For LGBTQ Survivors


If you are in immediate danger or feel unsafe, call 911.

YWCA 24-Hour Confidential Helpline
616.454.YWCA (616.454.9922)


Domestic abuse occurs in people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. LGBTQ individuals suffer from domestic abuse at the same rate, if not more, than individuals who are heterosexual and non-transgender. LGBTQ survivors of domestic abuse suffer from a range of abuse, including physical violence, intimidation, isolation, emotional and verbal abuse.

The YWCA has staff who specialize in working with LGBTQ survivors and also partners with local organizations to best serve LGBTQ survivors. Please call 616.454.9922 for help.