Counseling for LGBTQ Survivors

Counseling – Free and confidential crisis counseling is provided to survivors of sexual violence. This is available for the survivor and their family, friends, intimate partners, or other secondary survivors. Counseling for the LGBTQ community at the Crisis Center is 

  • safe
  • affirming
  • accepting
  • respectful
  • supportive of all sexual orientation and gender identities

Legal Advocacy - If a client wishes to press charges against their assailant, our staff will serve as an advocate throughout the law enforcement and criminal justice proceedings.

Support Groups - Our Survivors of Sexual Violence Support Groups offer a safe, non-threatening setting for all survivors of sexual assault to talk and process their feelings within a group setting. Issues such as trust, anger, grief, coping and survival strategies, and self esteem are addressed. The support group environment provides a safe and confidential setting for survivors to share their feelings and thoughts with others who have experienced the same trauma. Support groups include Male Survivors, All Genders Survivors and Secondar Survivors. Click here for additional information on our support groups. 

Please use the form below to contact Rape Response staff if you are interested in counseling, legal advocacy, or support groups. This contact form should NOT be used for emergencies or immediate needs. If you are experiencing an emergency or have an immediate need, please call our 24 hour hotline at 205-323-7273 or 1-800-656-HOPE.

Funding for this project provided by DOJ, ADECA/LETS 15-VA-SA-029, SASP 15-SA-VS-001, ADPH,  The United Way of Central Alabama and The Junior League of Birmingham.