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 fms.speaks@gmail.com

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 fms.speaks@gmail.com

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 fms.speaks@gmail.com

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.

For those who have or are currently experiencing sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking. This hotline is also usual for family, friends, loved ones who want assistance to provide support to individuals experiencing violence.

They provide free & confidential services (case management, safety planning, emergency housing, etc.) to residents of Hanover, Ashland, & Mechanicsville.

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.

They provide services for individuals experiencing violence residing in Caroline, Charles City, Hanover, King George, King and Queen, King William, New Kent, Spotsylvania, and Stafford as well as the City of Fredericksburg and the Town of West Point.

Safe Harbor provides the support that survivors of sexual and domestic violence and human trafficking need to overcome their crisis and to transform their lives.

Side by Side (formerly ROSMY) is dedicated to creating supportive communities where Virginia’s LGBTQ+ youth can define themselves, belong, and flourish.

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).

They offer cost-free, confidential help for people affected by sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking in the Greater Tri-Cities Region of Virginia.

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):

 They work to address and end violence, with a specific focus on LGBT and queer communities across Virginia

YWCA Richmond offers programs & emergency services for survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. YWCA Richmond is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

 

National Resources

If you’re a man who has experienced sexual abuse or assault, you’re not alone.
1 in 6 is here to support you in your path to a happier, healthier future.    

Every man who has experienced sexual assault or abuse deserves access to a judgment-free space where he can heal on his own terms and without shame.

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.

 

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