Recent News


Toy Drive on the Line 2018

We are overwhelmed with the compassion and generosity of our community with the donations made to the Toy Drive On The Line.  We want to give Justin at Bristol Tattoo Company a huge THANK YOU for spearheading the toy drive for the 3rd year and making it a success once again!   We also want to thank Friendship Dealership  and James Moffitt for providing  transportation to get all of the toys to Santa’s Workshop , and thank all of the businesses listed below for participating in the toy drive!



Buchanan Oil

W.M. King & Virginia Vintage Interiors

Bloom Cafe

Cranberry Lane

Fabric, Etc.


Goodman Jewelers

Mercantile on State

Misty Mountain

Quaker Steak & Lube

Piercings by Dylan Lion

The Southern Churn

Friendship Dealerships

Merrill Lynch

Dead on Graphics

Back to Top


Speedway Children's Charities 'Night of Smiles'

Back to Top


Toy Drive on the Line

Simply amazed by the support of our community to help survivors of domestic violence. You can help too! Check out this article from Sunday's paper:

Back to Top


Fraternity pledges are demonstrating what it means to serve

A Big Thank You to Theta Chi Epsilon from Emory & Henry for helping clean and organize our facility housing donations for clients #volunteer#abusealternatives #enddomesticviolence

Back to Top


School Supplies for Children

School Supplies for Children

Abingdon, VA - Pleasant View United Methodist Church Women’s Group delivered to Abuse Alternative, Inc.’s Washington County Outreach office school supplies they had collected. The supplies were quickly distributed to children in need due to domestic violence in their lives.

Pleasant View United Methodist Church Women’s Group has been a longtime supporter of the Abuse Alternative’s mission and vision to see domestic violence end in our community. We thank them for their continued support.

Back to Top


Emory & Henry Physical Therapy Students Step Up to Help Kids in Need

A big thank you to Dr. Jean Irion, Lindsay White, and the students and faculty of Emory & Henry School of Health Sciences for collecting school supplies for children in need. The need was shared at the end of a presentation about Intimate Partner and Domestic Violence and the Clinical Response. Students set out a box to collect school supplies. Lindsay White, a graduate student, dropped off the collected supplies at the Washington County Outreach Office located in Abingdon, VA.

Thank you again to the students and faculty of Emory & Henry School of Health Sciences for your kindness and big hearts.  

Back to Top


Abuse Alternatives in VIP SEEN Magazine

Back to Top


Abuse Alternatives, Inc. receives check for Food City $100,000 Charity Challenge

Thank you Food CityWCYB and to all who voted for us during the Food City Charity Challenge. We are humbled and honored.

Back to Top


Contura Energy volunteers at Abuse Alternatives, Inc. during United Way Week of Caring

Contura Energy took on the project of constructing both a parking area for shelter staff and building planter boxes for clients and their children to plant both vegetables and flowers. Teresa Anderson, Contura Energy Manager for Corporate Communications and PAC Administrator, lead the team of eleven volunteers. Through teamwork, some great re-engineering of the plans by Danny, and perseverance of waiting out an unexpected thunderstorm, the project came to completion around 5 pm to many smiling and tired faces.

Contura Energy went above and beyond the call by making a "Lowe's run" to purchase more materials for the re-engineered planter boxes. The boxes came out looking spectacular and extremely stout. They are filled with dirt and ready for clients and their children to begin planting. Staff at Abuse Alternatives hopes that this activity will give clients and their children an opportunity to de-stress, learn a skill, and just have fun. The parking area will give employees and volunteers a place to park other than on the street or in the limited parking area. 

Thank you to Contura Energy for both providing materials and volunteering for this United Way Week of Caring Project. Their commitment to helping organizations who serve our community is exemplary and a great example to others.

Back to Top


Bank of Tennessee leads by example as United Way Week of Caring Lead Sponsor

Thank you Bank of Tennessee for doing an amazing job pressure washing our fence/building and taming our landscaping "jungle." It looks all so bright and clean. Thank you again!!!

Back to Top