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National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or (TTY) 1-800-787-3224

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. 



Transitions Family Violence Services
PO Box 561
Hampton, VA 23369
Hotline: (757) 723-7774
Phone: (757) 722-2261
Phone: (757) 723-6862 (TTY)
Fax: (757) 723-2717
Web: http://www.transitionsfvs.org
Services include: a 24-hour crisis hotline, an emergency shelter, a transitional shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, assistance finding employment and housing, a children's program, and special programs for older battered women and military families.


First Step
129 Franklin Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Hotline: (866) 223-9169
Phone: (540) 434-0295
Web: http://www.firststepva.com/
Email: FirstStepVA@gmail.com
Services include a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, a shelter for all persons leaving domestic violence situations regardless of gender, a support group and legal advocacy.

Rockingham Circuit Court, 26th Judcial Circuit
Court Square
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: 540-564-3111
Fax: 540-564-3127
Email: clerkchaz@rockinghamcountyva.gov
Clerk of Court: Chaz W. Evans-Haywood; Hours 9-5


The James House
1016 Maplewood Avenue
Hopewell, VA 23860
Hotline: (804) 458-2840
Phone: (804) 458-2704
Web: http://www.thejameshouse.org/index.html
Email: outreach@thejameshouse.org
Services include: a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter placement, peer counseling, safety planning, and support groups.

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