RFSL Support Service- For LGBT people who have experienced violence or abuse

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Since 1998, RFSL has offered support to LGBTQ people who have experienced hate crime, intimate partner violence, honor-based violence or sexual violence. We also offer advice and support to family and friends of LGBTQ people who have experienced violence, and to professionals working with vulnerable LGBTQ people.

Contact

Phone number: 020-34 13 16 (free)

E-mail: stod@rfsl.se

We are here for you

Everobody should feel safe seeking professional support, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. RFSL Support Service is a national service that specializes in assisting people from the LGBTQ community that have experienced violence or abuse such as harassment or threats. This includes hate crime, intimate partner violence, honour-related violence or violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Our defenition of violence includes physical, sexual and financial violence as well as coercive control. We have been operating since 1998 and we are one of the most experienced LGBTQ support services in Sweden.

Support

RFSL Support Service offers support to LGBTQ-people and their relatives (friends and family) who have experienced hate crime, domestic abuse, honour-based violence or sexual violence.

We offer

  • Emotional support
  • Free one-to-one counselling
  • Advice and safety planning
  • Support and assistance in contact with the police and other agencies
  • Help in reporting incidents
  • Housing advice and providing our own shelter
  • Help in getting health care
  • Translation services, if necessary
  • We hold professional confidentiality

We hold professional confidentiality. You can be anonymous when you seek support. We are free of charge.The employees at RFSL Support Service have an extensive background of working with emotional support and counselling. 

Consulting and training for professionals

RFSL Support Service has unique experience in meeting LGBTQ
people that have been exposed to violence/assault.
Information and expertise from RFSL is regularly
requested from authorities, support organisations and individual
professionals. We also offer advice to people working professionally
within youth clinics, social services, police, school counselors and
victim support services. For authorities and organisations that want
to enhance their knowledge about LGBTQ people who have
experienced violence, we offer trainings and informative and
educational workshops. You are welcome to contact us!

Contact

Phone number: 020-34 13 16 (free) E-mail: stod@rfsl.se