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Information on Immigration Law & Policy

Immigration Detention Facilities
Child Safety & Abduction Prevention – Helpful Links
National Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Hotlines & Resources

Virginia Resources

District of Columbia Resources


Information on Immigration Law & Policy

Governmental Agencies
United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)
Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review

Department of State Office of Consular Affairs
Visa Information
Visa Bulletin

US & International Legal Documents

Constitution of the United States
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT)
Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees

Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
For the text of the treaty
For a list of country signatories

Non-Governmental Organizations Advocating for Immigrants' Rights

American Bar Association Commission on Immigration
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
American Immigration Council (formerly American Immigration Law Foundation)
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Amnesty International
Asista Help
Capital Area Immigrant Rights Coalition
Detention Watch Network
Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project
Human Rights Watch
Mental Health Advocacy Services INC
Migration Policy Institute
National Immigration Forum
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
Pennsylvania Immigrant Resource Center
Women’s Commission for Refugee Women & Children

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Imigration Detention Facilities


Arlington County Jail
703-228-7286; 703-228-7287
Address: 1435 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington VA 22201

Hampton Roads Regional Jail
Address: 2690 Elmhurst Lane, Portsmouth VA 23701

Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center
Address: 141 Fort Collier Road, Winchester VA 22603

Pamunkey Regional Jail
Address: 7420 Courtland Farm Road, Hanover VA 23069

Piedmont Regional Jail
Address: 676 Industrial Park Road, Farmville VA 23901

Riverside Regional Jail
Address: 1000 River Road, Hopewell VA 23860

Virginia Beach Correctional Facility
757-427-5112; 757-430-0851; 757-427-4551
Address: 2501 James Madison Drive, Virginia Beach VA 23456


Carroll County Detention Center
Address: 100 N. Court Street, Westminster MD 21157

Dorchester County Detention Center
Address: 829 Field Crest Road, Cambridge MD 21613

Frederick County Detention Center
Address: 7300 Marchie’s Choice Land, Frederick MD 21704

Howard County Jail
Address: 7301 Waterloo Road, Jessup MD 20794

St. Mary’s County Detention Center
301-475-4200 ext. 3200
Address: 41880 Baldridge Street, Leonardtown MD 20650-3808

Wicomico County Detention Center
410-548-4859; 410-548-4850
Address: 411 Naylor Road, Salisbury MD 21801

Worcester County Jail
Address: 5022 Joyner Road, Snow Hill MD 21863


Berks Family Shelter Care Facility
Address: 1261 County Welfare Road, Leesport PA 19533

Cambria County Jail
Address: 121 West Vogley Street, Ebensburg PA 15931

Carbon County Prison
Address: 331 Broad Street, Nasquehoning PA 18240

Erie County Prison
814-451-7524; 814-451-7525
Address: 1618 Ash Street, Erie PA 16503-2168

Lehigh County Prison
Address: 38 North Forth Street, Allentown PA 18102

Montgomery County Prison
Address: 60 Eagleville Road, Norristown PA 19403

Moshannon Valley Correctional Facility
Address: 555 Cornell Drive, Philipsburg PA 16866

Pike County Prison
Address: 175 Pike County Boulevard, Lords Valley PA 18428

Synder County Prison
Address: 600 Old Colony Road, Selinsgrove PA 17870-8610

York County Prison
Address: 3400 Concord Road, York PA 17402-8007

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Child Safety & Abduction Prevention – Helpful Links

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Hotline: 800-843-5678

Project HOPE (Help Offering Parents Empowerment)
Hotline: 800-306-6311
National support network of parents who have experienced abductions

Department of State Office of Children’s Issues
International Child Abduction booklet

For Emergencies & Ongoing Abductions
Weekday Hotline: 202-736-9090 (Monday – Friday 9am-5pm EST)
Weekend, Evening, & Holiday Hotline: 888-407-4747

Department of State Children’s Passport Issuance Alert Program (CPIAP)
Toll-Free: 888-407-4747
For Helpful Links

Federal Bureau of Investigations
Find the phone number of your local FBI office

To have the FBI contact Interpol, call: 800-743-5630
Helpful Information

Federal Office of Victims of Crime

State & Federal Parent Locator Service, Office of Child Support Enforcement
Hotline: 202-401-9267

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National Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Hotlines & Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233)
TTY: 800-787-3224
Available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

National Sexual Assault Hotline
Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Available 24 hours a day/7 days a week for the nearest rape crisis center.

