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Community Support Groups and Outreach for Students and Staff: Domestic Violence Intervention

This guide will provide resources and information to enable communities to address the needs of students and staff experiencing hardships

Intervention and Domestic Violence

     National Listings (Note: If call waiting time is too long, choose a local hotline listing below):

National Domestic Violence Hotline  is available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), Online chat is accessible 7:00 am – 2:00 am Central Time every day

National Human Trafficking Hotline is available 24/7 at 1-888-373-7888. SMS: 233733 (Text "HELP" or "INFO")

     Local Listings:

Chesapeake Battered Women 24 hour hotline: 757-485-3384 

Domestic Violence Prevention Ministry Apostles Lutheran Church, 370 Johnstown Rd., Chesapeake. FMI: 757-547-4692 Mary Lou Taylor

Our House Families -- ChesapeakeEmergency shelter for families. Max stay 30 days. Case management, counseling. FMI: 757-769-7019. 

Salvation Army – Emergency shelter, emergency financial support, emergency assistance. 1033 Big Bethel Rd., Hampton. FMI: 757-838-4875

Hampton/Newport News Battered Women’s Shelter. Referrals for assistance, community support groups and legal advocacy for women. FMI: 757-723-7774. 

Transitions Family Violence Service –  240 Chapel St., HamptonProgram to help gain independence for victims of abuse. FMI: 757-722-2261, 24/7 Hotline 757-723-7774

Women In Crisis YWCA –  24/7 Crisis Hotline: 757-251-0144. Serves women over age 18 that are experiencing battering. Provides shelter to abused women and children. 500 East Plume Street, Suite 700, Norfolk. FMI: 757-625-4248

Salvation Army HOPE Center – Emergency shelter and assistance. FMI: 757-543-8100. 5525 Raby Rd., Norfolk.

H.E.R. Shelter – Domestic violence, teen date violence – Portsmouth. FMI: 757-485-1445

Victory Home – Six to 12 month program to help you gain independence. Bethany Baptist Church, 4810 Portsmouth Blvd., Portsmouth, FMI: 757-487-2633. 

Genieve Shelter – Victims of domestic abuse. 1548-C  Holland Road, Suffolk. FMI (9:00 am - 5:00 pm): 757-925-4365; after 5:00 pm, 757-705-2025 or 757-353-1439

Suffolk Shelter FMI: 757-934-1353

Samaritan House – 24/7 Hotline 757-430-2120Family shelter, protection from abuse. . 2620 Southern Blvd., Virginia Beach. FMI: 757- 631-0710.


Hope U Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides housing, food stipends, job readiness assistance, vocational job training, case management and independent living skills. FMI: 757-227-5444

Interagency Council on Homelessness, a USA federal program and office created by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1986 (Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act) and whose charter is to "coordinate the Federal response to homelessness and to create partnerships between the Federal agencies addressing homelessness and levels of government.

National Alliance to End Homelessness works collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity, leading to stronger programs and policies that help communities achieve their goal of ending homelessness.

National Coalition for the Homeless a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers.

Virginia Homeless Solutions Program (VHSP) a state- and federally-funded program funded by the State General Fund and the federal Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) to support Continuum of Care (CoC) strategies and homeless service and prevention programs.