Asking for help does not make you weak. It shows your strength.
We are here in times of crisis such as when an incidence has just occurred. We can assist you in moving past the crisis and returning to a stable place physically and emotionally.
While Phoenix Project staff are not certified counselors we are specially trained in domestic and sexual abuse and its dynamics. We can meet with you to assess your safety, explore options, share ways to heal from the abuse, and most of all listen – listen to you and hear your story.
Whether you are planning to leave an abusive relationship or you want to examine ways to keep yourself safe in the relationship, we can help. Phoenix Project can provide a personalized safety plan based on your particular situation. Domestic and sexual abuse are not one-size-fits-all experiences. Your safety is our number one concern. Please always remember—you have the right to feel safe in your relationship.
Information and Education:
It has been said that knowledge is power. Maybe at this point you are only looking for information. Maybe you would like to learn more about domestic violence and the effects on the lives of victims. While a lot of information can be found on this and other sites, sometimes sitting down with someone and being able to ask questions is important. Please call, we can help.
When experiencing any type of trauma, the need to know you are not alone is very important. Support groups provide an opportunity for survivors to gather together to share their story, give advice, and support one another. Support groups are facilitated by staff and trained volunteers. The focus of support groups are on healing from and moving beyond domestic and sexual abuse. Support groups are currently forming. Please call if you are interested in attending groups.
The court process is often a time of uncertainty and an unfamiliar process. Phoenix Project staff can help you through this process. While we are not lawyers and cannot give legal advice, we can accompany you to court to provide emotional support as well as explain the process so that you are more comfortable and less afraid. We are also available to explain the process of protective orders and can accompany you to the Magistrate to apply for one.
Attending doctor’s appointments and medical exams can be scary and even triggering for survivors. If you choose to receive medical treatment following your assault, Phoenix Project can accompany you to these appointments to offer support and advocacy while you seek treatment.
24-Hour Crisis Hotline:
If this is an emergency, 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 our 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.
Links to Community Services:
Because we know that it takes the whole community working together to end domestic violence, we can provide referrals to other community services that may be able to provide help.
We provide short-term emergency housing to victims who are in imminent danger.