Domestic Violence Resources & Support

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “in America, one women is fatally shot by a spouse, ex-spouse, or dating partner every 14 hours”.

The National Network to End Domestic Violence defines domestic violence as “a pattern of coercive, controlling behavior that can include physical abuse, emotional or psychological abuse, sexual abuse or financial abuse”.

To learn more about domestic violence, go to their websites at and

If you believe you or a loved one is experiencing domestic violence, read below to learn about many victim supports and resources in our area.

City & County Domestic Violence Resources

Alexandria City                                                                  Arlington County                                                                                                      Fairfax County                             Falls Church City                 Loudoun County                                                                              Prince William County

Shelters Serving Domestic Violence Victims

A Way Forward – Fairfax County                                                                                    ACTS – Prince William, Manassas City, & Manassas Park                                                                                                                                    Bethany House – DMV                                                                                                                                                          Doorways for Women & Children – Arlington                                                                                                                               Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter – Loudoun                                                                                                         Shelter House – Fairfax County

Legal Assistance

Northern Virginia Legal Services – NV                                                                                                                      Tahirih Justice Center – DMV                 

Other Nonprofit Assistance

Northern Virginia Family Services – NV                                                 Physical & Mental Health Services                 

The Women’s Center – Fairfax County & DC                              Counseling, Advocacy, & Support Group

National Hotline

National Domestic Violence Hotline                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 If you would like to participate in the fight to end domestic violence, learn what you can do here to volunteer, advocate, donate, and more 

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