National Stalking Resource Center
Hotline: 800-FYI-CALL (800-394-2255)
M-F 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM EST

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
Hotline: 866-331-9474
TTY: 866-331-8453
Available 24 hours a day/7 days a week
Connect with a trained Peer Advocate online at from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily (CST)

American Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center International Domestic Violence Hotline
International Hotline: 866-USWOMEN (866-879-6636)
Available 24 hours a day/6 days a week in 175 countries; closed 1pm Saturday until 1pm Sunday PST

An international hotline serving overseas Americans in either civilian or military populations

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
Sample safety plans

National Center on Elder Abuse Hotline
Hotline: 800-677-1116
Find state government agencies investigating elder abuse and other statewide resources

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Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance
State Coalition on Domestic Violence

Richmond Office
Phone: 804-377-0335
Fax: 804-377-0339
Address: 5008 Monument Avenue, Suite A, Richmond VA 23230

Charlottesville Office
Phone: 434-979-2002
Fax: 434-979-9003
Address: 302 Hickman Road, Suite 101, Charlottesville VA 22911

Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline
Hotline: 800-838-8238 (24 hours a day, Free & Confidential)

Arlington County Department of Human Services
Rape Hotline: 703-228-4848

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Virginia Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Programs

Abuse Alternatives
Hotline: 800-987-6499, 423-764-2267
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 423-652-9093
TTY: 423-652-9750
Fax: 423-652-9096
Contact: Kathy M. Johnson (
Address: Bristol TN 37620
Serving the Areas of: Cities of Bristol TN & VA, Washington County, Sullivan County

ACTS / Turning Points
Hotline: 703-221-4951
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 703-221-4460
TTY: 703-221-3811
Fax: 703-221-0662
Contact: Dotty Larson (
Address: PO Box 74, Dumfries VA 22026-0074
Serving the Areas of: City of Manassas Park, City of Manassas, Prince William County

Women’s program in Spanish
Alexandria Office on Women – Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Response &
Awareness Program
Hotline: 703-838-4911
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 703-746-5030
TTY: 703-838-4911
Fax: 703-838-6427
Contact: Claire Dunn (
Address: 421 King Street Suite 400, Alexandria VA 22314
Serving the Areas of: City of Alexandria
Services available in Spanish; emergency shelter for family pet available too

Arlington County Violence Intervention Program
Hotline: 703-228-4848
Office: 703-228-1513
Fax: 703-228-1078
Contact: Maurice Hendrix (
Serving the Areas of: Arlington County

Avalon: A Center for Women & Children
24 Hours Hotline: 757-258-5051
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 757-258-5022
Fax: 757-258-9523
Contact: Sarah Meachem;
Address: PO Box 1079, Williamsburg VA 23187-1079
Serving the Areas of: City of Williamsburg, James City County, York County

Bedford Domestic Violence Services
Hotline: 540-587-0970
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 540-587-0995
TTY: 540-587-0970
Fax: 540-586-1687
Contact: Conni St. John (
Address: PO Box 783, Bedford VA 24523
Serving the Areas of: Bedford County

Bethany House of Northern Virginia
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 703-658-9500
Fax: 703-658-9522
Address: 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria VA 22312

Center for Sexual Assault Survivors
Hotline: 757-599-9844
Office: 757-599-9844
Fax: 757-599-9846
Contact: Shawna Gray (
Address: 11030 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News VA 23601
Serving the Areas of: Gloucester County, City of Hampton, Isle of Wright County, City of Newport News, City of Poquoson, City of Smithfield, City of Suffolk, York Count

Citizens Against Family Violence
Hotline: 276-632-8701
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 276-632-8701
TTY: 276-632-8701
Fax: 276-632-0529
Contact: Reginald Hayes (
Address: PO Box 352, Martinsville VA 24114-0352
Serving the Areas of: City of Martinsville, Henry County, Patrick County

Clinch Valley Community Action INC – Family Crisis Services
Hotline: 276-979-8959
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 276-988-5583
TTY: 276-988-5583
Fax: 276-988-4041
Contact: Jennifer R. Bourne; Rande Hackler (co-Director,
Address: PO Box 188, North Tazwell VA 24630
Serving the Areas of: Russell County, Tazewell County, Bluefield College, Southwest VA Community College

CHOICES: Council on Domestic Violence for Page County
Hotline: 540-743-4414
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 540-743-4414
TTY: 540-743-4414
Fax: 540-843-3251
Contact: Debbie Dart (
Address: Luray VA 22835
Serving the Areas of: Page County

Crisis Assistance Response Emergency Shelter, Inc.
Hotline/Toll-Free: 804-861-0849 Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 804-861-0849 Fax: 804-861-0156
Contact: Sylvia Mosby
Address: 244 Halifax Street, Petersburg VA 23803-6312
Serving the Areas of: Chesterfield County Colonial Heights Dinwiddie County Hopewell Petersburg Prince George County

The Crisis Center
Hotline: 2765-466-2218
Secondary Hotline: 276-628-7731
Office: 276-466-2218
Fax: 276-466-5481
Contact: Melissa Roberts (
Address: PO Box 642, Bristol VA 24203
Serving the Areas of: City of Bristol, Carter County, Greene County, Hancock County, Hawkins County, City of Johnson City, Lee County, City of Norton, Scott County, Sullivan County, Washington County, Wise County

The Crisis Line of Central VA
Hotline: 434-947-7273
Office: 434-947-7422
Contact: Annie Le Pere (
Address: PO Box 3074, Lynchburg VA 24503
Serving the Areas of: Amherst Count, Appomattox County, Bedford County, City of Bedford, City of Lynchburg, Roanoke County

