial gain

* Responses will be kept internally within Durham Crisis Response Center.

Please be as honest and candid in your responses. This survey was made for queer folx by queer folx who value your input!

Do you share any of these common fears?

  • Do you feel like you have nowhere to turn for help and fear hostile responses from family, friends, service providers, therapists, or police because of homophobia and anti-LGBTQ+ bias?

  • Are you worried that if you report the violence, you won’t be believed/denied services due to stereotypes about the LGBTQ+ community?

  • Are you worried that you won’t be believed if your attacker is not socially seen as a perpetrator?

  • Are you afraid of being outed if you tell your family, the courts, or report the violence to the police?

  • Do you feel like you’d be betraying the LGBTQ+ community by disclosing that you were assaulted by another LGBTQ+ person?

  • Are you afraid that you would expose your perpetrator to a homophobic criminal justice system if you pursue legal solutions?


You’re not alone! We have culturally competent, LGBTQ+ specific survivor programs and services!

DCRC’s LGBTQ+ Program serves LGBTQ+ survivors of intimate partner/domestic violence and sexual violence. Our by-and-for program provides free and confidential services including*:

  • case management, crisis intervention, and safety planning🌈

  • 24 hr crisis line (919-403-6562)

  • emergency shelter

  • individual counseling

  • support groups🌈

  • court accompaniment🌈

  • hospital accompaniment


For more information, please call to speak to an advocate from the LGBTQ+ program at 984-287-0818, Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM. After hours, please call our 24-hour help line at 919-403-6562.

*Rainbow after indicates staff from our LGBTQ+ program provide this service directly. Other services are provided by agency staff and volunteers who have gone through LGBTQ+ cultural competency training and who may identify as LGBTQ+.   

(Sources for statistics)

2015 US Transgender Survey


2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey


2016 NCAVP Intimate Partner Violence Report

How Are Things Feeling?


Do(es) my partner(s):

  • Support me and respect my choices?

  • Acknowledge and validate my identity(ies)?

  • Support me spending time with friends or family?


Do I:

  • Feel comfortable talking about my feelings, sex, and other important things with my partner(s)?

  • Feel like I can make my own decisions about my finances, schedule, friends, and gender expression?

For Survivors:

Knowing the Signs of Domestic Violence

Does your partner…

  • Threaten to out you - your gender identity, sexual orientation, HIV status or immigration status to friends, family, or at work?

  • Refuse to recognize your name, pronouns, identity, or preferred language?

  • Control your access to medicine (hormones, anti-anxiety/depression, PrEP/PEP, ART, substance replacement therapy, birth control)?

  • Pressure or force you to do something sexual you don’t want to do? Fetishize or exoticize your identity and/or body without your consent?


Actions like these can be harmful for your emotional and physical health. Give us a call at 984-287-0818 for support.

Understanding Sexual Violence

  • Sexual violence is any form of forced or coerced sexual activity, including, but not limited to: rape, incest, child sexual abuse, ritual abuse, stranger rape, date/acquaintance rape, partner/marital rape, sexual harassment inside and outside of the workplace, exposure, and voyeurism.

  • Sexual violence includes situations in which a person may be drunk, high, unconscious, or has a disability and cannot consent to sexual activity.

  • Sexual violence also includes coercion beyond agreed upon terms in sex work.

  • Sexual violence may occur on a date, between friends, partners, strangers, or clients.

  • Sexual violence happens to and are committed by people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

  • Sexual violence is NEVER the fault of the survivor.

For Service Providers:


We have free support available to any agencies that want to improve their ability to work with LGBTQ+ survivors.  Staff in our program can provide:

  • training on unique ways that intimate partner violence manifests in LGBTQ+ communities (including review of LGBTQ+ terminology and concepts)

  • consultation on any aspect of an agency’s services (intake paperwork, clinical documentation, outreach and marketing, physical environment, etc) to improve competency in working with LGBTQ+ survivors

  • ongoing technical assistance to maintain LGBTQ+ competent services to survivors

  • outreach at community events

  • detailed information about services offered and referral process

  • workshops at staff retreats, conferences, community collaboratives, etc.

We are always in the community doing outreach! To find where we are or to receive up-to-date information about our program follow us on Facebook:

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206 N. Dillard Street, Durham, NC 27701 Office Phone: (919) 403-9425
Office Hours: 9AM - 5PM

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