Places that Help: Virginia
Updated: November 27, 2017
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. (Have a suggestion or correction? Contact us!)
Please note that we list the organizations by the county where the office is located – however, many offices serve multiple 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.
Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ESCADV) provides services to victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Services include: a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, child services, information and referrals, crisis intervention, safety planning, legal and medical accompaniment, and community outreach. Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence serves Accomack County and surrounding areas.
Shelter for Help in Emergency
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Shelter for Help in Emergency provides services to victims of domestic violence. Services include: a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, individual and group counseling, information and referrals, legal advocacy, court accompaniment, programs for children and teens, address confidentiality program, prevention and education programs, pet-safe program, transitional housing, community education. Shelter for Help in Emergency serves Albemarle County.
Safehome Systems, Inc.
Safehome Systems, Inc. provides services to victims and survivors of domestic, dating, and sexual violence. Services include: a 24-hour hotline, shelter, court advocacy, counseling, crisis intervention, and support groups. Safehome Systems, Inc. serves Alleghany County.
The County of Amherst, Virginia: Domestic Violence Program
Circuit Court Building
113 Taylor Street
Amherst, VA 24521
The County of Amherst, Virginia’s Commonwealth’s Attorney provides services to crime victims. Services include: domestic violence help and victims and witness advocate. The County of Amherst, Virginia serves Amherst County.
Doorways for Women and Families
Doorways for Women and Families provides services to individuals and families who are affected by homelessness, domestic violence, and/or sexual assault. Services include: a 24-hour hotline, hospital accompaniment, court advocacy, shelter, children and youth programs, counseling, and financial services. Doorways for Women and Families serves Arlington County.
Hanover Safe Place
629 North Washington Highway
Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 752-2702 or (800) 838-8238
Hanover Safe Place (HSP) provides services to individuals experiencing domestic or sexual violence. Services include: a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, support groups, and case management. Hanover Safe Place serves Hanover County and the Town of Ashland.
New Directions Center, Inc.
New Directions Center, Inc. provides services to victims of domestic and sexual violence. Services include: a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, food, clothing, and transportation to individuals in crisis situations, group counseling and support groups, victim advocacy, and education presentations. New Directions, Inc. serves Augusta County.
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