Sexual Assault Response Program
Hotline: 434-947-7273
Toll Free: 888-947-7273
Office: 434-947-7422
Fax: 434-947-5501
Contact: Sara Crews (
Address: PO Box 3074, Lynchburg VA 24503
Serving the Areas of: Amherst Count, Appomattox County, Bedford County, City of Bedford, City of Lynchburg, Roanoke County

Arlington - Violence Intervention Program
Hotline/Toll-Free: 703-228-4848 Residential Shelter: Yes Office: 703-228-1500
Fax: 703-228-1082 Contact: Barbara Walker Address: 3033 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 500A Arlington VA 22201
Serving the Areas of: Arlington
Spanish language speakers

Domestic Violence Emergency Services (DOVES)
Hotline: 434-791-1400
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 434-799-3683
TTY: 434-791-1400
Fax: 434-799-0659
Contact: Gwen Stone
Address: PO Box 2381, Danville VA 24541
Serving the Areas of: City of Danville, Charlotte County, Halifax County, Lunenburg County, Mecklenburg County, Pittsylvania County, Town of South Boston

Doorways for Women & Families
Hotline: 703-237-0881
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 703-237-0881
TTY: 702-237-0881
Fax: 703-237-1147
Contact: Marielle Filholm (;
Address: PO Box 100185, Arlington VA 22210-0585
Serving the Areas of: Arlington County

Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Hotline: 877-787-1329
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 757-787-1329
TTY: 757-787-0928
Fax: 757-787-3829
Contact: Eleanor Drewniak (
Address: PO Box 3, Onancock VA 23417
Serving the Areas of: Accomack County, Northampton County

Fairfax County Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Program
Satellite Office: Fairfax County Women’s Shelter
24 Hour Hotline: 703-360-7273
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 703-324-5730
Contact: Kathleen Kelmelis (
Address: Fairfax VA 22305
Serving the Areas of: City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, Town of Herndon, Town of Vienna

Satellite Office: Fairfax Victim Assistance Network
24 Hour Hotline: 703-360-7273
Residential Shelter: No
Office: 703-360-7273
Contact: Kathleen Kelmelis (
Address: Alexandria VA 22310
Serving the Areas of: City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, Town of Herndon, Town of Vienna, Fairfax County

Family Crisis Support Services
Hotline: 800-572-2278
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 276-679-7240
Fax: 276-679-1820
Contact; Susan Mullins (
Address: PO Box 692, Norton VA 24273-0447
Serving the Areas of: Buchanan County, Dickenson County, Lee County, City of Norton, Russell County, Scott County, Wise County,

Family Resource Center
Hotline: 800-613-6145
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 276-625-0219
TTY: 276-228-8316
Fax: 276-228-7152
Contact: Patricia Helton (
Address: PO Box 612, Wytheville VA 24382
Serving the Areas of: Bland County, Carroll County, City of Galax, Grayson County, Smyth County, Wythe County

First Step: A Response to Domestic Violence
Hotline: 540-434-0295
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 540-434-0295
Fax: 540-433-4074
Contact: Sue Ann Myers (
Address: Harrisonburg VA 22801
Serving the Areas of: City of Harrisonburg, Rockingham County

Franklin County Family Resource Center
Hotline: 540-483-1234
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 540-483-5088
TTY: 540-483-1234
Fax: 540-483-1368
Contact: Cynthia Treadway (
Address: PO Box 188, Rocky Mount VA 24151-0188
Serving the Areas of: Franklin County, Rocky Mount County

The Genieve Shelter
24 Hour Hotline: 800-969-4673
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 757-925-4365
Fax: 757-925-2053
Contact: Dr. Val Livingston (
Address: Suffolk VA 23434
Serving the Areas of: City of Franklin, Isle of Wright County, City of Smithfield, Southampton County, City of Suffolk, Surry County

Hanover Safe Place
Hotline: 804-752-2702
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 804-752-2728
Fax: 804-752-2738
Contact: Sheree Hedrick (
Address: Ashland VA 23005
Serving the Areas of: Town of Ashland, Hanover County

Harmony Place (WCCDV)
Hotline: 540-635-9062
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 540-635-9194
Fax: 540-631-0518
Contact: Rita Biggs (
Address: PO Box 1831, Front Royal VA 22630
Serving the Areas of: City of Front Royal, Warren County

The Haven Shelter & Services, INC
Hotline: 800-224-2836
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 804-333-1099
TTY: 804-224-2836
Fax: 804-333-1150
Contact: Ellen Yackel (
Address: PO Box 1267, Warsaw VA 22572
Serving the Areas of: Essex County, Lancaster County, Northumberland County, Richmond County, Westmoreland County

Help & Emergency Response Shelter (Her Shelter)
Hotline: 757-485-3384
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 757-485-1445
TTY: 757-485-3384
Fax: 757-485-0883
Contact: Sandra Becker (
Address: PO Box, Portsmouth VA 23702
Serving the Areas of: City of Chesapeake, City of Newport News, City of Norfollk, City of Portsmouth, County of Suffolk, County of Virginia Beach

