The Family Resource, Inc., founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization providing shelter, education, and support services to adults and children who have experienced or been impacted by or exposed to domestic or sexual violence, abuse, or neglect.

 

FRC is an established organization with programs that are comprehensive and multi-dimensional, targeting individuals, families, and the community.

   FRC programs include emergency shelter, Individual Supportive Counseling and Advocacy Program, 24-hour Crisis Hot-line, Community Education & Awareness Program, and Volunteer Program. 

   Our service area includes the counties of Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, Wythe, and the city of Galax.

Services: 

 

  •  24-hour crisis hot-line 800-613-6145
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Individual counseling
  • Support groups
  • Case Management
  • Information and referrals
  • Transportation assistance
  • Court/Hospital accompaniment
  • Legal advocacy
  • Children’s programs
  • Safety Planning

Sexual Assault Services

 The Sexual Assault program offers emotional support and advocacy to adult and child victims of sexual assault and their families. Information on the medical, legal, and psychological aspects of sexual assault are provided. Clients may be seen in area schools or in our offices in Wytheville, Galax, or Marion.

 

Crisis Advocate Companions are available 24 hours a day to accompany victims to the hospital.

  Stalking Services  

    Services are available to assist victims of stalking. Call our 24-hour hotline at 800.613.6145.

  Children's Services  

  FRC offers services to children and young adults who have experienced  or witnessed sexual abuse or physical abuse.

 

 

Advocacy

Domestic and sexual violence are community concerns, and it takes a coordinated response to build a violence-free community. We work in close partnership with multiple non-profit agencies to ensure that our clients have access to all available resources needed to keep themselves and their children safe.

 

We build and develop ideas through collaborative leadership, offering technical and staff support for local task forces. Task force membership offers professionals a forum to address the issues of sexual and domestic violence, network, learn from one another, problem-solve, and develop strategies to improve community response. Membership includes representatives from law enforcement, Social Services, Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Offices, area universities, hospitals, schools and other concerned individuals.

Domestic Violence Services

    The Family Resource Center offers a variety of services to victims of domestic violence.

 

Safety and protection from their abuser is often the most urgent concern of a domestic violence victim. We provide safe temporary shelter for those who need it as well as information, referrals, and advocacy for those who may need to seek a Protective Order or make other legal arrangements. Victims also need a variety of assistance in making important decisions and life changes. To help with this, we provide supportive counseling, referrals, safety planning, goal-setting, court and legal advocacy, and support groups.

 24 Hour Helpline:   1-800-613-6145  

FRC’s Helpline is available 24-hours a day to provide support & information to victims of domestic & sexual violence as well as to their concerned family and friends. Callers can get information about our services, receive appropriate referrals, and most importantly, have a well-trained person to talk to about their domestic or sexual violence situation.  Translators are available for non-English speaking callers. Hearing impaired callers may contact us through the Virginia Relay Service or via TTY.

Education

FRC is committed to spreading awareness about domestic and sexual violence and its impact on not just people who have experienced it, but our community as a whole.

 

We provide fun, interactive, free and interesting presentations and workshops for law enforcement, civic organizations, houses of worship, schools, businesses and many other types of groups. We tailor our presentations to meet the needs of each group.

 

We provide interactive, cost-free workshops for groups of all sizes in order to create awareness of the issues surrounding sexual and domestic violence.

 

If you need a dynamic speaker, informative presentation, training for your staff or group, call the Prevention Education Director at 276.625.0219.

 

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24-Hour Helpline: 1-800-613-6145

Family Resource Center, Inc.

P.O. Box 612 • Wytheville, VA 24382

Administrative Office: 276.625.0219

24-Hour Hotline: 800-613-6145

Wytheville: 276-228-3522 • Galax: 276-236-0364 • Marion: 276-782-1608