Our Programs

 

24 HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE

If you are in crisis or in need of immediate assistance, our crisis hotline is available 24 hours a day with trained crisis intervention advocates and volunteers.

Translators are available via the Language Line. Solutions for non-English speaking callers. All calls are confidential and free.

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Housing Program

Transitions Family Violence Services offers emergency shelter at an undisclosed location for adults and children fleeing domestic violence. The emergency shelter offers a trauma-informed supportive environment focused on healing. Survivors can access care coordination, counseling, safety planning and community resources.

Adults and children who exit the emergency shelter and still need to live in a supportive environment have the option to apply for a transitional housing apartment at Next Step.

At Next Step, we work with residents to set goals, overcome challenges and barriers and develop skills to increase self-sufficiency. The Next Step Program has an 80 % success rate with residents maintainingself-sufficiency and/or not returning to their abusive partner.


All Housing services provided by Transitions Family Violence Services are confidential and provided at no cost. We provide services to anyone who has sexual and domestic violence regardless of race, gender, age, national, origin, gender identity or expression, faith, sexual orientation, disability and ethnicity.

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Children's Programs

According to the U.S Department of Justice, 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence. Transitions is vested in protecting children. Our services are designed to help children heal from trauma. Each child is assessed with evidence-based tools and receive a service plan. Child clients can access the following services:

  • Crisis intervention and safety planning
  • Art and play therapy
  •  Intensive case management
  • Advocacy with school enrollment and transportation
  • After-school tutoring  
  • Nurturing and parenting education
  •  Tween/Teen support group

All Children’s services provided by Transitions Family Violence Services are confidential and provided at no cost. We provide services to anyone who has sexual and domestic violence regardless of race, gender, age, national, origin, gender identity or expression, faith, sexual orientation, disability and ethnicity.

 

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Counseling Program

Counseling can be instrumental in helping a survivor overcome the trauma experienced in an abusive relationship and move forward. Counseling is available for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking whether it occurred recently or in the past. Counseling sessions are offered to individuals and groups. Counselors are available Monday-Friday, hours may vary and appointments are encouraged. The following services are available:

  • Art/Play Therapy (Children & Adults)
  • Crisis intervention counseling
  • Specialized counseling for Adults Molested As Children (AMAC)
  • Support Group (Every Tuesday from 6pm-7pm)
  • Tween/Teen Group (Ages 12-17)

All Counseling services provided by Transitions Family Violence Services are confidential and provided at no cost. We provide services to anyone who has sexual and domestic violence regardless of race, gender, age, national, origin, gender identity or expression, faith, sexual orientation, disability and ethnicity.

 

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Court Advocacy Program

Navigating through the legal system can be difficult and confusing. Transitions Family Violence Services provides assistance to individuals experiencing domestic violence, stalking or human trafficking in Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and York County. Understanding the impact that violence has on individuals, the Court Advocacy Program offers trauma-informed support to all survivors as they explore their options in the criminal justice system. Court Advocates are available Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm and can offer the following services:

  • Information and assistance related to protective orders
  • Assistance in filing paperwork related to custody, visitation, or child support
  • Assistance in filing paperwork for criminal warrants
  • Accompaniment to interviews with law enforcement or to the  Commonwealth’s Attorney
  • Court preparation assistance
  • Assistance in filing for Legal Aid Representation
  • Limited assistance in petitioning for VAWA
  • Assistance in completing paperwork for the Virginia Victims Fund
  • Information and referral to other agencies and resources on the Peninsula

All Court Advocacy services provided by Transitions Family Violence Services are confidential and provided at no cost. We provide services to anyone who has sexual and domestic violence regardless of race, gender, age, national, origin, gender identity or expression, faith, sexual orientation, disability and ethnicity.

 

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Community Education & Training

We believe that knowledge is key and that together with an informed community we can eliminate domestic violence. We strive to engage, educate and inspire community members to join us in this belief.

We offer a range of free trainings, presentations and workshops to spread awareness about domestic violence. Staff has provided information to businesses, employers, employees, church groups, civic organizations, schools, universities. All trainings are free. The following presentations are available:

Domestic Violence 101

This presentation provides a basic understanding of the dynamics of abuse. Presentations can be customized to address the impact of abuse on specific populations and communities. By addressing the myths, stereotypes and beliefs about domestic violence, we hope to inspire community members to join us in empowering survivors while discovering their role in eliminating domestic violence in our community.

Teen Dating Violence/Prevention

According to Love is Respect, 1 in 3 adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional orverbal abuse from a dating partner. This statistic exceeds rates of other types of youth violence. Transitions’ Teen Dating Violence presentation engages teens in a conversation about stereotypes,
beliefs and attitudes that lead to unhealthy relationships. Teens will have a better understanding of healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, how to be an active bystander and available resources.

Transitions Family Violence Service & Volunteer Opportunities

Learn about who we are and how we serve the community with an overview of our programs and services. Also, learn about opportunities to get involved in our mission or volunteer with our organization.

If you are interested in scheduling a speaking engagement, please complete the request form or contact the Community Engagement Coordinator.

 

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