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Women's Resource Center Of The NRV
Last updated on May 25, 2017

The vision of the Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley is to create a community free from domestic and sexual violence.

Description:
GENERAL INTRODUCTION
The Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley, Inc. provides services and programs for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Studies have shown that domestic violence is the single largest cause of injury to women, and that one out of four females and one out of ten males will be sexually assaulted in their lifetimes. The cycle of abuse is perpetuated when children who witness family violence or have been physically or sexually abused become adults. These national problems occur in all racial, ethnic, and economic groups.
The Women’s Resource Center is a private, non-profit human service agency serving victims who live in the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski, and the City of Radford. Established in 1977, it is the oldest shelter operation in Virginia. The Women’s Resource Center insures confidentiality to all victims. All services are offered free of charge.
The vision of the Women’s Resource Center is to implement change toward a violence-free society by providing comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, education to the public-at-large, and training to allied professionals and professional peers on the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault.
The DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM staff helps victims to understand the nature of violent relationships. While working with victims to make decisions about their future, staff members help victims with such practical issues as housing, employment, and finances. Weekly support groups are available for residential and non-residential victims.
The Women’s Resource Center offers emergency housing for victims of domestic violence and their children at the SHELTER. The shelter is a comfortable, attractive home with facilities for twenty-six women and children. Crisis intervention counselors and trained volunteers staff the shelter 24 hours a day. A school is operated in the shelter for school-aged children.
CORNERSTONE is the transitional housing program. It consists of eight separate apartments.
The CHILDREN’S SHELTER PROGRAM coordinator assesses the needs of each child who stays at the shelter and works with them individually, in groups, and with their mothers. Therapeutic, educational, and recreational activities are offered. In addition, staff and volunteers offer special programs to provide support for the children.
The Adult Sexual Assault Specialist and Child Sexual Abuse Specialists work in the SEXUAL ASSAULT PROGRAM to provide emotional support and counseling to adult and child victims of sexual assault and their families. Information on the medical, legal, and psychological aspects of sexual assault is provided to victims. Trained companions are available 24 hours a day to accompany rape victims to the hospital or police station. Support groups for adults and children are available.
Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault are assisted in the use of the criminal justice system. The VICTIM/WITNESS PROGRAM coordinators provide information on the legal process and court proceedings. They are also available to accompany victims to court.
The Women’s Resource Center staff and volunteers provide INFORMATION AND REFERRAL services to individuals and agencies concerning varied human service needs. An extensive information and referral file is maintained.
A CRISIS HOTLINE is staffed 24 hours a day to serve individuals in crisis. About 70 volunteers help to cover the shelter and hotline, help victims check in and out, deal with house emergencies, and lend moral support to clients and their children.
The Women’s Resource Center staff is available to provide community education programs about domestic violence and sexual assault to church and civic groups, public and private schools and universities, and other interested organizations. The COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM coordinator directs five coordinating councils of domestic violence and sexual assault in each of our localities and provides trainings and conferences to allied professionals on the issues germane to domestic violence and sexual assault.
The PEACELINE PROGRAM is a dating violence and date rape prevention program for middle and high school students. Two part time staff members go to schools and other youth groups in the New River Valley to present programs on violence prevention.



Contact person: Mary D Forti, Volunteer Coordinator, (phone), (email)


Office fax number: (540) 633-2382

Address:

 PO Box 477
Radford, VA 24143

Web Site: http://www.wrcnrv.org

Directions:

 Directions to WRC Administrative Office The WRC Administrative Office is located at 1217 Grove Avenue in Radford. From Interstate 81 Take the Radford University Exit (109). You will be on Tyler Avenue. Stay on Tyler Avenue until you. . . (more)
  Nearest Metro/Subway Stop: none
  Nearest Bus Stop: none
Last updated on May 25, 2017

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