Virginia Chapter of the

National Organization for Women

Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault / Trafficking Services

This page lists counseling and recovery services and safe houses for people experiencing violence or who have been trafficked. 

Please, do not hesitate out of politeness. If you suspect or witness domestic violence, sexual assault, or trafficking, call the police or the FBI immediately. Better to inconvenience the innocent, than let the guilty get by on our shyness or our generosity. Educate yourself, and help when you can.

Additionally, if you would like to donate your cell phone to help women in dangerous situations stay safer, visit this page at the National Network to End Domestic Violence.


Health Relationship wheel

The articles linked
from Domestic Shelters 

are a handy way to think through 
the process of leaving an abuser, 

or helping someone leave.

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For Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault In Virginia:


County Departments of Social Services

Closer than You Think: Find a shelter and other services in Virginia. A complete guide to DV/SA resources in the state. Part of the Virginia DV/SA Action Alliance. 1-800-838-8238.

Covering House: Therapy, recovery, life skills and training.

Courtney's House: DM/SA/Trafficking support focusing on children.

Doorways for Women and Children: Comprehensive services and safe house. 1-703-237-8881.

Flex Your Rights: Our mission is to teach the public how to protect their civil liberties during police encounters. Working to eradicate constitutional illiteracy in the USA!

WAVES: George Mason University Sexual Assault Services

HEART: Hope Exists After Rape Trauma: Assistance and counseling resources.

Vanishing Point: How to Disappear in America Without a Trace:  An amazing how-to guide on how to disappear without a trace, for those who might need to.


National Hotlines and Resources:

Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women

National Center for Victims of Crime
Elaina Roberts // Program Attorney, Stalking Resource Center//eroberts@ncvc.org // 202.467.8745 

Safehouses and Recovery Services for trafficked persons in Virginia:

Ayuda, Inc.
1736 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202.387.2870

Boat People SOS
6400 Arlington Blvd., Suite 640
Falls Church, VA 22042-2336
Phone: 703.538.2190
Email: bpsos@bpsos.org

Break the Chain Campaign
733 15th Street, NW Suite 1020
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202.234.9382
Email: joy@ips-dc.org

Commonwealth Catholic Charities
1512 Willow Lawn Drive
P.O. Box 6565
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: 804.285.5900

Courtney's House
P.O. Box 48626
Washington, D.C. 20002
Phone: 202.525.1426

Covenant House
Administrative Offices
2001 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20020
Phone: 202.610.9600

Fair Girls
2100 M. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202.265.1505
Email: info@fairgirls.org

Polaris Project
Washington, D.C. Office
P.O. Box 53315
Washington, D.C. 20009
Phone: 202.745.1001

Project HOPE International
4410 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202.330.2800
Email: info@phi-ngo.org

Virginia Poverty Law Center
700 East Franklin Street, Suite 14T1
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804.782.9430


The offices of ICE, the FBI, and the Virginia DOJ are all great places to report suspected trafficking. 

ICE: 1.866.DHS.2.ICE or 1.866.247.2423.
DOJ: 1.888.428.7581.

FBI: Choose the office nearest your location.

FBI Norfolk, 757.455.0100, norfolk.fbi.gov, 150 Corporate Blvd., Norfolk, VA 22302-4999

FBI Northern Virginia / Washington DC Office, 202.278.2000, washingtondc.fbi.gov, Washington Metropolitan 
Field Office, 601 4th Street, Washington , D.C. 20535-0002

FBI Richmond
, 804.261.1044, richmond.fbi.gov, 1970 E. Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228

Virginia Department of Justice: How to identify trafficking and trafficked persons, full information on Virginia's trafficking resources, education for both the public and law enforcement.