Domestic Violence Prevention Program

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Domestic Violence Prevention Program

YWCA of Central Virginia’s Domestic Violence Prevention Program’s mission is to provide support for the domestic violence victims and work toward the reduction and elimination of family violence.

The Domestic Violence Prevention Programs (DVPP) helps women, children, men, and families recover from abuse, resolve personal conflicts, improve self-esteem and begin new lives. The primary feature of this program is our two VSDVAA certified shelters.  The shelters are located in a private, secure and confidential places in both the City of Lynchburg and the Town of Altavista.

  • Hours of Operation
    • YWCA  Domestic Violence Prevention Program is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    • Please call our 24/7 hotline: 1-888- 528-1041 if you or someone you love needs assistance.

Other ways to contact the program include:

  • YWCA Main Telephone Line: (434) 847-7751 Option 2
  • YWCA Fax: (434) 847-2529

Services Offered by DVPP

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If you need help leaving a domestic violence situation please call us 24/7 at 1-888-528-1041.  If you need help with a sexual assault/violence situation please call us 24/7 at 1-888-947-7273.