Mission: To serve adults and children who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse; to empower and advocate for adults and children; to educate the community and to work towards the elimination of personal and societal violence.
Programs: Laws shelter and domestic violence services - emergency shelter to adult and child victims escaping abuse. Laws maintains a 24-hour crisis hotline for victims of domestic sexual violence. Counseling, support groups, advocacy and support are also provided to adult victims of domestic violence.
loudoun child advocacy center - public/private partnership among loudoun county agencies and organizations dedicated to the child victims of abuse and neglect. Supports the continued development and implementation of a child-centered approach when investigating cases of child abuse and neglect.
laws legal services - legal assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including legal representation, consultation, and advocacy for legal issues related to protective orders, divorce, child support, spousal support, and custody. Court accompaniment services are provided by lay advocates.
laws sexual assault services - comprehensive services to victims of sexual assault, including crisis intervention, counseling, support groups, advocacy, and medical accompaniment; and laws youth & children's services - comprehensive services to child victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, including crisis intervention, counseling, support groups, supervised visitation, parenting classes, and advocacy.
I served on the Board of Directors with this organization for several years. I was impressed by the organization's commitment to helping survivors of domestic violence, work to educate the community about violence, its efforts to help abused children and adults, and its work to support healthy parenting and violence prevention. This is a caring organization that has made a big difference in our community, offering a domestic violence shelter, counseling, prevention programs and much more. Their financial management was exemplary and they evaluated their programs.