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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. 

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Lebanon

People Incorporated of Southwest Virginia (Lebanon)
122 Price St.
Lebanon, VA 24266
Phone: (276) 889-0999
Web: http://www.peopleincorp.org/index.html
Email: russell@peopleinc.net

Leesburg

Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter (LAWS)
105 Market St.
Leesburg, VA 20176
Hotline: (703) 777-6552
Phone: (703) 771-3398
Web: http://www.lcsj.org
Email: laws@lcsj.org
Services include: 24-hour crisis line, emergency housing and food, professional counseling, support groups, an emergency shelter for pets of families living in the safe house, assistance with reporting to the police, accompaniment to court, hospital and other agencies, legal services and a teen violence program.

Lexington

Project Horizon
120 Varner Lane
Lexington, VA 24450
Hotline: (540) 463-2594
Phone: (540) 463-7861
Fax: (540) 463-3789
Web: http://organizations.rockbridge.net/projecthorizon/index.htm
Email: ph@rockbridge.net
Services include: a 24-hour hotline, a short-term emergency shelter, counseling, court advocacy and support groups.

Luray

Council on Domestic Violence for Page County
216 W Main St
Luray, VA 22835-1235
Hotline: (540) 743-4414
Phone: (540) 743-4730
Web: http://www.choicesofpagecounty.org
Email: debbiedart@choicesofpagecounty.org
Services include: a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, emergency shelter, peer counseling, support groups, and court/legal advocacy.

Lynchburg

YWCA Domestic Violence Prevention Center
626 Church St
Lynchburg, VA 24504-2821
Hotline: (888) 528-1041 (toll-free)
Phone: (434) 528-3449
Phone: TTY: on both lines
Fax: (434) 528-3449
Web: http://www.lynchburgywca.org/abuse.html
Email: dvpc@juno.com
Services include: 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter, food, housing and clothing for victims, a transitional shelter, court advocacy, hospital accompaniment, and legal consultation.

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