The Women’s Resource Center offers free and confidential counseling for men, women, and children of all ages who have been affected by sexual or domestic violence.
It is important and helpful to be able to talk with an unbiased and supportive listener, especially after a traumatic event. Sexual and domestic violence survivors are at high risk of developing Post-Traumatic Stress symptoms and may feel numb or disconnected. Counselors at the WRC are trained to address the needs and concerns of survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. Counseling is available whether the violence occurred recently or in the past. We can provide services while clients are working with other mental health professionals and coordinate. Counseling sessions may include:
- Crisis intervention
- Safety planning and support
- Educational components of the dynamics and effects of sexual and domestic violence
- Sorting out feelings such as confusion, helplessness, fear, and guilt
- A safe place to share and be heard without judgment or blame
We offer support groups for survivors of sexual and domestic violence as interest allows. Currently, we have two free and confidential support groups for survivors of sexual violence, one for Radford University students and the second for Virginia Tech students and community members. More information about the support groups and how to sign up are available by clicking the links for the flyers below.
Our children’s counselors provide free, confidential, and trauma-informed support, advocacy, and accompaniment services to any child who has witnessed or experienced sexual or domestic violence. Children can be seen in schools, at the WRC offices, or a safe and appropriate third-party location. In an effort to accommodate clients with limited options for transportation, we work with each family to create a safe and therapeutic environment and a schedule that accommodates busy school and work schedules. Child counseling and advocacy services may include:
- Individualized and age-appropriate supportive counseling sessions focused on developing skills in comping, conflict resolution, self-esteem, and building healthy relationships
- Advocacy, accompaniment, and support as needed during the court process
- Crisis intervention & safety-planning to help children feel safer at home, at school, and in the community
- Supportive services and referrals for non-offending family members
If you are interested in any of our counseling services, please contact our office at 540.639.9592.