Since 1982, Project Horizon has served victims of domestic, dating, and sexual violence. What began as the vision of a small group of women around a kitchen table has grown into a comprehensive, accredited program serving the people of the Rockbridge community. From working directly with survivors and victims to providing education and violence prevention programs, Project Horizon is a recognized leader in efforts locally and statewide to address the pervasive problem of domestic and sexual violence.
Volunteers and staff operate a 24-hour crisis hotline for victims of domestic and sexual violence and those who care about them at 463-2594. TTY services are available for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing. Translation services (through AT&T language lines) are available for non-English speaking callers.
ProjectHorizon has been recognized for its education and prevention programs to all the elementary, middle, and high school in Rockbridge County. Project Horizon also provides outreach education programs, free of charge, to the local community, civic organizations, faith communities, services providers, allied professional, and business industries.
Project Horizon offers free, confidential counseling for anyone (women, children, or men) who has experienced sexual or domestic violence. You can receive counseling whether the abuse is current or happened weeks, months, or even years ago. Counseling is also available for family and friends of those who have been abused.
Support groups for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault are also offered.
To schedule an appointment or to register for a support group, call our counselor at 463-7861.
Project Horizon’s court advocacy program provides support to victims of domestic and sexual violence. The court advocate can provide legal information to clients about reporting, investigations, filing for custody and divorce, as well as civil and criminal court proceedings. Advocates may accompany victims to court dates and appointments with law enforcement officers, the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Court Services Unit, and other legal proceedings and answer questions about those processes.
To speak with our legal advocate, call 463-7861.
People with disabilities can be a very vulnerable population, targeted by perpetrators of violence. In order to address the special needs of survivors with disabilities, Project Horizon has developed a program specifically for meeting the needs of this population.
To make an appointment or learn more about this program, contact our Disabilities Services Coordinator at 463-7861.
Lisa’s House is our emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. Staff is available to help individual clients connect with local community resources, and can assist with their needs in arranging childcare, transportation, as well as seeking employment and permanent housing. Support, advocacy, and counseling is available for adults and children residing in the shelter.
Volunteers play an important part in the provision of the services that Project Horizon offers from answering our 24-hour hotline to working on special projects. A 32 hour training is provided on the issues of domestic and sexual violence, as well as crisis intervention. These trainings are offered three times a year. Internship opportunities are also available. To obtain more information about volunteering or to register for the next training, call our Volunteer Coordinator at 463-7861.