Provides temporary, emergency shelter and emotional support to survivors and their children who need safety from violence in the home. Available to victims or survivors of family/partner/domestic abuse or violence who reside in Washington County, VA; Bristol, VA; Bristol, TN; and Upper Sullivan County, TN. Support group for victims and their children. Request Emergency Shelter by calling our 24-Hour hotline at 423-764-2287 or 1-800-987-6499.
batterer's intervention program
Educational groups offer help to adults who want to end violence/abuse toward their partners. Group participants focus on learning alternatives to violence and accepting responsibility for violent/abusive behavior. May be court-ordered or self-referred. Request Batterer's Intervention by calling 423-652-9092. The agency’s BIP is a state certified batterer’s intervention program in both Tennessee and Virginia.
Trained and supervised victim advocates provide information, accompaniment and advocacy at court proceedings for victims. Victim advocacy services are available to victims or survivors of family/partner/domestic abuse or violence. For information about victim advocacy call in Bristol, VA 423-652-9094 (during office hours); in Washington County call 276-628-6940 (during office hours); in Bristol, TN call the 24-Hour hotline 423-764-2287 or 1-800-987-6499.
community/Professional education and outreach
The community educator offers community and professional education. Presentations can be tailored to meet the needs of the audience. We offer a variety of outreach efforts to under-served parts of the community; offered free-of-charge (donations are always welcome). Other topics include: Agency and Shelter, Healthy Relationships, Bullying, Stalking, Strangulation, Healing After DV/Positive Coping Skills, and Elder Abuse. Dating violence/teen dating violence and safety planning are also aspects of community education that the agency offers. For information about Education/Outreach Services call 423-652-9098.