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.
The articles linked
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:
Safehouses and Recovery Services for trafficked persons in Virginia:
1736 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Commonwealth Catholic Charities
1512 Willow Lawn Drive
P.O. Box 6565
Richmond, VA 23230
P.O. Box 48626
Washington, D.C. 20002
2001 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20020
Washington, D.C. Office
P.O. Box 53315
Washington, D.C. 20009
Virginia Poverty Law Center
700 East Franklin Street, Suite 14T1
Richmond, VA 23219
REPORT SUSPECTED TRAFFICKING IN VIRGINIA
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.
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.