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FAIRFAX COUNTY


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACTION CENTER
(703) 246-4573

Domestic & Sexual Violence 24-Hour Hotline:
(703) 360-7273; TTY 711

The Fairfax County Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC) is a comprehensive service center created to provide culturally responsive information support services for domestic violence and stalking victims and their families. DVAC also promotes the accountability of offenders of these crimes through specialized prosecution and offender supervision.

All services are free and, when possible, confidential; some of them include:

• Emergency shelter (Embry Rucker Community Shelter)
• Crisis intervention, emotional support, and options counseling
• Education about the criminal and civil justice systems (including civil protective orders)
• Housing information and referrals
• Referrals to other county and community-based resources
• Victim advocacy

If you are in danger or experiencing an emergency, call 911. // Updated May ’22


BETHANY HOUSE OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
(703) 658-9500

Bethany House provides emergency shelter and support services to women and children escaping domestic violence. They provide women with safe, restorative care while giving them the support and resources they need to transition into independent lives free from abuse.

Some services they offer include:

• Crisis intervention
• Immediate help, counseling, and support to victims of domestic and family violence
• Access to emergency shelter
• Referrals to food, clothing, medical, legal, and other resources as requested by the caller
• Trauma recovery

If you are in danger or experiencing an emergency, call 911. // Updated May ’22


THE WOMEN’S CENTER
(703) 281-2657

While The Women’s Center does not provide emergency shelter, it does offer some of the most robust counseling services in the area. Its mission is “to significantly improve the mental health and well-being of all members of the community through counseling, education, support, and advocacy.”

Some of their services for individuals in immediate need include:

• Emotional support and counseling
• Information and referrals
• Victim advocacy
• Crisis intervention
• Support groups
• Mental health resources

If you are in danger or experiencing an emergency, call 911. // Updated May ’22


CORNERSTONES
(571) 323-9555

Cornerstones is a nonprofit organization that promotes self-sufficiency by providing support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare, and other human services.

Some of their services include:

• Emergency shelter
• Food and basic needs assistance
• Foreclosure prevention services
• Financial assistance
• Hypothermia prevention

If you are in danger or experiencing an emergency, call 911. // Updated May ’22


NORTHERN VIRGINIA FAMILY SERVICE
(571) 748-2500

Northern Virginia Family Service provides a wide range of services — from emergency shelter to job training to health and medical services. Their “Healthy Families” program provides home visits to help families provide healthy environments for their kids and early childhood education programs for young children.

Moms and children who qualify can also see doctors, dentists, counselors, and therapists, or get help getting health insurance.

Some of their services include:

• Emergency shelter
• Hunger resource center
• Health care services
• Legal and immigration services
• Workforce development

If you are in danger or experiencing an emergency, call 911. // Updated May ’22


DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES
(703) 324-7500

Fairfax County’s Department of Family Services (DFS) envisions a community where everyone lives their success story and thrives. DFS strengthens the well-being of our area’s diverse community by protecting and improving the lives of all children, adults, and families through assistance, partnership, advocacy, outreach, and quality services.

Some of their services include:

• Child care assistance
• Domestic and sexual violence services
• Employment & training
• Financial and medical assistance

If you are in danger or experiencing an emergency, call 911. // Updated May ’22


PARTNERSHIP FOR HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES
(703) 698-2550

Inova’s Community Services Division implements multiple initiatives to help families and individuals in need. The Partnership for Healthier Communities (PHC) is one such initiative that connects uninsured children and adults with quality health care services, low-cost medical care coverage, and additional programs to benefit the health and well-being of our most at-risk populations.

Some of their services include:

• Workshops & events
• Enrollment & intake assistance
• Bilingual services, including a translation line
• Connections to affordable healthcare, such as Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

If you are in danger or experiencing an emergency, call 911. // Updated May ’22


MORE IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS:

If you are in danger or experiencing an emergency, call 911.

• National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233
• National Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 656-4673
• Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
• Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline (Fairfax County): (703) 360-7273
• Sexual Assault Hotline (City of Alexandria): (703) 683-7273
• Domestic Violence Hotline (City of Alexandria): (703) 746-4911
• LGBTQ Partner Abuse & Sexual Assault Helpline: (866) 356-6998 (or text (804) 793-9999)