Hope House of Scott County
Hotline: 888-250-4325
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 276-386-1373
TTY: 276-386-1373
Fax: 276-386-1252
Contact: Rena Carter (
Address: PO Box 1992, Gate City VA 24251
Serving the Areas of: Buchanan County, Dickenson County, Lee County, City of Norton, Russell County, Scott County, Wise County

The James House Intervention/Prevention Services INC
Hotline: 804-458-2840
Office: 804-458-2704
TDD: 804-458-2704
Fax: 804-458-7823
Contact: Chana Ramsey (;
Address: 1016 Maplewood Avenue, Hopewell VA 23860
Serving the Areas of: City of Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie County, City of Hopewell, City of Petersburg, Prince George County,Southern Chesterfield

The Laurel Center Intervention for Domestic & Sexual Violence
Hotline: 540-667-6466
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 540-667-6160
Fax: 540-667-0138
Contact: Donna Carpenter (
Address: PO Box 14, Winchester VA 22604
Serving the Areas of: Clarke County, Frederick County, City of Winchester

The Laurel Shelter, INC
Hotline: 804.694-5890
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 804-695-5760
Fax: 804-694-5191
Contact: Cherie Stone (
Address: PO Box 23, Gloucester VA 23061
Serving the Areas of: Gloucester County, King & Queen County, King William County, Mathews County, Middlesex County

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS)
Hotline: 703-777-6552
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 703-771-9020; 703-771-3398
TTY: 703-777-6552
Fax: 703-771-7865
Contact: Susan Curtis (
Address: 105 East Market Street, Leesburg VA 20175-3012
Serving the Areas of: City of Leesburg, Loudoun County

New Directions Center INC
Hotline: 540-886-6800
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 540-885-7273
Fax: 540-885-0686
Contact: Stacy Long (
Address: PO Box 3069, Staunton VA 24402
Serving the Areas of: Augusta County, Highland County, City of Staunton, City of Waynesboro

People, INC of Southwest Virginia
Hotline: 276-623-9000
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 276-623-9000
Fax: 276-628-2931
Contact: Rita Keen (
Address: Box 220, Abingdon VA 24210
Serving the Areas of: Buchanan County, Russell County

Project Hope at Quin Rivers, INC
Hotline: 877-966-4357
Residential Shelter: No
Office: 804-966-8720
TTY: 877-966-4357
Fax: 804-966-8738
Contact: Gwen Kitson (
Address: PO Box 208, New Kent VA 23124
Serving of the Areas of: Charles City County, King & Queen County, King William County, New Kent County, Town of West Point

Project Horizon, INC
Hotline: 540-463-2594
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 540-463-7861
TTY: 540-463-7861
Fax: 540-463-3789
Contact: Judy Casteele (
Address: Lexington VA 24450
Serving the Areas of: City of Buena Vista, City of Lexington, Rockbridge County

Rappahannock Council on Domestic Violence
Hotline: 540-373-9373
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 540-373-9372
TTY: 540-373-9372
Fax: 540-373-0794
Contact: Kathy Anderson (
Address: PO Box 1007, Fredericksburg VA 22402
Serving the Areas of: Caroline County, City of Fredericksburg, King George County, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County

Response, INC
Hotline: 540-459-5161
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 540-459-5599
Fax: 540-459-5799
Contact: Kristie Wilkin (
Address: PO Box 287, Woodstock VA 22664
Serving the Areas of: Shennandoah County

Response Sexual Assault Support Services of the YWCA
Hotline: 757-622-4300
Office: 757-623-2115
TDD: 757-623-2115
Fax: 757-625-1946
Contact: Kristen Pine (
Address: 5215 Colley Avenue, Norfolk VA 23510-1220
Serving the Areas of: City of Chesapeake, City of Norfolk, City of Portsmouth, City of Suffolk, City of Virginia Beach, City of Franklin, Isle of Wright County

Safehome Systems, INC
Hotline: 540-965-3237
Toll Free: 877-393-3672
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 540-965-3237
TTY: 540-962-5489
Fax: 540-965-4490
Contact: Ammie T. Moore (
Address: PO Box 748, Covington VA 24426
Serving the Areas of: Allegheny County, Bath County, City of Clifton Forge, City of Covington, City of Highland

Safe Harbor
Hotline/Toll-Free: 804-287-7877
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 804-249-9470
Fax: 804-249-9472
Contact: Shannon Heady (
Address: PO Box 17996, Richmond VA 23226
Serving the Areas of: Chesterfield County, Hanover County, Henrico County, City of Richmond

Samaritan House
Hotline: 757-430-2120
Residential Shelter; Yes
Office: 757-631-0710
TTY: 757-430-2120
Fax: 757-631-0747
Contact: Ruth D. Hill
Address: PO Box 2400 #226, Virginia Beach VA 23452
Serving the Areas of: Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth

