Who We Are

Transitions Family Violence Services is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and York County. We are the sole provider of comprehensive services to adult and child victims of domestic violence. Since 1977, we have been a pathway to safety and a source of hope for thousands of individuals and families.

Our Mission/Vision

The mission of Transitions Family Violence Services is to build safe and healthy families on the Virginia Peninsula by providing services to adult and child victims of domestic violence. We work to increase awareness by providing education, prevention programming and opportunities for community members to participate in our mission. 

We envision a community that supports healthy relationships and violence-free life.


"You taught me that I am in control of my future and I want to say thanks for teaching me so much I really appreciate everything you have done for me"

— Shelter Client


Our Values

Families are empowered to meet their highest goals and aspirations.

Our work demonstrates leadership in community collaboration, cooperation, teamwork and respect. Clients are treated with the utmost courtesy, respect and compassion. Our work is distinguished by an appreciation of differences among people.

Our dealings with families, staff and the community are marked by honesty, integrity and trust. The agency family demonstrates our values by example.


Our Philosophy

Transitions Family Violence Services philosophy is to provide safety and support, empowerment and advocacy, and education to allow persons accessing services to make choices without fear, coercion, or undue influence.