“I don’t know how I could have done this without you. Thank you.” – V., a domestic violence survivor Our Counseling Program provides important support and resources to survivors living in our shelters or in our community through: Trauma informed individual counseling and support groups for adults in Spanish and English. Counseling is provided at our community office, safe houses, and at the facilities of our partners Housing Families First in the east end of Henrico and the Sacred Heart Center in Manchester, Individual counseling for children, ages 5 and up, who have witnessed domestic or sexual violence involving a parent or guardian, and teens, ages 13 and up, who are the victim of sexual assault or dating violence, Equine-assisted therapy groups for male and female survivors of sexual violence, and Support groups for incarcerated female survivors of sexual violence at Henrico East and West Jails. In FY17, we served 380 adults and 70 children through our Counseling Program.
Family Violence Shelters and Services
Primary Population Served
When survivors reach out to Safe Harbor, it's often one of the worst days they have ever had. It's the day they chose to go to court, call a number or go to the hospital and share what's been happening in their relationship. It's terrifying. We have the honor of seeing the inherent strength and resilience in each of these individuals. We get to sit with them and hear their stories. We get to witness just how strong they are. And then, we get to move on with them.