Persad Center

Strengthening the Region’s LGBTQ Communities and Their Allies

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Strengthening the Region’s LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS-impacted Communities

Intimate Partner Abuse Program

Domestic violence occurs in about 1 out of 4 relationships. Same-sex couples experience the same rate of violence in their relationships. PERSAD CENTER’s Intimate Partner Abuse program seeks to help individuals who are involved in these relationships to end the violence.  

PERSAD CENTER helps individuals to examine the negative patterns in their relationships, how to spot the triggers for violence, and teaches skills to stop the cycles of abuse. Participants in our program are taught to recognize and communicate their thoughts and feelings more effectively. 

If you have been arrested during a same-sex domestic violence incident, we can help. PERSAD offers a program that helps you to examine your violent reactions, your triggers and feelings, and helps you to learn new behaviors. This program will help you to fulfill your requirements for the court as well.

If you are the victim of violence, we can help. PERSAD assists victims in evaluating their relationships, staying safe, making action plans to use in the case of emergencies, and recognizing that the violence is being used as a tool of power and control that is not your fault. 

For more information on the Intimate Partner Abuse program, contact Kathy Boyle at 412-441-9786 x310 or

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