Services to Abused Families (SAFE)
Hotline: 800-825-8876
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 540-825-8891
TTY: 540-825-8876
Fax: 540-825-2389
Contact: Executive Director (
Address: PO Box 402, Culpeper VA 22701
Serving the Areas Of: Culpeper County, Fauquier County, Madison County, Orange County, Rappahannock County

Sexual Assault Resource Agency
Hotline: 434-295-7273
Office: 434-295-7273
Fax: 434-220-4791
Contact: Margaret Mikkelsen
Address: PO Box 1565, Charlottesville VA 22902
Serving the Areas of: Albemarle County, City of Charlottesville, Fluvanna County, Louisa County, Greene County, Nelson County

Sexual Assault Response & Awareness
Hotline: 540-981-9352
Office: 540-345-7273
Fax: 540-266-9205
Contact: Teresa Berry;
Address: 611 McDowell Avenue NW, Roanoke VA 24016
Serving the Areas of: Botetourt County, Craig County, City of Roanoke, Roanoke County, City of Salem

Shelter for Help in Emergency
Hotline: 434-293-8509
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 434-963-4676
Fax: 434-293-6624
Contact: Mary Carter Lominack (
Address: PO Box 3010, Charlottesville VA 22903
Serving the Areas of: Albemarle County, City of Charlottesville, Fluvanna County, Greene County, Louisa County, Nelson County

Total Action Against Poverty – Women’s Resource Center
Hotline: 540-345-6781 (9am-5pm)
Office: 540-345-6781, ext. 4338
Fax: 540-344-6623
Contact: Ellen Brown (
Address: PO Box 2868, Roanoke VA 24001
Serving the Areas of: Allegheny County, Botetourt County, City of Clifton Forge, Craig County, Lexington County, City of Roanoke, Roanoke County, Rockbridge County, City of Salem, City of Vinton

Transitions Family Services
Hotline: 757-723-7774
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 757-722-2261
Fax: 757-723-2717
Contact: Marcy Wright (
Address: PO Box 561, Hampton VA 23669
Serving the Areas of: City of Hampton, City of Newport News, City of Poquoson, York County

Turning Point
Satellite Office: Virginia Beach
Hotline/Toll-Free: 757-430-2120 Office: 757-437-3373 Fax: 757-437-3300 Contact: Candace Feathers Address: 3432 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach VA 23452-4497 Serving the Areas of: Virginia Beach

Satellite Office: Roanoke
Hotline: 540-345-0400
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 540-857-7600
Fax: 540-857-6987; 540-985-5136
Address: 515 Eighth Street SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
Contact: Molly O'Dell
Contact: Darlene Young
Serving the areas of: Franklin County, Giles County, Pulaski County, Floyd County, Montgomery County, Craig County, Alleghany County, Botetourt County, Roanoke County.

Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley
Hotline: 540-639-1123
Toll Free: 800-788-1123
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 540-639-9592
TTY: 540-639-2197
Fax: 540-633-2382
Contact: Pat Brown (
Address: PO Box 477, Radford VA 24143
Serving the Areas of: Floyd County, Giles County, Montgomery County, Pulaski County, City of Radford

YWCA Domestic Violence Prevention Center
Hotline: 434-528-1041
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 434-528-1041
TTY: 434-528-1041
Fax: 434:847-2529
Address: Lynchburg VA 24504
Serving the Areas of: Amherst County, Nelson County, Bedford County, Campbell County, City of Lynchburg

YWCA Women in Crisis Program
Hotline: 757-625-5570
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 757-625-4248
Fax: 757-625-1946
Contact: Regina Malveaux;
Serving the Areas of: City of Norfolk, Town of South Hampton Roads

YWCA Women’s Advocacy Program
Hotline: 804-643-0888
Residential Shelter: Yes
Office: 804-643-6761
Fax: 804-643-1314
Contact: Cassandra P. Emory (
Serving the Areas of: Greater Richmond, City of Richmond

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Health Care Resources in Virginia

Behavioral Healthcare
Office: 540-672-2718
Fax: 540-672-1196
Contact: Lowell Thomas
Address: 458 N. Madison Road, Orange VA 22960
Serving the Areas of: Orange County

Colonial Services for Mental Health
Office: 757-220-3200
TTY: 757-253-4377
Fax: 757-229-7173
Contact: Loren Council, Thayer Cory, Randy
Address: 1657 Merimac Trail, Williamsburg VA 23185-5624
Serving the Areas of: James City County, City of Poquoson, City of Williamsburg, York County

Fairfax County Women's Shelter-Northwest Mental Health Center
Hotline: 703-435-4940 Office: 703-435-4948 TTY: 703-435-4940 Fax: 703-435-2418 Address: 1850 Cameron Glen Drive, Suite 600, Reston VA 20190
Insight Physicians
Hotline/Toll-Free: 804-282-0655 Office: 804-288-1881
Fax: 804-730-6752 Contact: Maurice Fisher Address: PO Box 648, Quinton VA 23141-0648 Serving the Areas of: New Kent County

