Run by Fenway Community Health, the VRP deals with violence as a result of hate/bias crimes and also with partner violence. They’re a great resource for you and are also an important group to contact in order to report a crime that has occurred as they keep very close statistics on hate crime.
Health Related Resources
This is where rape kits can be collected as evidence of rape or sexual assault. UHS will confidentially pay for a cab for you to go there. You can bring a friend with you or someone from the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response. Contact, Response, and Room 13 are also happy to provide someone safe to travel with you and stay with you as long as you want.
Medical/ Counseling/ Domestic violence/ STIs
7 Haviland St.
A queer-friendly and feminist sex shop for all! They are located in a little shopping complex at 308A Harvard St in Brookline (get there on the #86 bus from Harvard Square that picks up in front of the Kennedy School of Government on JFK St and get off the bus at Coolidge Corner). There is also an online store.
Programs addressing the needs of persons at risk or living with HIV/AIDS and homeless, troubled, and GLBT youth.
OSAPR is the go-to place for all sexual assault information on campus. They also have a hotline that is answered 24-hours. Call 617-495-9100 for 24-hour information and help. They are super LGBT friendly and, in fact, have hosted programming specifically on transgender issues as well as LGBT issues in general.
A bilingual support organization in Boston for domestic and sexual violence survivors in the lesbian and bisexual women’s and transgender communities.
Contact: VRP@fenwayhealth.org or (617) 927-6250
The UHS website has information specifically on sexuality and STIs