VCU Institute for Women's Health




For victims of domestic or sexual violence who need immediate assistance, please call 911 or contact your local Police Department.


NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) | TDD: 1-800-787-3224

Toll free 24 hours a day, seven days a week English, Spanish & interpreters available to translate an additional 139 languages



VCU Police

Emergency #: (804) 828-1234 (Ext. 8-1234 from a VCU campus phone)
Non-Emergency #: (804) 828-1196

VCU Police Victim-Witness Specialist:

Cpl. Tricia Mozingo
(804) 828-6356

If you have general questions about the criminal justice process, even if you are not ready to report, you may contact Cynthia Micklem, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Richmond, at (804) 646-8685 or by e-mailing

Medical Care

Survivors can go to the VCU Medical Center, or other local hospitals, for medical care including STI testing and treatment and pregnancy prevention. A trained forensic nurse is also available to conduct a Physical Evidence Recovery Kit (P.E.R.K. exam). This special medical exam is given to people who have been sexually assaulted to collect evidence that may be helpful in the investigation and prosecution of the sexual assault, if survivors choose to do so.  P.E.R.K. exams are provided at no cost. If you think you may want to report the assault to police, the sooner you have evidence collected, the better.

Within 72 hours: VCU Medical Center's Forensic nursing office, 1250 E. Marshall St., (804) 628-0623.

After 72 hours: University Student Health Services, 1300 W. Broad St., Suite 2200, (804) 828-8828

Forensic Nursing Services

Forensic nursing services are also available at these facilities: St. Mary’s Hospital, Richmond Community Hospital, St. Francis Watkins Centre, Memorial Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Medical Center. To reach forensic nurses at these hospitals call: (804) 281-8184 (Emergency) or Non-Emergency (804) 281-8574.

If you are not ready to report, or are unsure, please consider contacting a confidential counselor or victim advocate for yourself or a friend:

VCU Counseling Services

(804) 828-6200 (Monroe Park Campus) or (804) 828-3964 (Medical Campus)

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To speak with a counselor after hours, call (804) 828-1234 and ask to be connected to an on-call counselor. Services are confidential.


The Wellness Resource Center

To explore your options for reporting, counseling, support groups and other resources, including sexual assault and domestic violence services, you can contact VCU’s Wellness Resource Center (The Well) to speak with a victim advocate:  (804) 828-9355. Services are confidential.


University Safety Case Manager

VCU’s Threat Assessment Team assesses and responds accordingly to any threatening behaviors and dangerous incidents involving students, faculty or staff before escalation to violence. To reach the university’s safety case manager, call (804) 837-8753. For emergencies, call VCU Police: (804) 828-1234.


VCU Equity & Access Services

VCU Equity & Access services leads, coordinates, and supports civil rights compliance, including Title IX, for the university community: (804) 828-1347.




The Greater Richmond Regional Hotline:

(804) 612-6126 | Services are confidential

The Greater Richmond Regional Hotline operates as a collaborative service by five local agencies:

One call to the hotline and you are directly connected to a local specialist who can offer support and connect callers to resources and experts in your area. The Hotline is available 24 hours per day and open to survivors and their support networks to offer information and connectivity to agencies dedicated to empowering survivors.

LGBTQ Partner Abuse & Sexual Assault Helpline:

(866) 356-6998 | Services are confidential. (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

Chesterfield County Domestic & Sexual Violence Resource Center

Office: 308-8265 | Court Advocate -Victim Services: 318-8264

Hanover Safe Place 

Hotline: 752-2702 | Office: 752-2728

Safe Harbor – Henrico County 

Hotline: 804-612-6126 | Office: 249-9470

YWCA of Richmond:

(804) 612-6126 | Services are confidential.

Central Virginia Legal Aid

Legal advice and/or court representation for low-income victims; handles protective orders, custody and visitation, and child-spousal court cases; criminal cases are not taken. Domestic Violence Unit: 648-1012



Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline


LGBTQ Partner Abuse & Sexual Assault Helpline

(866) 356-6998. Services are confidential.
(Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance VSDVAA 

Technical assistance to community-based domestic violence programs and sexual assault centers and other related professional organizations and individuals, directory for statewide domestic violence & sexual assault services, resource and referral network. Training Institute.

Technical Assistance: 1-866-387-3822 

The Corporate Centre
5008 Monument Avenue, Suite A 
Richmond, VA  23230 



National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)

NCADV is dedicated to the empowerment of battered women and their children and therefore is committed to the elimination of personal and societal violence in the lives of battered women and their children. NCADV's work includes coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levels; support for the provision of community-based, non-violent alternatives—such as safe home and shelter programs—for battered women and their children; public education and technical assistance; policy development and innovative legislation.

P.O. Box 18749
Denver, CO 80218-1852
Phone: 303-839-1852
Fax: 303-831-9251

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Since 1993 the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) has been a comprehensive source of information for those wanting to educate themselves and help others on the many issues related to domestic violence. NRCDV Technical Assistance Specialist may also be reached by phone at 1-800-537-2238 / TTY 1-800-553-2508 or email at

Phone: 1-800-537-2238

Futures without Violence (formerly the Family Violence Prevention Fund)

For more than 30 years, FUTURES has been providing groundbreaking programs, policies, and campaigns that empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children around the world. Their vision is a future without violence that provides education, safety, justice, and hope.

Phone: (415) 678-5500

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization, RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

The NSVRC’s Mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.



VCU Health Injury and Violence Prevention Program, Project Empower established a crisis fund that provides monetary assistance and community resources for persons who are experiencing a domestic or sexual violence related crisis.

The Intimate Partner Violence Crisis Fund provides limited funds to persons experiencing a domestic or sexual violence related crisis and who are in need of financial assistance.

If you identify a patient who may be eligible, please contact Caitlin Shiflett (IPV/SA advocate) 804.628.4603 or Pager: 2375

RHART (Regional Hospital Accompaniment Response Team) 
804-612-6126 if the IPV/SA advocate is unavailable

Funds are intended to provide assistance to VCUHS/VCU patients and employees with an aim of assisting survivors and their children to increase their safety and become more independent and to help connect them to community resources and services.

The fund is supported through a grant obtained from the MCV Hospitals Auxiliary of VCUHS.

IPV Crisis Fund Guidelines

IPV Crisis Fund application

For more information:
Caitlin Shiflett
or visit 


Domestic Violence 101 Online Course — NOW AVAILABLE

imageDomestic Violence: Understanding the Basics by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and VAWnet, the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (November 2012)

This 1 hour interactive eLearning module describes the dynamics and common tactics that characterize domestic violence, provides an overview of the scope and impact on individuals and society, explores the underlying factors that allow domestic violence to exist, offers insight into the various risks and choices that survivors face, and shares how to be part of the solution. Divided into 10 sections addressing common questions related to domestic violence, this course will help new advocates, allied professionals, students, and the general public achieve a basic understanding of this complex issue.

Access the course at:





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