Sparking Conversations about Accountability and Healing

What if accountability wasn't scary? Over the past few years, the Action Alliance and others in the movement have been contemplating how and to what extent our actions match our vision, particularly around responses to the spectrum of harm, including physical violence: Will our current responses get us closer to equity and liberation?

Legislative Action

Speak up for Survivors!

The #PUTVICTIMSFIRSTVA campaign is a multi-year strategy to create an all-encompassing and integrative statewide fund that ensures ALL victims of crime can access the services they need.

SCOTUS Rahimi Ruling

SCOTUS’ Rahimi Decision Upholds Federal Protections for IPV Survivors

This ruling protects survivors of intimate partner violence by upholding the federal prohibition preventing people subject to protective orders from possessing firearms.

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Not Always in the Spotlight

Always on the Front Lines.

The workers at local sexual assault crisis centers and domestic violence shelters are in our communities every day providing vital support to victims and survivors of violence and working to prevent violence from happening in the first place. These advocates aren’t always in the spotlight, but they are always on the front lines. Support your local agency.

The Action Alliance is Virginia’s leading voice on sexual and domestic violence. We seek a radically hopeful future and work to promote healthy relationships, create thriving communities, and build a more equitable world by centering racial justice, reproductive justice, and economic justice. Join us.


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Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Agencies

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Abuse Alternatives

Serves: Bristol, TN; Bristol, VA; Upper Sullivan County, TN; Washington County, VA
Hotline: (800) 987-6499 or (423) 764-2287
Office Phone: (423) 652-9093
Donate to Abuse Alternatives

Abuse Alternatives Inc, Memorial Drive, Bristol, TN, USA

Action in Community through Service (ACTS)

Serves: Manassas, Manassas Park, Prince William County
Hotline: (703) 497-1192 for sexual violence; (703) 221-4951 for domestic violence
Office Phone: (703) 497-1192 for sexual violence; (703) 221-4460 for domestic violence 
Website: and
Donate to ACTS

Action in Community Through Service, Grant Avenue, Manassas, VA, USA

Alexandria Domestic Violence Program and Sexual Assault Center

Serves: Alexandria
Hotline: (703) 746-4911 for domestic violence; (703) 683-7273 for sexual violence
Office Phone: (703) 746-4911
Websites: and

Alexandria Domestic Violence, North Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA, USA

Ashiyanaa (formerly ASHA for Women)

Culturally-appropriate and Linguistically Specific DV/SV Services Provider for South Asian women and children with origins in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Serves: Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
24-Hour Helpline: (888) 417-2742
Office Number: (571) 645-3233
Doante to Ashiyanaa

McLean, VA, USA

Avalon Center

Serves: James City County, Williamsburg, York County, Poquoson, Gloucester County, King & Queen County, King William County, Mathews County, Middlesex County
Hotline: (757) 258-5051
Office Phone: (757) 258-5022
Donate to Avalon

C8FH+RV West End, VA, USA


Culturally-appropriate and linguistically specific DV/SV services provider for immigrants in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

Serves: Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
Office: (703) 444-7009
Donate to Ayuda

2701 Prosperity Ave, Fairfax, VA, USA

Bedford County DSS- Domestic Violence Services

Serves: Bedford, Bedford County, Campbell County
Hotline: (877) 656-1984 or (540) 587-0970
Office Phone: (540) 587-0970

Bedford County Social Services, 119 East Main Street, Bedford, VA, USA

Bethany House of Northern Virginia

Provides services for women (must be 18 years or older) and women with children.

Serves: Northern Virginia
Hotline: (888) 804-3577
Office: (703) 658-9500
Donate to Bethany House of Northern Virginia

6862 Elm Street ste 200, McLean, VA, USA

Boat People SOS

Serves: State of Virginia; Greater Washington, D.C. area
Office Phone: (703) 538-2190
Donate to Boat People SOS

Boat People SOS, Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA, USA

Bridges of Change DV Shelter

Serves: New Kent, Charles City, King William, King & Queen, and town of West Point
Hotline: (804) 355-4019
Office Phone: (804) 557-4019
Donate to Bridges of Change

New Kent, VA 23124, USA

Carol Adams Foundation

Serves: Richmond City
Phone: (804) 218-2866

Richmond, VA, USA

Center for Sexual Assault Survivors (The Center)

Serves: Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Smithfield, Isle of Wight County, York County
Hotline: (757) 236-5260
Office Phone: (757) 599-9844
Donate to The Center

718 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601, USA

Chesterfield County Domestic and Sexual Violence Resource Center

Serves: Chesterfield County
Phone: (804) 748-1600
Address: Chesterfield JDR Courthouse, 7000 Lucy Corr Boulevard, Chesterfield, VA 23832

Chesterfield Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, Lucy Corr Boulevard, Chesterfield, VA, USA

Choices of Page County

Serves: Page County, Shenandoah County
Hotline & Office Phone: (540) 743-4414
Donate to Choices

216 W Main St, Luray, VA 22835, USA

Clinch Valley Community Action Agency

Serves: Russell County (sexual violence only), Tazewell County
Hotline: (276) 979-8959
Office Phone: (276) 988-5583

Clinch Valley Community Action, Tazewell Avenue, North Tazewell, VA, USA

Collins Center

Serves: Harrisonburg, Rockingham County
Hotline: (540) 434-2272
Office Phone: (540) 432-6430
Donate to the Collins Center

Collins Center, 217 South Liberty Street, Harrisonburg, VA, USA


Serves: Arlington County
Hotline: (703) 237-0881
Office Phone: (703) 504-9400
Donate to Doorways

Doorways, Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA, USA

Eastern Shore Coalition against Domestic Violence

Serves: Accomack County, Northampton County
Hotline & Office Phone: (757) 787-1329
Donate to ESCADV

155 Market Street, Onancock, VA 23417, USA


Serves: Fredericksburg, Caroline County, King George County, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County
Hotline: (540) 373-9373 or (877) 734-7238
Office Phone: (540) 373-9372
Donate to Empowerhouse

Empowerhouse, Olde Greenwich Drive, Fredericksburg, VA, USA

Ethiopian Community Development Council

Serves: Arlington County
Office Phone: (703) 685-0510
Donate to ECDC

Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc., South Highland Street, Arlington, VA, USA

Fairfax County Office for Women, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Violence Services

Serves: Fairfax, Fairfax County, Falls Church, Town of Clifton, Town of Herndon, Town of Vienna
Hotline: (703) 360-7273; TTY (703) 435-1235
Office Phone: (703) 324-5730

Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Fairfax County, VA, USA

FAITH (Foundation for Appropriate and Immediate Temporary Help)

Provides culturally-appropriate and linguistically specific domestic violence services to Muslim survivors of domestic violence and survivors of all faiths and ethnicities.

Serves: Northern Virginia
Office Phone: (571) 323-2198  and leave a message
Donate to FAITH

795 Center Street, Herndon, VA, USA

Family Crisis Support Services

Serves: Norton, Buchanan County, Dickenson County, Lee County, Russell County, Scott County, Wise County
Hotline: (800) 572-2278
Office Phone: (276) 679-7240
Donate to Family Crisis Support Services

Family Crisis Support Services Inc, Kentucky Avenue Southeast, Norton, VA, USA

Family Resource Center

Serves: Wythe County, Bland County, Carroll County, Galax city, Grayson County, Smythe County
Hotline: (800) 613-6145 or (276) 625-0219
Office Phone: (276) 625-0219
Donate to the Family Resource Center

Family Resource Center Inc, Wytheville, VA, USA

Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit

Serves: Emporia, Greensville County, Brunswick County, Sussex County
Hotline & Office Phone: (434) 348-0100
Donate to Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit

Emporia, VA, USA

Fauquier County Department of Social Services Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Advocacy Program (FCDVSAAP)

Serves: Fauquier County
Hotline: (540) 422-8460
Office Phone: (540) 422-8416

Fauquier County Department Of Social Services, Hospital Drive, Warrenton, VA, USA

First Step: A Response to Domestic Violence

Serves: Harrisonburg, Rockingham County
Hotline and Office Phone: (540) 434-0295
Donate to First Step

First Step A Response Inc, Franklin Street, Harrisonburg, VA, USA

Franklin County Family Resource Center

Serves: Franklin County, Town of Rocky Mount
Hotline/TTY: (540) 483-1234 (or Text: 540-329-3299)
Office Phone: (540) 483-5088
Donate to Franklin County Family Resource Center

Rocky Mount, VA, USA

Genieve Shelter

Serves: Isle of Wight County, City of Smithfield, Southampton County, City of Suffolk, Surry County, City of Franklin
Hotline: Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm; Friday, 9am-2pm: (757) 925-4365 or Monday-Thursday, after 5pm; Friday, after 2pm: 800-969-4673
Office Phone: (757) 925-4365
Donate to the Genieve Shelter

1029 Nansemond Parkway, Suffolk, VA, USA

Goochland Cares

Serves: Goochland County
24-Hour Hotline: (804) 980-6267
Office Phone: (804) 556-0400
Donate to Goochland Cares

Goochland Cares, River Road West, Goochland, VA, USA

Hampton Roads Community Action Program

Serves: Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, and Portsmouth
Hotline: (757) 247-0379
Donate to HRCAP

Hampton Roads Community Action Program, Wickham Avenue, Newport News, VA, USA

Hanover Safe Place

Serves: Hanover County, Town of Ashland
Hotline: Local hotline (804) 752-2702 or (888) 370- 7233
Greater Richmond Regional Hotline: (804) 612-6126
Office Phone: (804) 752-2728
Donate to Hanover Safe Place

Hanover Safe Place, North Washington Highway, Ashland, VA, USA

Haven of the Dan River Region

Serves: Danville, Pittsylvania County
Hotline Number: (434) 554-0605
Office Phone: (434) 483-5482
Donate to Haven of the Dan River

Danville, VA, USA

The Haven Shelter and Services, Inc.

Serves: Essex County, Lancaster County, Northumberland County, Richmond County, Westmoreland County
Hotline: (800) 224-2836
Office Phone: (804) 333-1099 or (804) 333-5370
Donate to the Haven

The Haven Shelter, Richmond Road, Warsaw, VA, USA

Help and Emergency Response (HER)

Serves: City of Chesapeake, City of Portsmouth
24-Hour Hotline:  (757) 485-3384
Office Phone: (757) 485-1445
Donate to the HER Shelter

HER Shelter, Portsmouth, VA

Hope House of Scott County

Serves: Scott County, Lee County
Hotline: (888) 250-HEAL (4325)
Office Phone: (276) 386-1373

Hope House of Scott County, Gate City, VA, USA

HOPE Program at Chesapeake Regional

Interpersonal Violence Response Program
Serves: Chesapeake and Hampton Roads, as requested
Hotline: (757) 407-3939
Office Phone: (757) 312-6198

736 North Battlefield Boulevard, Chesapeake, VA, USA

James House

Serves: Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, Prince George County, Chesterfield County (southern part)
Hotline: (804) 458-2840
Office Phone: (804) 458-2704

The James House, 6610 Commons Drive, Prince George, VA, USA

Greater Washington Jewish Coalition against Domestic Abuse

Serves: Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland
Hotline: (877) 885-2232
Office Phone: (301) 315-8040
Donate to JCADA

Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse, Rollins Avenue, Rockville, MD, USA

Just Neighbors

Provides culturally-appropriate and linguistically-specific immigration legal services for immigrants in Virginia.

Serves: Virginia
Office: (703) 979-1240
Donate to Just Neighbors

Just Neighbors, Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA, USA

Korean Community Services Center of Greater Washington

A culturally-specific sexual and domestic violence agency serving Korean and Chinese Americans.

Serves: Washington, DC Metro Area (Northern Virginia)
Hotline: (888) 987-4561
Office Phone: (703) 354-6345
Donate to Korean Community Services

Korean Community Service Center, Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA, USA

Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center

Culturally-appropriate and Linguistically Specific DV/SV Services Provider for Spanish-speakers

Serves: Hotline- Statewide; Direct services: Charles City, Chesapeake, Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Franklin City, Gloucester, Goochland, Hampton, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, Isle of Wight, James City, King William, Mathews, New Kent, Newport News, Norfolk, Petersburg, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Powhatan, Prince George, Richmond City, Southampton, Suffolk, Sussex, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, and York.

