Between 2 and 4 million women are annually victimized by domestic violence. Most children in homes in which domestic violence occurs witness that abuse and suffer secondary psychological effects, including aggressive behavior and depression. Male children who witness abuse are more likely to become abusers themselves as adults, creating a vicious, intergenerational cycle of violent behavior. (ABA Domestic Violence Commission)


If you need help or someone you know is experiencing or in some way involved in domestic violence please recognize that there are measures to take in order to prevent further harm. If you are a victim of violence we strongly urge you to devise a safety plan for a time of extreme emergency, and the following list of Domestic Shelters will be a great start for obtaining help and vital information.

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Virginia Domestic Violence Shelters:


  • Virginians Against Domestic Violence 2850 Sandy Bay Rd., #101 Williamsburg VA 23185 804-221-0990 (800)838-8238

  • Alexandria Domestic Violence Program 421 King St., Ste 400 Alexandria VA 22314 Business #: 703-838-4911 Hotline/Crisis: 703-838-4911 Toll Free: (800)838-VADV

  • Fairfax Victim Assistance Network 8119 Holland Rd. Alexandria VA 22306 Business #: 703-3606910 Hotline/Crisis: 703-360-7273

  • Northern Virginia Family Service 5249 Duke Street Suite 308 Alexandria VA 22304 Business #: 703-370-3223

  • Route One Corridor Housing, Inc. P.O. Box 6465 Alexadria VA 22306 Business #: 703-768-3400

  • Amherst County Commission Against Domestic Violence P.O. Box 1157 Amherst VA 24521 Business #: 804-946-7446

  • Arlington Community Temporary Shelter, Inc. P.O. Box 1258 Arlington VA 22210 Business #: 703-522-8858 Hotline/Crisis: 703-237-0881

  • Victims of Violence 1725 North George Mason Drive Arlington VA 22205 Business #: 703-358-5150 Hotline/Crisis: 703-358-4848

  • Abuse Alternatives, Inc. 2022 Euclid Ave Bristol VA 24201 Business #: 703-645-9499 Hotline/Crisis: 615-764-2287

  • Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE) P.O. Box 3013 University Staion Charlottesville VA 22903 Business #: 804-293-6155 Hotline/Crisis: 804-293-8509

  • Chesterfield City Victim/Witness Assistance Program 101000 Iron Bridge Road P.O. Box 554 Chesterfield VA 23832 Business #: 804-796-7087

  • Safehomes Systems 115 West Main Street Covington VA 24426 Business #: 703-965-4490 Hotline/Crisis: 703-965-3727

  • Services to Abused Families, Inc. P.O. Box 402 Culpeper VA 22701 Business #: 703-825-8876 Hotline/Crisis: 703-825-8876

  • DOVES, Inc. P.O. Box 2381 Danville VA 24541 Business #: 804-799-3683 Hotline/Crisis: 804-791-1400

  • ACTS: Turning Points Box 74 Dumfries VA 22026 Business #: 703-221-4951 Hotline/Crisis: 703-221-4951

  • Family Violence Prevention Program 420 S. Main Street Emporia VA 23847 Business #: 804-348-0100 Hotline/Crisis: 804-348-0100

  • Bethany House of No. Virginia 5901 Leesburg Pike Falls Church VA 22041 Business : 804-998-8811 Hotline/Crisis: 804-256-3526

  • Rappahannock Council on Domestic Violence P.O. Box 5923 Fredericksburg VA 22403 Business #: 703-373-9373 Hotline/Crisis: 703-373-9373

  • Warren County Councel on Domestic Violence P.O. Box 1831 Front Royal VA 22630 Business #: 703-635-9062 Hotline/Crisis: 703-635-9062

  • Henrico City Area Mental Health Center Domestic Violence Treatment 10299 Woodman Rd. Glen Allen VA 23060 Business #: 804-261-8500 Hotline/Crisis: 804-261-8484

  • Middle Peninsula - Northern Neck Comm. Srv. Bd. COPE P.O. Box 427 Gloucester VA 23061 Business #: 804-693-7959 Hotline/Crisis: 804-693-COPE Toll Free: (800)542-COPE

  • Virginia Peninsula Council on Domestic Violence P.O. Box 561 Hampton VA 23669 Business #: 804-722-2261 Hotline/Crisis: 804-723-7774

  • First Step: A Response to Domestic Violence, Inc. P.O. Box 621 Harrisonburg VA 22801 Business #: 703-434-0295 Hotline/Crisis: 703-434-0295

  • Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter 1 Loudoun, S.E. Leesburg VA 22075 Business #: 703-777-6552 Hotline/Crisis: 703-777-6552 Toll Free: 703-771-7845

  • Victims Witness Office of Loudoun County 20 East Market Street Leesburg VA 22075 Business #: 703-777-0417

  • Project Horizon P.O. Box 529 Lexington VA 24450 Business #: 703-463-7861 Hotline/Crisis: 703-463-2594

