FAMILY VIOLENCE COORDINATING COUNCIL

The Family Violence Coordinating Council is a standing committee of the Council of Community Services. The FVCC is an interagency coalition of professional that include human service agencies, attorneys, legal aid, police officers and health care providers. The members work together to increase the resources available to deal with domestic and family violence.

The FVCC’s mission is to engage professionals in a collaborative and comprehensive response to family violence and to empower our community by raising awareness of family violence* issues and resources.

*Family violence includes but is not limited to; stalking, sexual violence, child abuse, elder abuse, and intimate partner violence.

The FVCC operates with three goals:

  • To improve the knowledge base and collaboration of professionals in the Roanoke Valley dealing with issues associated with family violence through education and training;
  • To increase public knowledge and awareness of family violence issues and the resources that are available in the Roanoke Valley;
  • To strengthen and increase a more diverse network of community professionals serving on the FVCC

Activities

The FVCC meets the first Friday of each month at 12:30 PM at the Council of Community Services.

Help is Only a Phone Call Away

If you know or suspect a family member, friend or work colleague is experiencing family violence, the following resources are available to help:

Emergency: 9-1-1
Available 24/7

Information and Referral: 2-1-1
Available 24/7 – Connecting people with free information on available community resources

TAP – Domestic Violence Services
Office: (540) 283-4813
Hotline: (540) 580-0775

Salvation Army Turning Point
24-Hour Crisis Line
(540) 345-0400

Sexual Assault Response and Awareness (SARA)
Hotline: (540) 981-9352

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
(540) 981-7337

Lewis Gale Hospital
(540) 776-4000

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare
24-Hour Crisis Services
(540) 981-9351

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK (8255)
888-628-9454 (En Española)