Project Horizon is dedicated to reducing domestic, dating, and sexual violence in the Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County area through crisis intervention services and prevention programs. This non-profit agency began in 1982 as a grass roots effort to provide confidential services free of charge to battered women in the Rockbridge County area. In 1996, Project Horizon merged with the Rockbridge Area Coalition Against Sexual Assault (RACASA) and began providing services to victims of dating, domestic, and sexual violence.
Project Horizon’s outreach programs and direct services to clients include a 24-hour hotline (463-2594), emergency shelter, crisis intervention, counseling, applicable referrals, and legal advocacy. Project Horizon has no income eligibility for the services offered. All services are confidential and free of charge.
Project Horizon provides training to allied professionals to improve services to victims of violence. The agency presents prevention programs in schools, churches, and to civic groups on topics such as sexual harassment, sexual assault, and dating violence. We accomplish our work with 9 full-time and 7 part-time staff, a 12 member Board of Directors and over 30 volunteers.
If you are interested in becoming involved in the movement to end domestic, dating and sexual violence you can:
• Become a volunteer.
• Contribute money or new/gently used items from our wish list. Your items are tax domestic, deductible. Please call Project Horizon, 463-7861, to find out what is needed or look at our wish list.
• Invite a speaker to your next event or meeting.
• Support friends, family members, or co-workers who have experienced violence.