Angel Step
LGBTQ Victim Advocacy 


Angel Step Up is a specific program under Southern California Alcohol & Drug Programs, Inc. for LGBTQ individuals affected by intimate partner violence. The primary focus is to provide victim advocacy by responding to the emotional and physical needs of the participant, using a trauma-informed, culturally-sensitive approach.

On average, 20% - 35% of LGBTQ individuals experience domestic violence. 16.5% of survivors reported interacting with the police, but in 1/3 of those cases, the secondary abuser was arrested instead of the primary abuser.