RESOURCES FOR SURVIVORS
Project Horizon’s court advocacy program provides legal support to victims of domestic and sexual violence. A court advocate on staff 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.
In our new Children’s Center, we offer specialized services for child abuse victims. Counseling is available for victims and their non-offending parent or caregiver. In addition, Project Horizon hosts a satellite location for the Valley Child Advocacy Center. This CAC location provides a neutral space for child victims of abuse to speak with trained forensic interviewers. Interviews are viewed by a multidisciplinary team of allied professionals who can the collaborate on the case without requiring the child to tell their story to each team member individually.
Lisa's House is an emergency shelter for anyone (all genders, gender identities, and all ages) who is the victim of domestic or sexual violence in the Rockbridge area.
Staff help individual clients connect with local community resources and can assist with arranging childcare, transportation, as well as seeking employment and permanent housing. Support, advocacy, and counseling services are available for adults and children in the shelter. Group gatherings are held twice a week to build connection, experience community, and cultivate support and friendship.
Project Horizon offers free, confidential counseling for anyone who has experienced sexual or domestic violence. You are able to receive counseling whether the abuse is current or happened weeks or years ago. Counseling is also offered to family members or friends of those who have been abused, as well as support groups for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. We offer traditional “talk” therapy, as well as spiritual counseling, art, music, and eco-therapy.
Specialized outreach services and educational programs are offered for survivors with disabilities, Latina/o survivors, LGBTQIA+ survivors, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) survivors. Call 540-463-7861 for more information
STATEWIDE AND NATIONAL RESOURCES
Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance: 1-800-838-8238 (V/TTY) www.vsdvalliance.org
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: www.ncadv.org
National Network to End Domestic Violence: www.nnedv.org
Futures Without Violence: www.futureswithoutviolence.org
Men Stopping Violence: http://www.menstoppingviolence.org
Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1−800−799−SAFE (7233) or TTY 1−800−787−3224 www.thehotline.org
Teen Dating Abuse
Break the Cycle: www.breakthecycle.org
Love is Respect: www.loveisrespect.org
Teen Dating Abuse Hotline: 1-866-331-9474 or TTY 1-866-331-8453