Central Virginia Resources
Looking for a therapist? This list is for reference only and should be only used and viewed as a directory. Please be sure to research these agencies/therapist. The owner of this list does not validate, recommend, or endorse any of the agencies and/or therapist listed. Use of services by agencies and/or therapist listed below is at the client/user discretion and risk. To have an organization added to this resource list, please email Fatima M. Smith at
During the global health pandemic many are seeking alternatives to public schools. This list is for reference only and should be only used and viewed as a directory. Please be sure to research these options. The owner of this list does not validate, recommend, or endorse any of the agencies and/or service listed. Use of services by individuals and/or organizations listed is at the user discretion and risk. To have an organization added to this resource list, please email Fatima M. Smith at
This list is for reference only and should be only used and viewed as a directory. The owner of this list does not validate, recommend, or endorse any of the organizations or services listed. Use of services by organizations listed below is at the client/user discretion and risk. To have an organization added to this resource list, please email Fatima M. Smith at
Representation & Conversation: Toolkit for Thoughtful Inclusion of Black & Brown Relationships in Trainings
In the midst of a global health pandemic and uprisings in the United States against racial injustice, it has magnified the necessity of anti-violence practitioners utilizing a racial justice lens. Research shows that intimate partner and sexual violence disproportionately impact Black communities, yet police systems and resources cater to White, cisgender, middle class women. The latter results in Black and Brown individuals and those who identify as trans, lesbian, gay, queer, and/or nonbinary are excluded from having spaces and opportunities to explore healthy relationships and sexuality that reflects their identities.
This interactive toolkit was designed to prioritize and uplift the multiple facets that make up Black & Brown relationships while addressing attitudes, behaviors, and systems that influence, protect, and/or harm those relationships. The toolkit utilizes popular culture to depict different types of intimate partner relationships and addresses topics of consent, boundary setting, communication, street harassment, and sexuality.
If you are a friend, family member, or professional wondering how to help someone, or just want to know more about sexual assault, stalking, controlling behavior, or intimate partner violence...call this hotline. They will listen, offer support, and connect you to resources in your area phone.
The LGBTQ Partner Abuse and Sexual Assault Helpline provides a free and confidential telephone service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer or questioning callers looking for information or help regarding intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, and stalking.
St. Mary's Hospital (PERK exams)
If you are interested in having evidence collected, VCU Health is able to complete a PERK (Physical Evidence Recovery Kit) Exam. This is a FREE service, no insurance is needed. For more information, please click here (PERK exams).
VCU Health Forensic Nursing Office
If you are interested in having evidence collected, VCU Health is able to complete a PERK (Physical Evidence Recovery Kit) Exam. This is a FREE service, no insurance is needed. For more information, please click here (PERK exams):
Virginia Victim Assistance Network
All of the services are free and confidential. This includes:
- Victim Assist Helpline
- Human Trafficking Infoline
- Homicide Survivor Support Groups
- Crisis Response Teams
- Legal Services
- Training and Technical Assistance
visit website for more information.
Black Virtual Wellness Directory - BEAM
BEAM is a 501 (c)(3) organization. Our mission is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. We do this through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts. We are a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.
Latinx Therapist Action Network
We are an online platform and network of Latinx mental health practitioners honoring and affirming the dignity and healing of migrant communities marginalized by criminalization, detention, and deportation.
Queer, Transgender People of Color (QTPOC) Mental Health Practitioner Directory:
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). We envision a world where all people have access to healing resources rooted in social justice and liberation to recover from trauma, violence, and systemic oppression. We specifically acknowledge the harm and violence perpetuated by the medical-industrial complex and actively work to both intervene directly on this system as well as create new systems of care for our communities.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Sexual violence affects every demographic and every community – including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lesbian, gay and bisexual people experience sexual violence at similar or higher rates than heterosexuals.
In 2000, the National Center for Victims of Crime partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to create the Stalking Resource Center (SRC). The SRC is committed to continuing its national effort to promote awareness, action, and advocacy to enhance victim safety and hold stalking offenders accountable.