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Where to Find Help

UPDATED June 19, 2009

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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.)



People Incorporated of Southwest Virginia (Abingdon)
1173 West Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210
Hotline: (877) 697-9444
Phone: (276) 623-9000
Phone: (276) 466-6527
Web: http://www.peopleincorp.org/index.html
Email: info@peopleinc.net

People, Inc.'s Domestic Violence Program
1173 W. Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210
Hotline: (877) 697-9444
Phone: (276) 889-8477 (Office)
Phone: (267) 936-5845
Email: rkeen@peopleinc.net


Alexandria Domestic Violence Program
301 King Street, Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314-3234
Hotline: (703) 746-5030
Phone: (703) 838-4911
Phone: (703) 838-4911

Bethany House of Northern Virginia, Inc.
6121 Lincolnia Road, Suite 303
Alexandria, VA
Hotline: 703-658-9500
Phone: TTY: 800-828-1200
Phone: 703-658-9500
Fax: 703-658-9522
Web: http://www.bhnv.org/
Email: info@bhnv.org
Services include a shelter and assistance finding permanent housing, counseling and support groups, a helpline during business hours (8:30-5:30 EST/EDT), and support for children.

Fairfax County Domestic Abuse Program, Satellite Office: Fairfax County Women's Shelter
8119 Holland Road
Mt. Vernon Center
Alexandria, VA 22306
Hotline: (703) 360-7273
Phone: (703) 799-8253
Phone: (703) 360-6910
Email: E-mail: fcvan@erols.com

Fairfax Victim Assistance Network
8350 Richmond Highway, Suite 507
Alexandria, VA 22309
Hotline: (703) 360-7273
Phone: (703) 704-6716
Fax: (703) 704-9185


Amherst County Commission Against Domestic Violence
PO Box 1157
Amherst, VA 24521-1157
Hotline: (800) 838-8238
Phone: (804) 946-7446
Phone: TTY on all lines
Email: accadv@peoplepc.com


Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless
3103 9th Road, North
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-525-7177
Fax: 703-525-0750
Web: http://www.aachhomeless.org
The Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless (AACH) is a private non-profit organization that provides transitional housing and support services to homeless families and women in Arlington County and the City of Alexandria in Virginia.

Doorways for Women and Families
P.O. Box 100185
Arlington, VA 22210-0585
Hotline: (703) 237-0881
Phone: (703) 504-9400
Fax: (703) 522-4338
Web: http://www.doorwaysva.org
Email: info@doorwaysva.org


Hanover Domestic Violence Resource Center
629 North Washington Highway
Ashland, VA 23005-1317
Hotline: (TTY): 888-370-SAFE (7233)
Phone: (804) 752-2702 (Financial Assistance)
Web: http://www.hanoversafeplace.com
Provides a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, advocacy, hospital accompaniment and court accompaniment, shelter, support group for victims and children, children services, and emergency financial assistance.


Bedford Domestic Violence Services
P.O. Box 783
580 Grove Street
Bedford, 24523
Hotline: (540) 587-0970 (TTY)
Web: http://www.co.bedford.va.us
Email: BDVS@co.bedford.va.us


People Incorporated of Southwest Virginia (Bristol)
800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Bristol, VA 24201
Phone: (276) 466-5587
Web: http://www.peopleincorp.org/index.html
Email: bristol@peopleinc.net


Fairfax County Domestic Abuse Program
Chantilly, VA 20151
Hotline: (703) 435-4940
Phone: (703) 968-4033
Email: Sam.Bachman@fairfaxcounty.gov


Shelter for Help in Emergency
PO Box 3013
University Station
Charlottesville, VA 22903-0013
Hotline: (434) 293-8509
Phone: (434) 293-6155
Web: http://www.shelterforhelpinemergency.org
TTY: on both lines


People Incorporated of Southwest Virginia (Clintwood)
P.O. BOX 1439
Clintwood, VA 24228
Phone: (276) 926-5600
Web: http://www.peopleincorp.org/index.html
Email: dickenson@peopleinc.net


Safehome Systems
PO Box 748
Covington, VA 24426
Hotline: (540) 965-3237, (877) 393-3672
Phone: (540) 965-3237
Phone: (540) 962-5489 (TTY)
Web: http://safehome24426.tripod.com/index.html
Email: home4peace@aol.com
Provides a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, an emergency shelter, accompaniment of victims to hospital, police department, and court proceedings, emergency food and transportation, and support groups.