Loudoun County Mental Health Center
Office: 703-771-5100
Fax: 703-777-0170
Contact: Mark Hastings
Address: 102 Heritage Way NE Suite 302, Leesburg VA 20176-4544
Serving the Areas of: City of Leesburg, Loudoun County

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Outreach & Counseling Resources in Virginia

Center for Multicultural Human Services
Office: 703-533-3302
Fax: 703-237-2083
Contact: Rebecca Hernandez-Hamilton (
Address: 701 W Broad Street, Falls Church VA 22046
Serving the Areas of: Town of Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County

Council of Community Services - Family Violence Coordinating Council
Office: 540-985-0131 Fax: 540-982-2935 Contact: Ann Sprouse ( Address: PO Box 598, Roanoke VA 24004 Serving the Areas of: Botetourt County, City of Roanoke, City of Salem, City of Vinton

Domestic Violence Anger Control Group
Office: 540-433-1546
Fax: 540-433-9231
Contact: David Rissmyer or Ginny Harris (
Address: 96 Campbell Street, Harrisonburg VA 22801-4010
Serving the Areas of: City of Harrisonburg, Rockingham County

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Outreach Program
Hotline/Toll-Free: 804-458-2840
Office: 703-228-1515
Fax: 703-228-1082
Contact: Director (
Address: PO Box 1611, Hopewell VA 23860
Serving the Areas of: Chesterfield County, Town of Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie County, Town of Hopewell, City of Petersburg, Prince George County, Surry County, Sussex County

Family Advocacy Network Services (FANS)
Office: 757-427-4361
Fax: 757-426-5628 Contact: Cordie Hollenback Address: Juvenile Court Services Unit Virginia Beach, VA 23456 Serving the Areas of: Virginia Beach

Family Services Of Roanoke Valley
Office: 540-563-5316
Fax: 540-565-5254
Contact: Steve Miller
Address: PO Box 6600, Roanoke VA 24017-0600
Serving the Areas of: Bedford County, Botetourt County, City of Franklin, City of Roanoke, City of Salem

Family Violence Prevention Program
Office: 804-646-7183 Fax: 804-646-7018 Contact: JoAnne Robertson Address: 900 E Marshall Street, Richmond VA 23219-1538 Serving the Areas of: City of Richmond

Family Violence Treatment Program/Men's Group
Hotline/Toll-Free: 804-257-9492 Office: 804-273-1760
Fax: 804-270-3876
Contact: John H. Hamlett, M.Ed., LPC
Address: 8917 Fargo Road, Richmond VA 23229
Serving the Areas of: Chesterfield County, Hanover County, Henrico County, City of Richmond

Family Violence/Sexual Assault Prevention Program
Hotline/Toll-Free: 434-348-0100 Office: 434-348-3645
Fax: 434-348-9319
Contact: Nancy Turner
Address: 420 South Main Street Emporia, VA 23847-2314
Serving the Areas of: Brunswick County, Town of Emporia, Greensville County. Sussex County, Town of Waverly

Halifax County Community Action
Hotline/Toll-Free: 434-572-1000 Office: 434-575-7916 Fax: 434-575-6060 Contact: Pat Taylor Address: 1176 Huell Matthews Highway, South Boston VA 24592-7124 Serving the Areas of: City of Halifax, Halifax County, Town of South Boston

Korean Community Center
Office: 202-882-8270
The Korean Community Center offers counseling for battered women and their children, and is oriented to Korean women.

Men's Anger Control Group
Office: 804-861-0700 Contact: John Fretheim Address: 510 S Sycamore Street Suite F, Petersburg VA 23803-5044
Serving the Areas of: City of Petersburg

Men's Anger Control Group
Office: 804-321-8223
Fax: 804-321-6029 Contact: Frank Nelson, Jr. Address: 2824 North Avenue, Richmond VA 23222-3611
Serving the Areas of: City of Richmond

United Community Ministries (UCM)
Office: 703-768-7106
Address: 7511 Fordson Road, Alexandria, VA 22306

Victim Witness Program
Office: 757-382-8172 Contact Person: Jackee Padilla,
Address: Sheriff’s Department, P.O. Box 15125, Chesapeake VA 23328 Serving the Areas of: City of Chesapeake

Resource Guidance Services
Office: 804-378-3364 Fax: 804-378-2078 Contact: Mike Flynn, LCSW Address: PO Box 35395, Richmond VA 23235-0395 Serving the Areas of: City of Richmond

The Women's Center
Office: 703-281-2657 Fax: 703-242-1454
Address: 133 Park Street NE, Vienna, VA 22180

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District of Columbia

District of Columbia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Phone: 202-299-1181
Fax: 202-299-1193
Address: 5 Thomas Circle NW, Washington DC 20005

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Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Hotlines in DC

Child Abuse Hotline
202-671-SAFE (7233)

Crisis Helpline (Mental Health)

Crisis Intervention Line Hotline

District of Columbia City-wide Sexual Assault Hotline

DC Crime Victims Compensation Program

District of Columbia Shelter Hotline

Gay and Lesbian National Hotline

Hola Gay (Spanish Hotline)

