The Department of Victim Services (DVS) at EQMI provides dedicated survivor-centered services to LGBTQ, SGL, and individuals living with HIV who have experienced violence, discrimination, and harassment. EQMI DVS works to increase self-determination, safety, and power for people who have been harmed.
The Department of Victim Services support and advocacy services are directed to work with LGBTQ, SGL, and HIV-affected people experiencing various forms of violence, including domestic violence, sexual assault, hate violence, harassment, and discrimination. We work to center the needs of people who have been harmed and, as advocates, we know our role is to support them however that takes shape. Therefore, our services are survivor-centric and tailored to the specific needs of each person.
EQMI Department of Victim Services drop-in services include but are not limited to:
- Anit-violence suport.
- Assistance in filing discrimination complaints/claims.
- Intimate partner violence and sexual assualt support and saftey planning.
- Social services and community referrals.
- Assisance in navigating the legal system, advocacy and presence at court hearings.
To request support from a EQMI Victim Services Advocate or to make an anonymous report of discrimination, submit a report here.
For immediate emergency assistance, please call 9-1-1.