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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

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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. 



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.

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