Our conversation today with Avery Harper, a domestic violence advocate, and Kristen Gregg, a children’s advocate, both with Phoenix Project included information about their programs and prevention tips for parents.

At the start of this year, Phoenix Project was recognized as a dual agency that now serves survivors of sexual assault AND survivors of domestic violence. Avery explained what that process looked like and why it’s essential in their service to the Front Royal/Warren County community. Kristen explained their children’s advocacy program and offered tips for parents to begin teaching their children.

Avery gave us an overview of the types of services they offer and shared statistics about the families and people they’ve served in the last year. She also gave details for their Summer Support Series that kicks off on June 27, 2023.

Learn more about their programs and services on their website: phoenix-project.org

Their offices are located at 222 S. Royal Avenue in Front Royal. You can call their office during normal business hours at 540-635-2302.

If you need immediate assistance because you are in physical danger from domestic violence, please call 911. If you are in crisis and need help, Phoenix Project staff are available to take your calls day or night. Simply call their hotline at 540-635-2300. If you are unable to call, the Statewide 24/7 Hotline has a text option which is 804-793-9999.

Article posted on June 21, 2023, by The Valley Today

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