Places that Help: Virginia
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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 WomensLawnnedv.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)
People, Inc.'s Domestic Violence Program
(276) 889-8477 (Office)
Alexandria Domestic Violence Program
301 King Street, Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314-3234
Bethany House of Northern Virginia, Inc.
6121 Lincolnia Road, Suite 303
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
Fairfax Victim Assistance Network
8350 Richmond Highway, Suite 507
Alexandria, VA 22309
Amherst County Commission Against Domestic Violence
TTY on all lines
Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless
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
Hanover Domestic Violence Resource Center
629 North Washington Highway
Ashland, VA 23005-1317
(TTY): 888-370-SAFE (7233)
(804) 752-2702 (Financial Assistance)
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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