Sexual Assault Hotline
The Action Alliance operates the statewide Virginia
Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-838-8238
v/tty), a toll-free, confidential, 24-hour service
that provides crisis intervention, support, information,
and referrals to family violence and sexual assault survivors,
their friends and families, professionals, and the general
Each year the Hotline responds to over 40,000 calls. Most
of those calls are answered on behalf of local Domestic Violence
Programs and Sexual Assault Crisis Centers that forward their
local hotlines to the statewide hotline when local staff and
volunteers are unavailable.
The Hotline offers
the following services:
- Information and support for survivors,
friends and family, and the general public.
to local crisis centers, shelters or other
human resource agencies through referrals and by
directly connecting callers to local agencies via
a 3-way calling system.
- Resource packets on a variety of topics
for callers seeking written information.
- Technical assistance to professionals
working with victims and perpetrators of domestic
violence and sexual assault.
- Brochures and other resource materials
in bulk for agencies seeking to distribute information
about domestic violence and sexual assault.
In an effort to make the Hotline accessible to a wide array
of callers, the Hotline employs bi-lingual (English/Spanish)
staff and contracts with Language Lines to provide language
interpretation services for callers; the Language Line offers
interpreters for over 140 different languages.
Hotline advocates are also trained to respond to TTY or Voice
Relay calls from callers who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and
staff includes an advocate from the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community.
For more information on the Family Violence
and Sexual Assault Hotline E-mail Hotline@vsdvalliance.org. E-mail is not a secure form of communication. To ensure confidentiality please call the Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.838.8238 (V/TTY).