24-Hour Crisis Hotline

Our crisis hotline, (540) 639-1123, is available 24-hours a day with trained crisis intervention staff and volunteers answering all calls. If that number is not in your calling area, please use our regional toll-free hotline at (800) 788-1123. Translators are available via AT&T Language Lines for our non-English speaking callers. In addition, a TTY machine is available for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals at (540) 639-2197.

Emergency Advocacy

Women’s Resource Center Emergency Advocates are on call 24-hours a day. When called, advocates go to law enforcement agencies or hospitals to assist clients experiencing sexual assault or domestic violence crises. While on site, advocates help clients in any way possible – from just being there to hold someone’s hand while undergoing a physical examination to being a physical presence in the room on their behalf.

Emergency Shelter

Our shelter is a comfortable, attractive home with facilities for 26 women and children. Crisis intervention counselors and trained volunteers supervise the shelter 24 hours a day.

Please call (540) 639-1123 or toll free at (800) 788-1123 for more information.

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new in 2014

  • The Secular Society Prevention Specialist provides violence prevention classes to public school students in the New River Valley. The Secular Society Prevention Specialist provides Bystander Intervention lessons at local high schools upon request.
  • The Secular Society Emergency Response Coordinator provides emergency advocacy response to victims of sexual and domestic violence at local hospitals and provides crisis intervention to those accessing our services through the hotline.