ROANOKE VALLEY VIOLENCE PREVENTION COUNCIL
The Roanoke Valley Violence Prevention Council, formerly the Family Violence Coordinating Council, is a standing committee of the Council of Community Services. The RVVPC is an interagency coalition of professionals that include human service agencies, attorneys, legal aid, police officers, and health care providers. The members work together to increase the resources available to deal with family violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking
The RVVPC’s mission is to engage professionals in a collaborative and comprehensive response to family violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking and to empower our community by raising awareness of these issues and the resources available.
The RVVPC operates with three goals:
- To improve the knowledge base and collaboration of professionals in the Roanoke Valley dealing with issues associated with family violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking through education and training;
- To increase public knowledge and awareness of family violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking issues and the resources that are available in the Roanoke Valley;
- To strengthen and increase a more diverse network of community professionals serving on the RVVPC.
The RVVPC meets the first Friday of each month at 12:30 PM at the Council of Community Services.
13th Annual A Walk in Their Shoes, Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 12:00 PM, live-streamed on Facebook.
Help is Only a Phone Call Away
If you know or suspect a family member, friend, or work colleague is experiencing violence, the following resources are available to help:
Information and Referral: 2-1-1
Available 24/7 – Connecting people with free information on available community resources
TAP – Domestic Violence Services
Office: (540) 283-4813
Hotline: (540) 580-0775
Salvation Army Turning Point
24-Hour Crisis Line
Sexual Assault Response and Awareness (SARA)
Hotline: (540) 981-9352
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Lewis Gale Hospital
Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare
24-Hour Crisis Services
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
888-628-9454 (En Española)