What is the Total Action for Progress Domestic Violence Service Center?
The Domestic Violence Service Center assists victims of domestic violence who want to develop healthier, more positive lifestyles for themselves and their children.
Our program assists with:
- Crisis intervention
- Outreach counseling
- Case management
- Court advocacy and accompaniment
- Emergency and transitional housing
- Legal assistance
- Financial assistance for victims in a crisis situation
- Support groups for past and present victims of domestic violence
How do I know if I am a victim of domestic violence?
It is important to remember that abuse can occur to both men and women. Thousands of men, women and children live in constant fear and pain as a result of family violence. Abuse can be physical, ranging from shoving, slapping, punching and stabbing, as well as psychological, including threats and other verbal abuse.
You do not have to be physically battered to be considered a victim of abuse. Abuse is any behavior that is used to intimidate or control another person. For further information on abusive behavior, please visit: www.helpguide.org and click on the topic of abuse. Also, please visit: www.vsdvalliance.org.
What areas does this program serve?
This program primarily serves residents of Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Vinton, Botetourt County and Craig County. However, persons from other localities who are experiencing domestic violence may also be eligible for our services.
Is there a cost for this program?
All services are free.
How can I access services?
The Domestic Violence Service Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.
Our daytime telephone number is (540) 283-4813. For after-hours emergencies, call (540) 580-0775. A counselor is available evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays at the emergency number.
IF YOU ARE BEING THREATENED OR HAVE BEEN ASSAULTED, CALL 911. PLEASE, DO NOT DELAY.
Hearing impaired persons can contact us using Virginia Relay. Just dial 7-1-1 and give the Virginia Relay Communications Assistant the number you need to reach.
Am I eligible for this service?
Adult women and men who have suffered domestic violence are eligible for this service.
Your donations are necessary to make this program possible