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Based on Governor Northam’s Declared State of Emergency due to COVID-19, VVFS offices will be operating at a reduced capacity until further notice. All DVS Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program office sites are closed to in-person assistance.  Operations ARE CONTINUING via phone and email. If as a veteran, you or your family has a need which requires a face-to-face meeting In an urgent or emergency situation, please advise when you speak with the Regional Director or Resource Specialist at time of initial contact. Please contact 1-877-285-1299 and your call will be routed to the appropriate region for assistance. Please be sure to state your name, a return phone number, and your location clearly.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviors used by on person in a relationship to control the other. Partners may be married or not married; heterosexual, gay or lesbian; living together, separated or dating.

Violence can be criminal and includes physical assault (hitting, pushing, shoving, etc.), sexual abuse (unwanted or forced sexual activity) and stalking. Although emotional, psychological and financial abuse are not criminal behaviors, they are forms of abuse and can lead to criminal violence.

State Resources

  • Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance: A recognized leader in Virginia’s Response to sexual and domestic violence and a coalition of people and agencies devoted to ending sexual and domestic violence. www.vsdvalliance.org
  • Virginia Department of Social Services – www.dss.virginia.gov

National Resources

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