24/7 Bilingual Statewide Hotline: (888) 969-1825

Main Office: 9513 Hull Street Road, Suite B, North Chesterfield, VA 23236
Office Phone: (804) 658-3341  (Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:30pm)

Hampton Roads Office: 283 Constitution Drive, One Columbus Center, Suite 603, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: (757) 708-2812  (Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:30pm)

Donate to LIVE

Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center, Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield, VA, USA

Laurel Center

Serves: Winchester, Clarke County, Frederick County, Warren County (sexual violence only)
Hotline: (540) 667-6466
Office Phone: (540) 667-6160
Donate to the Laurel Center

Laurel Center, Winchester, VA

LGBT Life Center

Serves: Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk
Office Phone: (757) 640-0929
Donate to the LGBT Life Center

5360 Robin Hood Road, Norfolk, VA, USA

LAWS Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services

Serves: Loudoun County, Leesburg
Hotline: (703) 777-6552
Office Phone: (703) 771-3398
Donate to LAWS

LAWS Domestic Violence, East Market Street, Leesburg, VA, USA

New Directions Center

Serves: Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta County
Hotline: (540) 886-6800 
Office Phone: (540) 885-7273
Donate to New Directions

110 West Johnson Street, Staunton, VA, USA

People, Incorporated

Serves: Buchanan County, Russell County
Hotline: (276) 935-5485 or (877) 697-9444
Office Phone: (276) 889-8477
Donate to People, Inc.

People Inc of Va, 1173 West Main Street, Abingdon, VA, USA

Phoenix Project

Serves: Front Royal
Hotline: (540) 635-2300
Office Phone: (540) 635-2302
Donate to the Phoenix Project

Phoenix Project, South Royal Avenue, Front Royal, VA, USA


Serves: Richmond region, Tappahannock, Essex County, South Hill, Mecklenburg County
Office Phone: (804) 628-3361

Other locations:

  • Tappahannock Hospital: 618 Hospital Road, Tappahannock VA 22560
  • Community Memorial Hospital: 40 E. Ferrell St., South Hill, VA 23970   (434) 584-5400
Virginia Commonwealth University Health, North 11th Street, Richmond, VA, USA

Project Hope at Thrive Virginia

Serves: Charles City County, King & Queen County, King William County, New Kent County, Town of West Point
24-Hour Hotline: (877) 966-4357
Office Phone: (804) 966-8720
Donate to Thrive Virginia

Quin Rivers, Inc., Courthouse Circle, New Kent, VA, USA

Project Horizon

Serves: Lexington, Buena Vista, Rockbridge County
Hotline: (540) 463-2594
Office Phone: (540) 463-7861
Donate to Project Horizon

Project Horizon, Varner Lane, Lexington, VA, USA

Rappahannock Council against Sexual Assault (RCASA)

Serves: Fredericksburg, Caroline County, King George County, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County
Hotline: (540) 371-1666
Office Phone: (540) 371-6771
Donate to RCASA

Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault, Patriot Highway, Fredericksburg, VA, USA

Response, Inc.

Serves: Shenandoah County, Town of Strasburg, Town of Edinburg, Town of Mount Jackson, Town of New Market, Town of Woodstock
Hotline: (540) 459-5161
Office Phone: (540) 459-5599
Donate to Response, Inc.

Woodstock, VA, USA

Sacred Heart Center

Provides culturally-specific domestic violence services to Latinx, Hispanic, Latin American communities.

Serves: Richmond
Office Phone: (804) 230-4399
Donate to the Sacred Heart Center

Sacred Heart Center, Perry Street, Richmond, VA, USA

Safe Harbor

Serves: Henrico County
Hotline: (804) 612-6126, Greater Richmond Regional Hotline
Office Phone: (804) 249-9470
Donate to Safe Harbor

Safe Harbor, Bremo Road, Richmond, VA, USA

Safehome Systems

Serves: Covington, Alleghany County, Bath County, Highland County
Hotline & Office Phone: (540) 965-3237
Donate to Safehome Systems

102 East Hawthorne Street, Covington, VA, USA

Salvation Army Turning Point

Serves: Roanoke
Hotline: (540) 345-0400
Office Phone: (540) 343-5335
Donate to Salvation Army Turning Points

Salvation Army, Dale Avenue Southeast, Roanoke, VA, USA

Samaritan House

Serves: Virginia Beach
24-Hour Hotline: (757) 430-2120
Office Phone: (757) 631-0710
Donate to Samaritan House

Samaritan House Inc, Southern Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA, USA

Services to Abused Families (SAFE)

Serves: Culpeper County, Fauquier County, Madison County, Orange County, Rappahannock County
Hotline: (540) 825-8876 or (800) 825-8876
Office Phone: (540) 825-8891
Donate to SAFE

501 East Piedmont Street, Culpeper, VA, USA

Sexual Assault and Response Awareness (SARA Roanoke)

Serves: Roanoke, Salem, Botetourt County, Craig County, Roanoke County
Hotline: (540) 981-9352
Office Phone: (540) 345-7273
Donate to SARA Roanoke

SARA Roanoke (Sexual Assault Response and Awareness), Brambleton Avenue Southwest, Roanoke, VA, USA

Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA Charlottesville)

Serves: Albemarle County, Charlottesville, Fluvanna County, Greene County, Louisa County, Nelson County
Hotline: (434) 977-7273 or (800) 656-4673
Office Phone: (434) 295-7273
Donate to SARA Charlottesville

Sexual Assault Resource Agency, Greenbrier Drive, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Shelter for Help in Emergency

Serves: Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Fluvanna County, Greene County, Louisa County, Nelson County
Hotline: (434) 293-8509
Office Phone: (434) 963-4676
Donate to SHE

Shelter For Help In Emergency, Sachem Place, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Shelter House

Serves: Fairfax County
Hotline: (703) 435-4940
Office Phone: (703) 935-1546
Donate to Shelter House

Shelter House Inc.'s, 12310 Pinecrest Road, Reston, VA, USA

Southside Survivor Response Center

Serves: Martinsville, Henry County, Patrick County
Hotline: (877) 934-3576
Office Phone: (276) 403-4080
Donate to Southside Survivor Response Center, Inc.

Southside Survivor Response Center, Inc., East Church Street, Martinsville, VA, USA

Tahirih Justice Center

Provides culturally-appropriate and linguistically-specific holistic legal and social services for immigrant survivors of sexual and domestic violence in Virginia.

Serves: Northern Virginia
Office Phone: (571) 282-6161
Donate to Tahirih

Tahirih Justice Center, Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA, USA

Total Action for Progress

Serves: Roanoke, Salem, Roanoke County, Botetourt County, Craig County, Town of Vinton
Hotline: (540) 580-0775
Office Phone: (540) 345-6781
Donate to TAP

Total Action for Progress, 2nd Street Southwest, Roanoke, VA, USA

Transitions Family Violence Services

Serves: Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, York County
Hotline: (757) 723-7774
Office Phone: (757) 722-2261
Donate to Transitions

Transitions Family Violence Services, Chapel Street, Hampton, VA, USA

Tri-County Community Action Agency

Serves: Halifax County, Charlotte County, Lunenburg County, Mecklenburg County, South Boston
Hotline: (434) 572-1136
Donate to Tri-County Community Action Agency

1176 Huell Matthews Highway, South Boston, VA, USA

UVA Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center

Serves: University of Virginia
Counseling inquiries: (434) 982-2252
Office Phone: (434) 982-2361

Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center at The University of Virginia, University Avenue, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Virginia Anti-Violence Project

Culturally-appropriate service provider for LGBTQ+ survivors

Serves: Statewide

LGBTQ+ Statewide Helpline: (866) 356-6998 
Office Phone: (804) 925-9242
Donate to VAVP

Richmond, VA, USA

The Women’s Center

Serves: Northern Virginia and Washington, DC
Office Phone: (571) 595-6448
Donate to the Women’s Center

133 Park St NE, Vienna, VA, USA

Women’s Center at Virginia Tech

Serves: Virginia Tech
Office Phone: (540) 231-7806

Virginia Tech Women's Center, Washington Street Southwest, Blacksburg, VA, USA

Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley

Serves: Radford, Floyd County, Giles County, Montgomery County, Pulaski County
Hotline: (540) 639-1123
Office Phone: (540) 639-9592
Donate to the Women’s Resource Center

Women's Resource Center, Grove Avenue, Radford, VA, USA

YWCA South Hampton Roads

Serves: Norfolk
Hotline: South Hampton Roads Coordinated Crisis Response, (757) 251-0144
Office Phone: (757) 625-4248
Donate to the YWCA of South Hampton Roads

YWCA South Hampton Roads, West 29th Street, Norfolk, VA, USA

YWCA Central Virginia

Serves: Bedford, Lynchburg, Amherst County, Appomattox County, Bedford County, Campbell County, Pittsylvania County, Nelson County
Hotline: (434) 528-1041 or (888) 528-1041
Office Phone: (434) 847-7751
Donate to the YWCA of Central Virginia

YWCA of Central Virginia, Church Street, Lynchburg, VA, USA

YWCA Richmond

Serves: City of Richmond, Chesterfield County
Hotline: (804) 612-6126, Greater Richmond Regional Hotline
Office Phone: (804) 643-6761

YWCA, North 5th Street, Richmond, VA, USA

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