Anyone, regardless of gender, sexuality, and race, can experience sexual harm and be a survivor.
Howard Brown Health is committed to addressing the growing concern of sexual violence against the LGBTQ+ community. Sexual assault isn’t defined by gender or sexuality, but many existing programs for survivors are. Howard Brown has designed the first holistic LGBTQ+ specific sexual assault response program in the nation: In Power. In Power is proud to offer unique programming that addresses the needs of LGBTQ+ survivors and the community.
Our staff are specially trained to offer services that are respectful of your beautiful identities and various needs. Currently, In Power offers in-person services at Howard Brown Health Sheridan and Howard Brown Health 63rd St. Telehealth services are also available.
Our medical team supports you from a trauma-informed, survivor centered framework. We respect your decisions to choose the medical care best for you. The providers and nurses on the In Power team are specially trained and work exclusively with survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. You can stop, start, pause, or take a break anytime during your care. We provide:
- STI Testing
- STI Treatment
- Emergency Contraception
- Full Body Exam
- Follow-up Medical Care
Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams/Rape Kits/Evidence Collection
Please visit your nearest hospital emergency room to receive a medical forensic exam. If you would like assistance, In Power can provide information prior to accessing care at an emergency room to help you make an informed decision.
Case Management and Advocacy Services
We provide comprehensive case management services designed to address the complex needs that survivors experience. Case management staff are trained sexual assault and intimate partner advocates who have extensive expertise and passion for this work. They can help you navigate the day-to-day needs impacted by the assault, connect you with community resources, and help you navigate the complex medical and legal systems.
- Medical Case Management
- Housing Support
- Food Stability
- Transportation Support
- Emergency Financial Assistance
- Employment & Education Support
- Referral to Community and State Resources
- Legal Case Management
- Support Accessing Orders of Protection
- Support Navigating Safe Homes Act
- Asylum Advocacy
- VESSA Letters
- Court Accompaniment & Navigation
Our team of trauma therapists have specializations in working with people who have experiences sexual or intimate partner violence. If someone on our team isn’t the right fit, we can connect you to community resources for free or low cost therapy.
- Individual Therapy
- Couples Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Crisis Support & Safety Planning
Connect to the In Power team by calling 773.388.1600 ext. 3680
For Case Management Services, call 773.388.1600 ext. 2839 or email email@example.com.