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Shelters


Turning Point
815 Salem Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 345-0400 (24 hour crisis hotline)
-Emergency shelter for women and children
-Individual support
-Group counseling
-Referrals to other social services
-No fees


Scholarships

The Sunshine Lady Foundation, Inc.
4900 Randall Parkway, Suite H
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 397-7742
-Training and educational assistance for survivors of domestic violence


Counseling


Family Service of Roanoke Valley
360 Campbell Avenue, SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 563-5316
-Fees are on a sliding scale based on income
Sexual Assault Counseling and Assistance (SARA)
(540) 981-9352
-Provides support and assistance to victims of sexual assault
Commonwealth Catholic Charities
(540) 342-0411
-Commonwealth Catholic Charities (CCC) provides professional, confidential mental health counseling to individuals, children and families who are experiencing emotional difficulties. You can rely on us to help you manage issues from phobias to abuse.
-CCC has English and Spanish speaking counselors.
Blue Ridge Counseling, LLC.
(540) 343-5909
-Anger Management and Domestic Violence Alternative Program

Children's Counseling for Domestic Violence


Mental Health America of Roanoke Valley
"Forgotten Victims"
The Emporium
411 South Jefferson Street, Suite M-1
Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 344-0931
-Skills/Building groups for children who have witnessed Domestic Violence
-Groups for kindergarten through second grade
-Groups for third grade through fifth grade


Legal


The Legal Aid Society of Roanoke Valley
132 Campbell Avenue SW, Suite 200
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 344-2088
-Legal help for low income victims of domestic violence.

Hotlines


National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-SAFE (7233)
(800) 787-3224 (TTY)
http://www.thehotline.org/
Virginia Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline
(800) 838-8238 (V/TTY)
-Free. Confidential. 24 hours a day.
Virginia Crime Victim Assistance INFO-LINE
(888) 887-3418
-Information and referral
-Crime victims' rights
-Crisis intervention
Women's Resource Center
(540) 510-9777
(800) 915-8164
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
(800) 537-2238
-The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) provides a wide range of free, comprehensive and individualized technical assistance, training and resource materials. The scope of NRCDV’s technical assistance is broad and includes domestic violence intervention and prevention, community education and organizing, public policy and systems advocacy, and funding.
Virginia 2-1-1
Dial 2-1-1
-Connecting people with free information on available community services
Adult Protective Services
24-hour, toll free Hotline (888) 832-3858
-APS investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults 60 years of age or older and incapacitated adults age 18 or older. If protective services are needed and accepted by the individual, local Adult Protective Services social workers may arrange for a wide variety of health, housing, social and legal services to stop the mistreatment or prevent further mistreatment. Services offered may include home based care, transportation, adult day services, adult foster care, nutrition services and legal intervention in order to protect the adult. Services may also be arranged for individuals in emergency situations who lack the capacity to consent to services.
Child Protective Services
In Virginia Hotline (800) 552-7096
Out-of-State Hotline (804) 786-8536
-CPS Hotline staff may provide general information and educational materials about child abuse or neglect to callers from the general public, child care providers, school educators and medical professionals on recognizing and reporting suspected child abuse or neglect.

-CPS Hotline staff is also trained to provide crisis counseling and intervention if needed, and can provide information and referral assistance to callers to locate prevention and/or treatment programs in their area.

National Human Trafficking Resource Center
24-hour Hotline (888) 373-7888
-Operating the central 24-hour national human trafficking hotline for the United States and connecting professionals, victims, and community members to information and services.

Programs


Sabrina's Place
120 SW Kirk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 777-3799
-Sabrina's Place provides supervised visitation and exchange services for families who have experienced domestic violence, dating violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and/or stalking. Sabrina's Place promotes the opportunity for victims of domestic violence and their children to have safe and secure supervised visits and exchanges.

City of Roanoke Department of Human Services
Domestic Violence Social Worker
1510 Williamson Road NE
Roanoke, VA 24012
(540) 853-2383
-Case Management
-Court Advocacy
-Safety Planning
-Supportive Services
Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance
5008 Monument Avenue, Suite A
Richmond, VA 23230
804-377-0335
Forensic Nurse Examiner Program
Lewis Gale Medical Center
1900 Electric Road

Salem, VA 24153
(540) 776-4000
-Forensic Nurses specialize in caring for victims of violence. They also take part in the legal system by collecting forensic evidence and providing consultation to medical and law agencies.
Forensic Nurse Examiner Program
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
1906 Belleview Avenue SE

Roanoke, VA 24014
(540) 981-7000
-Forensic Nurses specialize in caring for victims of violence. They also take part in the legal system by collecting forensic evidence and providing consultation to medical and law agencies.
T.A.P. Domestic Violence Services
1633 Salem Avenue SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Daytime phone number (540) 283-4813
24-hour hotline (540) 580-0775
The program assists both Men and Women with:
-Crisis intervention
-Outreach counseling
-Case management
-Court advocacy and accompaniment
-Emergency and transitional housing
-Legal assistance
-Financial assistance for victim in a crisis situation
-Support groups for past and present victims of domestic violence

Links


National Coalition Against Domestic Violencewww.vadv.org
Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance
5008 Monument Avenue, Suite A
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 377-0335
-The Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance is Virginia's leading voice on sexual and intimate partner violence.
-As an advocacy organization, we provide the expertise needed to ensure an effective response.
-As a service provider, we offer people resources for making informed choices.
-As a membership organization, we build diverse alliances across the state.
http://www.vsdvalliance.org/
E-mail: info@vsdvalliance.org
Battered Women's Justice Project
(800) 903-0111
-The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) promotes change within the civil and criminal justice systems that enhances their effectiveness in providing safety, security and justice for battered women and their families.
http://www.bwjp.org/
VINE Link
(800) 467-4943
-VINELink is the online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network. This service allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day.
https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/siteInfoAction.do?siteId=47000
I-Can! Virginia-I-CAN! lets you complete your own court forms, and guides you through filling them out for FREE.
http://www.icandocs.org/va/
Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund
(800) 552-4007
-If you were injured in a crime you may be eligible for reimbursement of your crime-related expenses.
www.CICF.state.va.us


For more information, contact the Roanoke Police Domestic Violence Specialist at (540) 853-6889.