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.

Activities

The RVVPC meets the first Friday of each month at 12:30 PM at the Council of Community Services.

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:

Emergency: 9-1-1
Available 24/7

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
(540) 345-0400

Sexual Assault Response and Awareness (SARA)
Hotline: (540) 981-9352

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
(540) 981-7337

Lewis Gale Hospital
(540) 776-4000

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare
24-Hour Crisis Services
(540) 981-9351

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK (8255)
888-628-9454 (En Española)

A Local Guide for Those in Crisis