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Helpful Links

Listed below is information on area services and national resources for individuals experiencing violence:


  • Family and Children's Trust Fund

    • "The Family and Children’s Trust Fund (FACT) was created by the General Assembly in 1986 as a public-private partnership to raise funds for the prevention and treatment of family violence, including child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse and neglect."


  • National Coliltion Against Domestic Violence

    • "NCADV is the voice of victims and survivors.  We are the catalyst for changing society to have zero tolerance for domestic violence.  We do this by effecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change."


  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center

    • "The NSVRC’s Mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research."


  • RAINN (The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) 

    • "RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense."


  • Stop It Now

    • ​"Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed."

  • The Virginia Anti-Violence Project

    • The LGBTQ+ Helpline provides a free and confidential telephone service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer or questioning callers looking for information or help regarding intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, and stalking.

    • "To provide a world free from all forms of violence, such as: homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and heterosexism racism, classism, sexism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, ableism, ageism, hate violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, state-sanctioned violence, stalking, bullying and harassment."

  • Teach Consent

    • ASK.  LISTEN. RESPECT.  Teaching kids about the skills of consent can help reduce sexual coercion, harassment, and even assault.



  • VA LGBTQ Helpline 1-866-356-6998

  • Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center

    • "Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free, culturally appropriate, and linguistically specific services and and support to members of the Latino community who identify as victims of violence, with an emphasis in serving those who are limited English proficient, with the goal of helping them stabilize their life after being victimized. Our model seeks to empower members of the Hispanic community to be a part of this change. Services include advocacy, case management, support groups, shelter placement, developing safety plans, and more."

"Latinos en Virginia Centro de Empoderamiento es una organización sin fines de lucro 501(c)(3) dedicada a proporciona servicios y apoyo gratuito, culturalmente apropiados y lingüísticamente específicos para los miembros de la comunidad latina que sean víctimas de violencia, con énfasis en ayudar a aquellos que tienen un dominio limitado del inglés o que no hablan inglés, con el objetivo de ayudarlos a estabilizar sus vidas después de ser victimizado. Nuestro modelo busca empoderar a miembros de la comunidad Hispana para ser parte del cambio. Nuestros servicios incluyen asesoramiento, gestión de casos, grupos de apoyo y reflexión, colocación en refugios, planes de seguridad, etc. Todos nuestros servicios son gratuitos y confidenciales."

  • Caminar Latino

    • Caminar Latino creates opportunities for Latino families to transform their lives and communities and works to change the social conditions that give rise to violence.​

Caminar Latino brinda oportunidades para que las familias latinas transformen sus vidas y comunidades, a la vez que trabaja para cambiar las condiciones sociales que generan violencia.

  • Virginia for Planned Parenthood

    • Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education.​

  • Tahirih Justice Center

    • The Tahirih Justice Center is a national, nonprofit that has served over 30,000 immigrant survivors fleeing gender-based violence since 1997. Our interdisciplinary, trauma-informed model of service is now delivered from five locations, and we’re committed to serving as many immigrant survivors as possible.​

  • Ayuda

    • Ayuda provides legal, social, and language services to help low-income immigrants in our neighborhoods access justice and transform their lives.​

No person deserves to be abused.

Everyone deserves healthy relationships.

“The ‘ALL Are Welcome Here’ image was created by the Pennsylvania Cross-Systems Advocacy Coalition, supported by Grant No. 2007-FW-AX-K009, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations included in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women."  Visit the NRCDV Access Initiative page for more information.

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