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Underserved Populations Learning Collaborative:

Enhancing Virginia’s Sexual and Domestic Violence Programming

The goal of this 18-month Learning Collaborative is to support local SDVAs to become strong allies to underserved populations and to promote access to culturally-responsive, comprehensive services. We’ve built a strong statewide network of survivor-centered advocacy agencies, yet we know there are still many survivors not being served, and others for whom existing services don’t adequately meet their needs. This project aims to “expand the circle” and close the gaps, preparing agencies to better provide safety and healing for all survivors.

This initiative is supported through funding and expertise from Department of Social Services (VDSS), Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), and the Action Alliance. These three partner agencies are jointly responsible for designing the Learning Collaborative and each will be actively engaged throughout the Learning Collaborative, building statewide capacity alongside SDVAs.

Agencies are encouraged to thoroughly read the attached Project Overview and Request for Applications before applying. Participation may be limited by space, geographic representation, and other factors.


Sexual and Domestic Violence Agencies (including sexual assault crisis centers, domestic violence programs, and dual agencies) in Virginia that are funded by VDSS or DCJS, and are members of the Action Alliance.


Please direct any questions or inquiries about the UPLC project and/or applications to Katie Moffitt ( or 804-377-0335.

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