Services To Abused Families
PO Box 402
Culpeper, VA 22701-0402
Hotline: (800) 825-8876
Phone: (540) 825-8891
Phone: TTY on both lines
Fax: Fax: (540) 825-2389
Web: http://www.safe-shelter.org
Email: safe.inc@earthlink.net


ACTS - Turning Points
PO Box 74
Dumfries, VA 22026-0074
Hotline: (703) 368-4141
Phone: (703) 441-8606
Phone: (703) 221-3585
Web: http://www.actspwc.org
Email: Acts_Development@comcast.net
Services include: a 24-hour helpline, two emergency shelters, individual counseling and support groups for women and children, a batterer’s intervention program, court advocacy and accompaniment, and transitional housing.

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

Gate City

Hope House of Scott County
PO Box 1992
Gate City, VA 24251
Hotline: (888) 250-HEAL (4325)
Phone: (276) 386-1313
Phone: TTY: (276) 386-1373
Web: http://hopehousescottcounty.org/default.aspx
Email: director@hopehousescottcounty.org
Services include: a 24-hour hotline, 24-hour emergency shelter, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, assistance with food/supplies/clothing, court and legal advocacy, transportation, and foster placement for pets.


The Laurel Shelter, Inc.
PO Box 23
Gloucester, VA 23061-0023
Phone: (804) 694-5890
Web: http://www.laurelshelterinc.org/
Services include: a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter for victims and their children, crisis intervention and advocacy, emergency transportation, court accompaniment and legal advocacy, support groups and children's services.


People Incorporated of Southwest Virginia (Grundy)
20694 Riverside Drive
Grundy, VA 24614
Phone: (276) 935-4747
Web: http://www.peopleincorp.org/index.html
Email: buchanan@peopleinc.net


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Citizens Against Family Violence
PO Box 352
Martinsville, VA 24114-0352
Phone: (276) 632-8701
Fax: (276) 632-0529
Email: cafvorg@kimbanet.com

New Kent

Project Hope at Quin Rivers
12025 Courthouse Circle (visits)
P.O. Box 208 (correspondence)
New Kent, VA 23124
Web: http://www.quinriversagency.org
Email: gkitson@quinriversagency.org
Services include: crisis intervention, safety planning, counseling services, court advocacy, hospital accompaniment and support groups.

Quin Rivers Agency For Community Action
12025 Courthouse Circle (visits)
P.O. Box 208 (correspondence)
New Kent, VA 23124
Hotline: (877) 966-HELP (966-4357)
Phone: (804) 966-8720
Phone: TTY: 877-966-HELP (966-4357)
Web: http://www.quinriversagency.org
Email: lcascone@quinriversagency.org
Provides a 24-hour crisis line and intervention, counseling services, court advocacy, hospital accompaniment and a support group.


YWCA Women In Crisis Program
YWCA South Hampton Roads
5215 Colley Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23508
Hotline: (757) 625-5570
Phone: (757) 625-4248
Fax: (757) 625-1946
Web: http://www.ywca.org/site/pp.asp?c=iqLWJZNIG&b=272608
Email: ywcashr@ywca-shr.com
Services include: a 24-hour helpline, emergency shelter for victims of abuse and their children, victim support groups, individual and group counseling, substance abuse counseling, legal information, food and clothing, tutoring and programs for children.

North Tazwell

Family Crisis Services
PO Box 188
200 East Riverside Drive
North Tazwell, VA 24630
Hotline: (800) 838-8238
Phone: (276) 988-5583
Web: http://www.clinchvalleycaa.org
Email: rhackler@clinchvalleycaa.org


Family Crisis Support Services
PO Box 447
Norton, VA 24273-0447
Hotline: (877) 348-3416
Phone: (540) 679-1680
Phone: (540) 679-7240
Web: http://www.family-crisis.com/index.html
Email: communityeducation@comcast.net
Services include: a 24-hour toll free hotline, emergency shelter, transitional housing, court advocacy and accompaniment, hospital/medical accompaniment, support groups, a children's program, assistance obtaining protective orders, and assistance with filing for Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund.


Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence
PO Box 3
Onancock, VA 23417-0003
Hotline: (877) 787-1329
Phone: (757) 787-1329
Phone: (757) 787-0928
Web: http://www.esva.net/~escadv
Email: escadv@esva.net


Help And Emergency Response
PO Box 2187
Portsmouth, VA 23702-0187
Hotline: (757) 485-3384
Phone: (757) 485-1445
Fax: (757) 485-0883
Web: http://www.hershelter.com
Email: sandra@hershelter.com
Services include: a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, court advocacy, and a children's program for children in residence.


Women's Resource Center Of The New River Valley
PO Box 477
Radford, VA 24143
Hotline: (540) 639-1123 or (800) 788-1123 (toll-free locally)
Phone: (540) 639-9592
Phone: (540) 639-2197 (TTY)
Fax: (540) 633-2382
Web: http://www.wrcnrv.org
Email: assistantdirector@wrcnrv.org
Services include: a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency advocacy,and emergency shelter.


Fairfax County Women's Shelter
11150 Sunset Hills Road
Suite 210
Reston, VA 20190
Phone: (571) 323-9555
Fax: (571) 323-9554
Web: http://www.restoninterfaith.org/


Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
5008 Monument Ave.
Suite A
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: (804) 377-0335
Fax: 804-377-0339
Web: http://www.vsdvalliance.org/
Email: Info@vsdvalliance.org

YWCA Women's Advocacy Program
6 North 5th Street
Richmond, VA 23219-2218
Hotline: (804) 643-0888
Phone: (804) 643-6761
Fax: (804) 643-0734
Web: http://www.ywcarichmond.org
Email: info@ywcarichmond.org
Services include: a 24-hour hotline, 24-hour hospital accompaniment, emergency shelter, court accompaniment, individual and group counseling, safety planning, and employment and legal assistance.


The Turning Point (The Salvation Army)
815 Salem Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24016-3029
Hotline: (540) 345-0400
Phone: (540) 985-0609
Phone: (540) 343-5335
Email: tsatp@aol.com

Total Action Against Poverty - Women's Resource Center
302 2nd St, SW
Roanoke, VA 24011
Hotline: (540) 580-0775
Phone: (540) 283-4813
Email: tapwrc@taproanoke.org

Rocky Mount

Franklin County Family Resource Center
PO Box 188
Rocky Mount, 24151-0188
Hotline: (TTY): 540-483-1234
Phone: (540) 483-5088
Phone: (540) 483-3000
Web: http://www.franklincountyva.org/family_resource.htm
Email: cindytreadway@franklincountyva.org


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.


Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
102 Industrial Blvd.
Toano, VA 23168
Phone: (757) 566-4602
Fax: (757) 566-4670
Web: http://www.vsdvalliance.org
Email: Info@vsdvalliance.org

Virginia Beach

Samaritan House
PO Box 2400 #226
Virginia Beach, VA 23450
Hotline: (757) 430-2120
Phone: (757) 631-0710
Fax: (757) 631-0747


The Haven Shelter and Services, Inc.
376 Main Street, Suite 103
Warsaw, VA 22572-0713
Hotline: (800) 224-2836
Phone: (804) 333-5370
Phone: (804) 333-1099
Web: http://www.havenshelter.org
Email: haven@sylvaninfo.net
Services include: a 24-hour emergency shelter, crisis intervention, court and hospital accompaniment, and support groups.


Avalon: A Center For Women And Children
PO Box 1079
Williamsburg, VA 23187-1079
Hotline: (757) 258-5051
Phone: (757) 258-5301
Phone: (757) 258-5022
Web: http://www.avaloncenter.org
Email: deborah@avaloncenter.org
Services include: a 24-hour helpline, emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling, legal advocacy and children's services.


The Shelter For Abused Women
PO Box 14
Winchester, VA 22604-0014
Phone: (703) 667-6466
Phone: (703) 667-6496
Email: shelter@shentel.net


PO Box 287
Woodstock, VA 22664-0287
Hotline: (540) 459-5161
Phone: (540) 436-3136
Fax: (540) 436-8232
Email: response@shentel.net


Family Resource Center, Inc.
PO Box 612
Wytheville, VA 24382-0612
Hotline: (800) 613-6145
Phone: (276) 228-8431
Phone: (276) 236-0364
Fax: (276) 782-1608
Web: http://www.frc-inc.org
Email: family@frc-inc.org
Services include: 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, crisis intervention, court and legal advocacy, and counseling.

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