Note from Executive Director

Working for Peace in Our Community

Wouldn’t this world be a better place if all relationships were respectful and healthy?  If we all lived by the golden rule? Sure it would. But this is not the world we live in – yet. Oppression, poverty and a chain of abuse are some of the factors that make life for many people in the New River Valley less than ideal.

The Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley has not lost our hope of a better world. In fact, each day we are actively working to create a peaceful world, one adult and child at a time.

Chartered in 1977, the Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley is the oldest shelter for battered women operating in Virginia. Throughout our years, we have worked to provide services to all individuals experiencing domestic violence and/or sexual assault. We aspire to provide an affirming environment for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, political affiliation or disability.

We provide free confidential programs and services for adults and children who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault. In addition, we provide extensive public education and prevention programs. We are a non-profit human service organization.

The WRC aims to meet the diverse needs of all those affected by abuse. It is our belief that by taking care of the immediate and emergency barriers to fleeing abuse, individuals will become empowered to regain focus on attaining a positive, peaceful future. Our goal is that by providing these services, we in turn help create a community free of domestic violence and sexual assault.