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Have you been hurt, abused, or felt controlled? Are you a friend, family member, or professional wondering how to help someone who has been hurt? Do you want to know more about sexual assault, stalking, controlling behavior, or making a report? Contact us. 

  • I want to chat with an advocate. (Chat feature works best on a computer or tablet.)
  • I want to text with an advocate: Text us at 804.793.9999
  • I want to call and speak with an advocate: Toll-free hotline 1.800.838.8238 (Note: We have access to interpreters for more than 200 languages via the Language Line.)

You deserve safety and support. Whether someone has hurt you in the past or is hurting you now, we’re here to listen, and connect you to resources closest to you. Free. Confidential. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. 365 days a year.

Our Crisis Response Team, which includes multi-lingual and multi-cultural staff and volunteers, is standing by to help you. We believe in you. We respect your choices. We are here for you.

I am a friend, family member, or professional looking for resources.

Trained advocates are available to talk confidentially with anyone who wants support, no matter where you are in the process.

What can I expect?
Every situation is unique, and it can be difficult to talk about. Once you let us know it’s safe to talk, we’ll ask if you can tell us a little more about what’s going on. The choice of what and how much to share is up to you. People reach out at different times in their relationships, so advocates might ask questions about what options feel best for you. Together we can think through what’s most important and get you connected to resources that are the best fit.

Confidentiality is important. We do not record hotline calls and are not mandated reporters in Virginia. We do not share any information with others (like 911 or outside service providers) without your consent. Because we are a confidential hotline (with the ability for people to be anonymous) and want to uphold safety and security standards, advocates cannot confirm contacts, reach out to anyone without their consent, or be requested in court.

Click here for our Chat.*
Text: 804.793.9999
Toll-free hotline: 1.800.838.8238

*Chat feature works best on a computer or tablet.

The Virginia Statewide Hotline is a space where survivors and people impacted by violence, like friends, family, professionals, and the general public, can connect with trained advocates.

We will listen, offer support, and connect you to resources in your area.

Free. Confidential. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. 365 days a year.

Click here for our confidential chat*
Text: 804.793.9999
Helpline: 1.800.838.8238

*Chat feature works best on a computer or tablet.

The LGBTQ+ Partner Abuse and Sexual Assault Helpline focuses on anti-violence in the queer community. This is a space for survivors and people impacted by violence, like friends, family, professionals, and the general public, to connect about LGBTQ+ centered resources.

We also work closely with Virginia Anti-Violence Project, whose mission is to address and prevent violence within and against diverse LGBTQ+ communities across Virginia.

As part of our relationship with Side By Side (formerly ROSMY), we answer their youth support line after hours.

Free. Confidential. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. 365 days a year.

Click here for our confidential chat*
Text: 804.793.9999
LGBTQ Helpline: 1.866.356.6998

*Chat feature works best on a computer or tablet.

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) hotline is staffed by the statewide hotline. We provide emotional support, reporting services, and connections to advocates for hospital accompaniment. This is an option for adults in state facilities* who have or are experiencing sexual assault or sexual harassment while in the care of the Virginia Department of Corrections.

Are you a family member, friend, or loved one of someone who needs PREA help? Contact us.

Free. Confidential. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. 365 days a year.

Click here for our confidential chat (Chat feature works best on a computer or tablet.)
Text: 804.793.9999
Confidential PREA Reporting Hotline: 1.855.602.7001 (Follow the prompts to speak with us.)
Write: Action Alliance P.O. Box 17115, Richmond, VA 23226
Email: PREAGrievance@vadoc.virginia.gov

*Please note that local/regional jails and youth/young adult facilities often have direct relationships with their local sexual violence agency. We can help connect you to the appropriate resource.

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