Shalom Task Force

Supporting Our Survivors Network

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Battered Women's Shelters/Safehouses in DC

House of Imagene Shelter
Office: 202-518-8488
Fax: 202-543-2090
Address: 1110A 6th Street NE Suite 4, Washington, DC 20002

House of Ruth (DC)
24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 202-347-2777
Office: 202-667-7001
Domestic Violence Support Center: 202-347-0390
Address: 5 Thomas Circle NW, Washington DC 20005

My Sister's Place (DC)
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 202-529-5991
Office: 202-529-5261 (non-emergency)
Fax: 202-529-5984
Address: P.O. Box 29596, Washington DC 20017

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Sexual Assault Programs in DC

DC Rape Crisis Center
Hotline: 202-333-7273
Office: 202-232-0789
TTY: 202-328-1371
Fax: 202-387-3812
Address: PO Box 34125, Washington, DC 20043

Men Can Stop Rape
Office: 202-265-6530
Address: 2437 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
Provides educational workshops to teen audiences on gender equity and male violence.
Eligibility: High school, college students.

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Child Abuse Resources in DC

Center for Child Protection and Family Support
Office: 202-544-3144
Address: 714 G Street SE, Washington DC 20003

For the Love of Children (FLOC)
Office: 202-462-8686; 866-462-FLOC
Fax: 202-462-8369
Address: 1816 12th Street NW, Washington DC 20009

Grandma's House
Office: 202-234-4128
Fax: 202-234-8145
Address: 1222 T Street NW, Washington DC 20009

Safe Shores: The DC Children's Advocacy Center
Office: 202-638-2575
Fax: 202-638-2718

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Health Care Resources in DC

Unity Health Care
Office: 202-745-4300
Fax: 202-462-6128
Address: 3020 14th Street NW Suite 401, Washington DC 20009

Whitman Walker Clinic
Office: 202-797-3500
En Español: 202-939-788
Fax: 202-797-3504
Address: 1407 S Street NW, Washington DC 20009

Whitman-Walker Clinic is a non-profit community-based health organization serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. Established by and for the gay and lesbian community.

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Counseling & Support Centers & Resources in DC

7-2-9 Club
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
Office: 202-547-7012
Address: 1313 New York Avenue NE, Washington DC 20005

The Adele Lebowitz Center for Youth & Families
Washington School of Psychiatry
Office: 202-537-6050
Fax: 202-237-2730
Address: 5028 Wisconsin Avenue NW Suite 400, Washington DC 20016

Afro-American Counseling & Psychotherapy Institute, Inc
Office: 202-723-0030
Address: 1717 K Street NW Suite 600, Washington DC 20036

The Center Clinic, George Washington University
Office: 202-944-4937
Address: 1922 F Street NW Suite 103, Washington DC 20052

Center for Mental Health-Anacostia
Office: 202-678-3000 Fax: 202-678-2341
Address: 2041 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE Suite 307, Washington DC20020

DC Rape Crisis Center
Hotline: 202-333-7273
Office: 202-232-0789
TTY: 202-328-1371
Fax: 202-387-3812
Address: PO Box 34125, Washington, DC 20043

Family and Child Services of Washington, DC, Inc.
Office: 202-289-1510
Address: 929 L Street NW, Washington DC 20001

House of Ruth's Domestic Violence Support Center
Office: 202-347-0390

Free group and individual counseling for battered women.

Ramona's Way
Greater Southeast Hospital, Medical Services Building Domestic Violence Intake Center
Office: 202-561-3000, 202-257-6790
Address: 1328 Southern Avenue SE Suite 311, Washington DC 20032

WEAVE (Women Empowered Against Violence)
Office: 202-452-9550
Fax: 202.452.8255
Address: 1111 16th Street NW Suite 410, Washington DC 20036

Also legal, counseling, economic and educational services to adult and teen survivors of relationship violence and abuse.

Wendt Center for Loss and Healing
Office: 202-624-0010
Fax: 202-624-0062
Address: 4201 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 300, Washington DC 20008

The Women's Center
Office: 202-293-4580 Fax: 202-293-4583
Address: 1101 15th Street NW Suite 202, Washington DC 20005

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Emergency & Transitional Housing Resources in DC

Calvary Women's Services
Office: 202-783-6651
Address: 928 5th St NW, Washington DC 20001
Must be a single female, at least 18 years of age, with no children.

Camille's Place
Office: 202-548-2400
Contact: Michelle Linzy; Allison Beckoff
Camille's Place is an emergency transitional program for formerly incarcerated women who are HIV positive and homeless upon their release from prisons and jails. Women can reside at Camille's Place from two weeks to sixty days until they are able to secure longer term transitional housing or drug treatment. The program will assist women with clothing, birth certificates, ID, transportation, mental health counseling, aftercare, and medical referral and HIV education/counseling. To be eligible, please call within 30 days of release. Camille's Place is a program of Our Place, DC.

