Phoenix Project Mission
Ensuring freedom from all forms of domestic violence through empowerment, education, and community.
Phoenix Project Core Values:
- We respect the inherent dignity of each person with our commitment to an environment of honestly, trust, and safety which empowers and promotes personal growth.
- We will strive to reflect the strengths of the community through the building of collaborations, relationships, and partnerships.
- We seek and employ expertise in staff, volunteers, and all aspects of our programs.
- We hold ourselves accountable to clients, donors, and the community—beyond reproach, transparent, and open.
- We strive to provide stable, long-term solutions for our clients and the community.
Offering Hope for New Beginnings
There is hope and help available for healing from a current or past unhealthy relationship. Our staff can work with you to provide information, resources, and support to help you on your journey to living a life free from abuse.
December 2013: In response to the closing of Harmony Place United Way of Front Royal/Warren County called the community together to announce that they would be issuing a grant to provide services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Front Royal, Warren County area.
January 2014: Former staff and volunteers of Harmony Place joined with Faithworks, Inc. to begin the planning process to apply for the grant.
February 2014: Faithworks, Inc. submitted a grant proposal to United Way of Front Royal/Warren County. All grant applications were reviewed by volunteers of United Way and two other Domestic Violence agencies to determine which proposal best matched the needed services. The Phoenix Project was the result of this grant. This Community Impact Grant was the first grant ever provided by United Way Front Royal/Warren County.
March 2014: Donated office space was obtained and work began on putting the program into action. Faithworks, Inc. acted as financial agent for this 9-month grant and continued to fundraise and search for other funding sources. The staff consisted of 2 former employees of Harmony Place. All staff had extensive training and experience working with victims of Domestic Violence. The Phoenix Project partnered with The Laurel Center to provide sexual assault victim services. The staff person hired by The Laurel Center to provide these services in Front Royal/Warren County was also a previous Harmony Place employee.
April 2014: Grant was awarded and staff moved into donated office space. Continued planning for program services was done. Policy and procedures were written. Membership to the Virginia Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Action Alliance began.
May 2014: Services began including a 24/7 hotline.
December 2015 Received funding from the Department of Social Services that allowed staff time to increase as well as provide funding that would expand services, rent office space. Shared office space and rent expenses with The Laurel Center.
January 2016: Moved into office space located at 123 W. 6th Street.
July 1, 2016: Became independent 501c3.
September 2016: Hired 2 additional Full-Time staff members. A Child Advocate and a Volunteer Coordinator/Direct Service Admin. Assistant.
December 2018: Moved into current office space at 222 S. Royal Avenue
July 2019: Expanded Court Advocacy program and added a Homeless Prevention Program.
Phoenix Project Board of Directors
Tana Hoffman, President
Captain Crystal Cline, Vice-President
Karen Fried, Secretary / Treasurer
P.O. Box 1747
Front Royal, VA 22630
The hotline is answered 24/7