AVP was founded in 1980 in Chelsea in reaction to neighborhood incidents of anti-gay violence. Today, AVP provides free and confidential assistance to thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected (LGBTQH) people each year from all five boroughs of New York City through direct client services and community organizing and public advocacy. AVP was named a White House Champion of Change for our work on intimate partner violence within LGBTQH communities. In 2010, our Board of Directors received the Alan Morrow Prize for Board Excellence from the Stonewall Foundation. www.avp.org