How We Help

Child Trauma Intervention Program

Through the Child Trauma Intervention Program, we provide developmentally appropriate counseling services to children and youth exposed to sexual or domestic violence. Services are available in individual and group settings in both English and Spanish.

Exposure to violence can have detrimental effects to the development of a child. Highly skilled counselors employ trauma-informed approaches to deliver counseling that helps build resiliency and healing. Counselors also work with the caregivers, providing education and parenting support.

To access these services or to schedule an appointment, please call (804) 249-9470 extension 12. Leave your full name and number and your call will be returned within 48 business hours.

We provide services to anyone who has experienced sexual and domestic violence regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, gender identity or expression, faith, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity and geographic location. Our services are available in both English and Spanish, and all services are offered free of charge to anyone seeking help.

 

Counseling

Through the Counseling Program, we provide services to individuals who have experienced sexual or domestic violence. Counseling is available in individual and group settings in both English and Spanish.

Our trauma-informed and client centered approach to counseling promotes healing and growth after surviving violence. Highly skilled counselors utilize a variety of techniques that allow survivors the opportunity to recover from trauma.

To access these services or to schedule an appointment, please call (804) 249-9470 extension 12. Leave your full name and number and your call will be returned within 48 business hours.   

We provide services to anyone who has experienced sexual and domestic violence regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, gender identity or expression, faith, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity and geographic location. Our services are offered free of charge to anyone seeking help.

 

Court Advocacy

Through the Court Advocacy Program, we assist survivors seeking protective orders. Survivors are offered support throughout their court experience: crisis intervention, information about community resources, safety planning and follow-up advocacy. This program is located in the Henrico County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

To access these services, please call our 24-hour helpline (804) 612-6126.

We provide services to anyone who has experienced intimate partner/domestic violence regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, gender identity or expression, faith, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity and geographic location. Our services are available in both English and Spanish, and all services are offered free of charge to anyone seeking help.

 


 

“Thank you for supporting me in court. You helped me turn my life around. I finally feel free.”


“Diana and her children have been receiving counseling services since June 2010. Diana moved with her children to a new apartment and is looking for a job. Diana shared with the Court Advocate that she feels ‘free’ and is feeling better than she has in years. Diana is also sharing her story through Domestic Violence events because she wants to share with people how beneficial the help was which she received through Safe Harbor.”

Safe Houses Program

Through the Safe Houses Program, we provide emergency shelter and transitional housing for individuals experiencing sexual and domestic violence. In our houses, survivors can access counseling, safety planning, critical care coordination and community resources. These homes offer a supportive, community living environment focused on healing.

To access these services, please call our 24-hour helpline (804) 612-6126.

We provide services to anyone who has experienced intimate partner/domestic violence regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, gender identity or expression, faith, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity and geographic location. Our services are available in both English and Spanish, and all services are offered free of charge to anyone seeking help.


“I came here feeling helpless and left feeling hopeful.”

—House resident

Hospital Accompaniment (RHART)

Regional Hospital Accompaniment Response Team

Through RHART, trained volunteers respond to area hospital emergency rooms to provide advocacy and support to individuals who have experienced sexual and domestic violence.

RHART is a regional collaborative between Safe Harbor, Hanover Safe Place, and the YWCA of Richmond.  Volunteers respond to hospital accompaniment requests 24/7 and connect survivors with community resources and follow-up services.

We provide services to anyone who has experienced intimate partner/domestic violence regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, gender identity or expression, faith, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity and geographic location. Our services are available in both English and Spanish, and all services are offered free of charge to anyone seeking help.


“Thank you, you made a huge difference!”

—Survivor quote


“Advocate was totally awesome with a very difficult situation.”

—Hospital colleague quote

Community Training

Safe Harbor believes that education is a powerful way to help reduce the incidence of sexual and domestic violence. Presentations and trainings are available to increase the community’s knowledge and understanding about sexual and domestic violence, the services provided by Safe Harbor and how each individual has a part to play in creating healthier relationships and communities. The more we are able to educate our community on these critical issues, the greater our opportunity to work effectively towards transforming lives and ending sexual and domestic violence.

To request a speaker, click here.


“It will really help in my career to be educated about these types of programs and know they are out there. Instructor facilitated a great group discussion.”

—Participant quote