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Domestic Violence Services

Bedford County Department of Social Services Domestic Violence Services

Domestic Violence Services provides shelter for victims of domestic violence; free, confidential 24-hour access to safety, information and referral, crisis intervention and advocacy to support individual decisions; court advocate that is available to accompany victims of domestic abuse who are requesting Protective Orders in the Bedford Court Systems; follow-up services to victims involved in domestic disputes referred through the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, the Town of Bedford Police Department or Bedford Department of Social Services; a Healthy Relationship Teen Prevention Program; education on the dynamics of domestic violence, supportive counseling surrounding domestic violence relationships and case management services to victims; and community education and public awareness that fosters access to domestic violence crisis services for all community members and which expresses a zero tolerance for domestic violence. Services are provided free of charge to victims of domestic violence and their children without regard to race, ethnicity, age, national origin, religion, physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, and parental or birth status.

P.O. Box 783, Bedford, Virginia 24523 

Hotline: (877) 656-1984

Toll Free: (540) 587-0970

1(877) 656-198424522

YWCA of Central Virginia Sexual Assault Response Network

The YWCA of Central Virginia is dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism within our community. The YWCA has five programs: Domestic Violence Prevention Center, Sexual Assault Response Program, Transitional Housing, YW Leads, and Racial Justice.  

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626 Church Street

Lynchburg, VA 24504

434-847-7751

YWCA of Central Virginia Domestic Violence Shelter

The YWCA of Central Virginia is dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism within our community. The YWCA has five programs: Domestic Violence Prevention Center, Sexual Assault Response Program, Transitional Housing, YW Leads, and Racial Justice.

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Downtown Lynchburg

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Main Contact: Caitlin Fetterman

434-528-1041

Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program Manager  cfettermanywca@yahoo.com

Lynchburg Department of Human Services: Foster Care and Adoptions Unit

 The Department of Human Services is a public social services agency providing a variety of financial benefits and mandated services to the public.  

Services include foster care/adoption and ancillary services (foster and adoptive home recruitment, training, and licensure, independent living services to older foster youth), adult protective and ongoing services, and child protective services/family preservation and foster care prevention (including parenting classes, support groups), and self-sufficiency programs including child care subsidy, employment and work readiness classes.

Benefits programs include Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, and Energy Assistance Programs.

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99 9th Street Lynchburg, VA 24504  24522

434-455-5850

 

United Methodist Family Services

Foster care and adoption, residential treatment and specialized education.

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2420 Memorial Avenue

Lynchburg, VA 24501

434-846-2002