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Where to Find Help

UPDATED June 19, 2009

Local Programs


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WomensLaw regrets that these resources have not been updated recently.  However, please note that the legal content on the Know the Laws section is updated annually and the rest of the website is also updated regularly.

Included in this list are shelters and local programs that provide support, counseling, safety planning, and other services to victims of abuse.  If you cannot get help from the organization nearest you, you might want to try calling one in a neighboring county. (If you find inaccurate contact information, please let us know at WomensLaw@nnedv.org.)

Please note that we list the organizations by the town, city or county where the office is located – however, many offices serve multiple towns or counties.  You can click the “View All” to look through the complete list of organizations. If you are looking for an attorney to represent you in court or to give you legal advice about your situation, go to our Finding a Lawyer page instead. 


Falls Church

2755 Hartland Road, Suite 100
Falls Church, VA 22043
Phone: 703-444-7009
Web: http://www.ayuda.com
Offers holistic legal services and social services in a culturally-sensitive environment to low-income immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. They also help with immigration legal issues. For social services, they provide crisis intervention and comprehensive case management services, assisting clients with emergency and transitional shelter, food, clothing, medical and mental health care for themselves and their children, and individual or group therapy for VA’s immigrant residents who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

Tahirih Justice Center
6402 Arlington Blvd, Suite 300
Falls Church, VA 22042
Phone: 571-282-6161
Fax: 571-282-6162
Web: http://www.tahirih.org/
Email: greaterdc@tahirih.org
The Tahirih Justice Center works to protect immigrant women and girls seeking justice in the United States from gender-based violence. This center distributes its pro bono resources to provide a combination of legal services, advocacy, and public education programs. Tahirih’s holistic, client-centered legal services include screening, assessment, counsel and advice, and/or full-scale legal representation. Our staff are experts in the areas of Gender-based asylum (for individuals who have suffered or fear that they will suffer persecution in their home country); Violence Against Women’s Act Petitions (for battered spouses, parents, and/or children); T Visas (for survivors of trafficking); U Visas (for survivors of certain types of crimes on U.S. soil); Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (for abused, abandoned, or neglected children). We also have a Forced Marriage Initiative to assist individuals facing or fleeing forced marriage in the United States or abroad. In addition to addressing our clients’ immediate physical needs, we also prioritize their mental and emotional well-being by providing regular Safety planning; Supportive counseling; and Mental health screenings. By providing social services to our clients, we help them stabilize their day-to-day lives and promote their safety and well-being as they pursue justice in the legal system.


Madeline's House (Southside Center for Violence Prevention)
PO Box 563
Farmville, VA 23901
Hotline: (888) 819-2926
Phone: (434) 292-1077
Fax: (434) 292-1078
Web: http://www.madelineshouse.net
Email: info@madelineshouse.net


Rappahannock Council On Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 1007
271 Warrenton Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Hotline: (540) 373-9373
Phone: (877) 743-7238
Phone: (540) 373-9372
Web: http://www.rcdv.com
Email: office@rcdv.com
Services include a 24 hour hotline, temporary emergency shelter, information, referrals and advocacy.

Front Royal

Warren County Council On Domestic Violence
PO Box 1831
Front Royal, VA 22630-1831
Hotline: (540) 635-9062
Phone: (540) 635-9303
Phone: (540) 635-9194
Email: wccdv@shentel.net

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