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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. 



New Directions Center, Inc.- Paula Fields-Engleman
PO Box 3069
Staunton, VA 24402-3069
Hotline: (TTY): (800) 56-HAVEN (564-2836)
Phone: (540) 886-6800
Fax: (540) 885-0686
Web: http://www.newdircenter.com
Email: Director@newdirectionscenter.org
Services include: 24-hour hotline for information and crisis intervention, accompaniment to hospital, police department and court proceedings, emergency housing, emergency food, transportation and clothing, and support groups.


The Genieve Shelter
1548 Holland Rd # C
Suffolk, VA 23434-6528
Hotline: (800) 969-4673
Phone: (757) 925-4365
Fax: (757) 925-2053
Web: http://home.earthlink.net/~genieve88/
Email: genieve88@earthlink.net
Services include: a 24-hour crisis hotline, individual and group counseling, court accompaniment, emergency shelter, food and clothing, emergency transportation, and a children's program.

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