  • CHOICES - Council on Domestic Violence for Page County, Inc. 15 S. Court Street Luray VA 22835 Business #: 540-743-4414 Hotline/Crisis: 540-743-4414

  • YWCA Family Violence Prevention Program 600 Monroe Street Lynchburg VA 24504 Business #: 804-528-1041 Hotline/Crisis: 804-528-1041

  • Citizens Against Family Violence, Inc. P.O. Box 210 Martinsville VA 24114 Business #: 703-632-8701 Hotline/Crisis: 703-632-8701

  • YWCA Women in Crisis Program 253 W. Freemason St. Norfolk VA 23510 Business #: 804-625-4248 Hotline/Crisis: 804-625-5570

  • HOPE House P.O. Box 447 Norton VA 24273 Business #: 703-679-7240 Toll Free: (800)572-2278

  • Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence P.O. Box 3 Onancock VA 23417 Business #: 804-787-1329 Hotline/Crisis: 804-787-1329

  • CARES, Inc. (Crisis Assistance Response Emergency Services) P.O. Box 1142 Petersburg VA 23804 Business #: 804-861-0849 Hotline/Crisis: 804-861-0849

  • Family Violence Prevention Pro. Child and Family 1805 Arlington Boulevard Portsmouth VA 23707 Business #: 804-397-2121 Hotline/Crisis: 804-399-6393

  • Help and Emergency Response (H.E.R.) P.O. Box 1515 Portsmouth VA 23705 Business #: 804-393-7833 Hotline/Crisis: 804-393-9449

  • Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley P.O. Box 306 Radford VA 24141 Business #: 703-639-9592 Hotline/Crisis: 703-639-1123 Toll Free: (800)788-1123

  • Domestic Violence Intervention Project c/o Richmond 501 North 9th Street Richmond VA 23219 Business #: 804-780-6900 Hotline/Crisis: 804-780-6924

  • YWCA - Women's Advocacy Program 6 North 5th Street Richmond VA 23219 Business #: 804-643-6761 Hotline/Crisis: 804-643-0888 Toll Free: 804-796-3066

  • Family Violence Program Family Service of Roanoke P.O. Box 6600 3208 Hershberger Road, NW Roanoke VA 24017 Business #: 703-563-5316

  • The Turning Point - The Salvation Army 815 Salem Avenue, SW Roanoke VA 24016 Business #: 703-345-0400 Hotline/Crisis: 703-345-0400

  • Total Action Against Poverty's Women's Res. Ctr. 145 Campbell Ave. SW P.O. Box 2868 Roanoke VA 24001 Business #: 703-345-6781

  • Franklin County Family Resource Center P.O. Box 4 Rocky Mount VA 24151 Business #: 703-483-5088 Hotline/Crisis: 703-483-1234 Toll Free: (800)838-8238

  • Halifax Cty. Comm. Action - Domestic Violence Pro. P.O. Box 799 South Boston VA 24592 Business #: 804-575-7916 Hotline/Crisis: 804-275-1000

  • Alternatives for Abused Adults P.O. Box 1414 Staunton VA 24402 Business #: 703-886-4001 Hotline/Crisis: 703-886-6800 Toll Free: (800)56-HAVEN

  • The Genieve Shelter 123 Bank Street Suffolk Va 23424 Business #: 804-925-4365 Toll Free: (800)969-HOPE

  • Family Crisis Services P.O. Box 487 Tazewell VA 24651 Business #: 703-988-5583

  • Fairfax County Women's Shelter P.O. Box 1174 Vienna VA 22183 Business #: 703-435-4940 Hotline/Crisis: 703-435-4940

  • Family Advocacy Network Services (FANS) 2nd Judicial Court Service Unit Juvenile Court Building Municipal Ctr Virginia Beach VA 23456 Business #: 804-427-4426

  • Samaritan House 2697 International Pkwy. Parkway II Suite 107 Virginia Beach VA 23451 Business #: 804-430-2642 Hotline/Crisis: 804-430-2120 Toll Free: (800)838-VADV

  • Virginia Beach Department of Social Services 3432 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach VA 23452 Business #: 804-431-3373 Hotline/Crisis: 804-463-2000

  • The Haven P.O. Box 713 Warsaw VA 22572 Business #: 804-333-5370 Hotline/Crisis: 804-333-5433 Toll Free: (800)22-HAVEN

  • AVALON P.O. Box 1079 Williamsburg VA 23187 Business #: 804-258-5022 Hotline/Crisis: 804-258-5051

  • The Shelter for Abused Women P.O. Box 14 Winchester VA 22604 Business #: 703-667-6466 Hotline/Crisis: 703-667-6466

  • Response, Inc. P.O. Box 287 Woodstock VA 22664 Business #: 703-436-3136 Hotline/Crisis: 703-459-5161

  • Family Resource Center, Inc. P.O. Box 612 Wytheville VA 24382 Business #: 703-228-8431 Hotline/Crisis: 703-228-7141 Toll Free: (800)838-VADV



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