DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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If you or your children are in imminent danger, call 911 now! 

 

  • Total Action for Progress Domestic Violence Service Center - The Domestic Violence Service Center assists victims of domestic violence who want to develop healthier, more positive lifestyles for themselves and their children. The daytime telephone number is (540) 283-4813. For after-hours emergencies, call (540) 580-0775. A counselor is available evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays at the emergency number.

 

  • The Salvation Army's Turning Point - Turning Point is Roanoke’s only secure and accredited center for Intimate Partner & Family Violence. Our program offers safety from immediate danger and helps adults and children of Intimate Partner and Family Violence cope with the emotional, physical, and financial issues of leaving an abuser. Survivors who seek shelter at the Turning Point find a safe and home-like environment, complete with wholesome meals. Working with a case manager, survivors will learn about legal options and how to stay safe. Through counseling, survivors learn about the cycle of domestic violence and how it affects them and their children. Parenting classes are available on-site, to help gain coping skills and learn resources available for children, including our Children’s Service Coordinator.

 

  • Family Service of Roanoke Valley Domestic Violence - Family Service of Roanoke Valley provides a male-only support group for domestic violence offenders. Each session lasts two hours, and participants are expected to attend a minimum of 10 sessions. Prior to starting the group sessions, participants must complete an initial assessment, which is used to outline goals and set objectives for treatment. The cost for the intake session is $25, and each subsequent group session is $20.

 

  • Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley - The Women’s Resource Center offers temporary emergency housing for adults and children affected by domestic violence. In addition, families who leave the emergency shelter and desire a supportive living environment have the option of applying for transitional housing apartments before stepping out on their own. The transitional housing unit can house eight families in eight apartments in a community setting. At each location, staff members work with residents to identify obstacles, set goals and take steps to achieve their aspirations. Counseling, support groups, community resource assistance, legal advocacy and transportation also are offered.

 

  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline - Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to The Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages. Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, safety planning, local resources and ways to support the organization.

 

  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) - NCADV is the voice of victims and survivors. We are the catalyst for changing society to have zero tolerance for domestic violence. We do this by affecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change.

 

 

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