Asbury Park LGBTQ Center awarded a grant for sexual violence prevention

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QSpot LGBTQ Center in Asbury Park announced a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Rape Prevention and Prevention Education (RPE) grant has been recieved. The QSpot will use the grant to provide regional coordination of a statewide project to reduce and eliminate sexual violence for LGBTQ community members. 

Sexual violence impacts every community and affects people of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations.

Support for this new community initiative is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Rape Prevention and Prevention Education (RPE) grant funds, administered by the Department of Children and Families, Division on Women and implemented by the Rutgers University School of Public Health.

Sexual violence is a serious problem in the LGBTQ community that can have lasting, harmful effects on victims, survivors, their families, friends, and communities. The CDC’s goal is to stop this from happening in the first place.

The project is divided into five New Jersey regions: North, South, Central, North Shore, and South Shore. QSpot will be coordinating the project in the North Shore region encompassing Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

QSpot will hold their first meeting of local stakeholders this month.  If you are interested in learning more, or joining the initiative, please email info@jsqspot.org. 

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