Survivor & Victim Support

Survivor & Victim Support

Project Horizon offers services to anyone regardless of race, ethnicity, place of origin, gender, gender identity/expression, age, faith, sexual orientation, or disability. All of our services are free and confidential, and strive to help any and all who have experienced or wish to learn more about sexual and domestic violence.​

24 Hour Crisis Hotline

Call 540-463-2594 to speak with Project Horizon

Are you or the loved one the victim of domestic or sexual violence? Project Horizon volunteers and staff operate a 24-hour crisis hotline to help.

  • All hotline services are availalbe in variety of languages including American Sign Language.

Lisa's House

Lisa's House is an emergency shelter for anyone (all genders, gender identities, and all ages) who is the victim of domestic or sexual violence in the Rockbridge area.

Staff help individual clients connect with local community resources and can assist with arranging childcare, transportation, as well as seeking employment and permanent housing. Support, advocacy, and counseling services are available for adults and children in the shelter.

Child Advocacy Center

Project Horizon hosts a satellite location for the Valley Child Advocacy Center. This CAC location provides a neutral space for child victims of abuse to speak with trained forensic interviewers. Interviews are viewed by a multidisciplinary team of allied professionals who can the collaborate on the case without requiring the child to tell their story to each team member individually.

Legal Advocacy

Contact us to speak with a legal advocate.

Project Horizon’s court advocacy program provides legal support to victims of domestic and sexual violence. A court advocate on staff can provide legal information to clients about reporting, investigations, filing for custody and divorce, as well as civil and criminal court proceedings. Advocates may accompany victims to court dates and appointments with law enforcement officers, the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Court Services Unit, and other legal proceedings and answer questions about those processes.

Counseling Services

To schedule an appointment or register for a support group, contact us.

Project Horizon offers free, confidential counseling for anyone who has experienced sexual or domestic violence. You are able to receive counseling whether the abuse is current or happened weeks or years ago. Counseling is also offered to family members or friends of those who have been abused, as well as support groups for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Creative Counseling

To inquire more about creative therapy, contact us and ask to speak to our in-house Creative Therapist.

Project Horizon offers free, creative counseling. Creative Counseling utilizes the creative process itself to support survivors on their healing journeys. Any creative endeavor asks us to be courageous and trust that we can face the unknown. Creative Counseling provides a gentle, supportive and non-judgmental space for survivors to engage with activities such as painting, weaving, playing/singing music, drumming, ecotherapy (and much more), and no prior experience is required.

Disabilities Service Program

To schedule an appointment or learn more, contact us.

Those with disabilities can be sometimes be the vulnerable targets of perpetrators of violence. To address the needs of survivors with disabilities, Project Horizon has developed a program specifically for meeting the needs of the disabled.

LGBTQ & Minority Survivors

For more information, contact us.

Specialized outreach services and educational programs are offered to LGBTQ survivors, Latina/o survivors and African-American survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Spiritual Counseling

To schedule an appointment or learn more, contact us.

Project Horizon is one of only a handful of centers in the nation to employ a Spiritual Counselor or Chaplain. Domestic, sexual, dating, and childhood violence impacts people on multiple levels, not just physically. Especially for people who are religious or spiritual, perpetrators will use a person’s beliefs against them, such as forcing their obedience, demanding their forgiveness and unearned trust, and/or justifying their own abusive behavior. The impact of such abuse is spiritual trauma. Even when a perpetrator of abuse does not use beliefs against a victim of abuse, survivors often raise theological or spiritual questions (“Why did God let this happen?” “What did I do to deserve this?” “Where was God while I was suffering?” “Does God demand that I forgive my abuser?” etc.) Spiritual Counselor meets with survivors brave enough to ask and engage in these and other questions that line a pathway of healing of mind, body, and spirit.

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