Capitol Hill Group Ministry
Office: 202-544-0631
Address: 421 Seward Square SE, Washington DC 20003

Church of the Redeemer: Northwest Church Family Network
Office: 202-347-5660
Address: 216 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001
A three- to five-year transitional housing program, man or woman with children and at least nine months of documented sobriety. Must have a referral from social worker. Once referral is sent in, an interview is scheduled; two interviews are required before admittance into the program.

Clean and Sober Streets
Office: 202-783-7343
Address: 425 Second Street NW, 2 North, Washington DC 20001
Provides inpatient drug treatment in transitional housing for up to two years for women, men, and criminal justice clients. Conducts four intakes per year. Call to determine when intake is taking place. Accepts walk-ins. Clients must attend 15 meetings after first contact with program to be admitted. Spanish language services available.

Community for Creative Non-Violence (CCNV)
Office: 202-393-1909 or 4409
Fax: 202-783-3254
Address: 425 2nd Street NW, Washington DC
Long-term shelter for up to six months.

Covenant House
"Nineline" Hotline: 800-999-9999
Office: 202-610-9630 Fax: 202-610-9640
Address: 2001 Mississippi Avenue SE, Washington DC 20020 Serves clients ages 16-21

Damien Ministries
Office: 202-387-2926
Address: PO Box 10202, Washington DC 20018
Three-bed facility for formerly incarcerated persons on medical parole with Stage 3 AIDS. Must be referred by a parole officer.

Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House
Office: 202-882-9649
Address: 503 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington DC 20010
Provides shelter for families or mothers with children. Referrals not required.

Friendship House
Office: 202-675-9050 Address: 619 D Street SE, Washington DC 20003
Fulton House of Hope
Office: 202-682-1190
Address: 512 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
One-year residential drug treatment program. Intakes three times per year, in January, May, and September. Eligibility: Single women who are homeless, limited medication needs due to mental illness, ages 30-50.

Hannah House
Office: 202-289-4840 Fax: 202-289-5425 Address: 612 M Street NW, Washington DC 20001 For Women Only

Georgia Avenue/Rock Creek East Family Support Collaborative
Office: 202-722-1815
Address: 4422 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20011

The Haven
Office: 202-328-7074
Fax: 202-686-2671
Address: 4201 Albemarle Street NW, Washington DC 20016
For Women Only with No Children

Mary House
Office: 202-635-0534
Fax: 202-529-5793
Address: 4303 13th Street NE, Washington DC 20017

Mount Carmel House
Office: 202-289-6315
Fax: 202-289-1710
For Women Only

N Street Village
Office: 202-939-2076

Bethany Women’s Center
Fax: 202-319-1508
Address: 1333 N Street NW, Washington DC 20005
For Women Only

New Endeavors by Women (NEW)
Office: 202-682-5825
Address: 611 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM

Rachel Women’s Center
Office: 202-682-1005
Address: 1222 11th Street NW, Washington DC
For Women Only

Sasha Bruce Youthworks
24-Hour Hotline: 202-547-7777
General Information: 202-675-9340
Administration: 741 Eighth Street SE, Washington DC 20003-2802
Shelter: 1022 Maryland Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
Sasha Bruce Youthworks offers shelter and emergency services for adolescents, crisis/emergency shelter for children between the ages of 12-17 years old; independent living program for people ages 16-18; transitional living program for ages 18-21.

St. Columba’s Episcopal Church
Office: 202-363-4119
Address: 4201 Albemarle Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11:00AM-1:30PM
Provides showers and laundry for homeless men and women.
Self-referrals accepted.

St. Martin's House
Office: 202-332-7333; 202-234-2399
Fax: 202-234-3493
Address: 116 T Street NE, Washington DC 20002
Assists single men (ages 18-60) with the transition from homelessness to independent living through structured activities, such as substance abuse counseling, parenting education, and finance classes.

Willis P. Green Manor SRO Facility and Transitional Housing
Address: 4425 Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20019 Office: 202-397-7886
Contact: Robin Williams

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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Resources in DC

The Lambda Center
Office: 202-885-5610 or 877-2LAMBDA
Address: 4228 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016
The Lambda Center is committed to providing high quality behavioral healthcare programs to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. A Partnership of Whitman-Walker Clinic and the Psychiatric Institute of Washington

Whitman-Walker Clinic
Office: 202-797-3500
En Español: 202-939-7881
Fax: 202-797-3504
Address: 1407 S Street NW, Washington DC 20009
Offers health care and support services to the GLBT community. Whitman-Walker Clinic is especially committed to ending the suffering of all those infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

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Lation/Latina Resources in DC

Hermanas Unidas
Office: 202-387-2870, ext. 28
Division within Clinica Legal Latina, Ayuda’s domestic violence clinic. Hermanas Unidas, through its programs such as support groups, educational workshops, and therapeutic workshops, works to heighten self-esteem and to promote education, leadership, and social development of Latino battered women in the Washington, DC area.

La Clinica del Pueblo
Office: 202-462-4788
Address: 2831 15th Street NW, Washington DC 20009-4607
Offers free primary care, mental health and substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, interpreter service, social services as well as health education and outreach to members of the Latino community in DC.

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