Domestic and sexual violence are community concerns, and it will take a coordinated response to build a violence-free community. With this in mind, the Women’s Resource Center facilitates Coordinating Councils in each of the localities we serve – Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski and Radford.
These Coordinating Councils meet monthly and provide a forum for professionals and others concerned with the issues of sexual and domestic violence to network, learn from one another, problem solve, and develop strategies to improve our community response to sexual and domestic violence.
It is a forum for professionals in the field to coordinate services. Included in the Coordinating Councils are representatives from law enforcement, Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Offices, Social Services, area universities, hospitals, schools, and other concerned individuals.
Radford: Every 1st Wednesday of the month, 3pm-4pm at the Women’s Resource Center
Pulaski: Every 2nd Tuesday, 12pm-1pm at Al’s on First in Pulaski
Giles: Every 3rd Tuesday, 9am-10am, at Giles County Circuit Courtroom
Floyd: Every 3rd Monday, 11am-12pm at Blue Ridge Restaurant
Montgomery: Every 4th Wednesday, 3pm-4pm at Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society (155 Arrowhead Trail, in Christiansburg)
If you are interested in becoming involved or learning more about our Coordinating Councils, contact our Community Engagement Coordinator for meeting schedules or further information at 540.639.9592.