Domestic Violence Services
LAWS Domestic Violence Services provides comprehensive services to adult victims of domestic violence, emotional abuse, dating violence, and stalking. All services are confidential and free of charge. Services are provided at our Community Services Center.
If you are seeking services for a child victim of domestic violence, please contact our Youth & Children’s Services.
- Short-term crisis therapy
- Domestic violence support groups
- Court accompaniment
- Safety planning
- Information and referral to community resources
- Assistance filing protective orders
- Other advocacy and assistance as needed
To schedule an appointment with an advocate or a therapist, please call 703-771-7845.
If you need to speak to someone immediately, please call the LAWS 24-hour hotline at 703-777-6552.
LAWS 24-Hour Crisis Hotline
LAWS operates a 24-hour domestic violence and sexual assault crisis hotline staffed by trained advocates and volunteers. Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault concerned persons in the community, advocates, professionals, law enforcement, courts, or any other person who needs information about domestic or sexual violence services and community resources can call.
Advocates and trained volunteers are available to respond to all inquiries for information, safety planning, referrals, shelter and/or appropriate outside services. Calls can be made anonymously—you are free to only give information you feel comfortable sharing. If the caller needs interpretation services, language line interpretation services are available in any language.
Other information about domestic violence: