Abuse Alternatives, Inc.


Abuse Alternatives: FAQs on Domestic Violence Support Services

If you are seeking information on domestic violence intervention and support, our FAQ page offers answers to some of the most common queries about the life-changing work of Abuse Alternatives. Whether you’re a survivor, a concerned friend or family member, or someone looking to contribute to the cause, here’s what you need to know.
Abuse Alternatives provides comprehensive support for domestic violence survivors, including:
  • 24/7 Crisis Hotline: Immediate assistance and guidance.
  • Emergency Shelter: Safe, temporary housing for those in immediate danger.
  • Outreach Advocacy: Ongoing support and community resources.
  • Community/Professional Education and Awareness: Training and presentations to foster an informed public.
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Various ways to help, accommodating different schedules and abilities.
For over 35 years, Abuse Alternatives has been a pillar in the community, contributing to an economic impact of over 3.6 trillion dollars. We’ve provided support and services to more than 2,500 children and countless adults, working towards a future free from domestic violence.
There are several ways to get involved:
  • Community Education: Help spread awareness by engaging in educational initiatives.
  • Volunteering: Offer your time and skills to assist with our programs.
  • Donations: Make a tax-deductible contribution to support our endeavors.
Our mission is to deliver quality services so that everyone can live a life free from domestic violence, regardless of any personal background or circumstances.
We address all forms of domestic violence without discrimination. This includes gender, sexual orientation/preference, race, national origin, education, age, class, or religion.
Yes, residents within Washington County, VA; Bristol, TN/VA; and Upper Sullivan County, TN can access:
  • 24/7 crisis hotline and emergency shelter
  • Crisis intervention and safety planning
  • Information and referral services
Volunteers are integral to our work. Opportunities vary to match different commitment levels and abilities, ensuring that everyone can contribute meaningfully.
One of the most direct ways to support the goal is through a tax-deductible donation, which helps fund our various programs and support services.
Should you need to reach us or wish to learn more:
Our services are made possible thanks to funding from various sources:
  • Tennessee Department of Criminal Justice Program
  • Tennessee Department of Housing
  • Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and Department of Social Services
  • Tennessee Law Foundation
  • United Way of Bristol
For any further questions or immediate support, please don’t hesitate to contact us via phone or email. Remember, you are not alone, and we are here to help you through every step of your journey to safety and recovery.
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