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)

As a community, LGBTQ individuals face higher rates of poverty, stigma, and marginalization, which puts the community at greater risk for sexual assault. LGBTQ individuals may be targeted as part of a hate crime based on their sexual orientation and/or gender identity; with sexual assault being the most common experience among LGBTQ hate crime victims.

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.