The UVa Women's Center acknowledges the valuable work and services provided by these resources:
Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA): 434-977-7273
Operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For victims of sexual assault and adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Shelter for Help in Emergency: 434-293-8509
Operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For victims of domestic violence.
Runaway Emergency Shelter Hotline: 434-972-SAFE
For children under 18.
Virginia Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-838-8238
Virginia 24-Hour Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1-800-552-7096
Region Ten Emergency Services: 434-972-1800
Conducts assessments and can hospitalize. Available 24 hours a day.
Counseling and Psychological Services: 434-243-5150
For non-life-threatening crises after 5pm and on weekends, call 434-972-7004; an on-call counselor will return your call. UVa students only.
Shelter for Help in Emergency: 434-293-8509
Safe house for battered women and their children. Offers counseling, support groups, and referrals.
Salvation Army Shelter: 434-295-4058
207 Ridge Street. General shelter, free meals, day care, job and finance management. Referral for domestic violence must be made through a counselor.
Runaway Emergency Shelter: 434-972-7233
Shelter for children under 18. Children can stay for 14 days. Counseling provided while a shelter resident. (Business number: 434-296-4118)
Child Protective Services:
Albemarle County: 434-972-4010
Fluvanna County: 434-842-8221
Greene County: 434-985-5246
Nelson County: 434-263-8334
Report suspected child abuse or neglect. In operation during business hours; for 24-hour service use the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline.
Child Care Resource and Referral Service: 434-296-4118
Assesses child care needs and offers detailed provider information.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center at U.Va.: 434-982-2843
Students with Children at U.Va.: 434-924-7427
For UVa students with children.
Planned Parenthood: 434-296-1000
Charlottesville: 434-977-0553, 1-800-763-7323
Central Virginia, Piedmont Branch: 434-296-8851
Legal advice and representation, NOT available to UVa students.
National AIDS Information: 1-800-342-2437
Coalition on Eating Disorders and Exercise Concerns
Demand Reality. Demand Respect.
Elson Student Health Center
Gifts From Within (GFW)
A nonprofit organization that is dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. We also have a survivor poetry and art gallery, book reviews, articles, inspirational stories and coping strategies.
Grants for Single Mothers
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center at U.Va.
The Queer Student Union at U.Va.
Students with Children
The Jill T. Rinehart Library at the Women's Center has existed for almost ten years and is currently located at the front of the building. As you walk in the Women's Center doors, you are standing in the library.
Working to fill a niche the large research libraries on Grounds do not fill, the library has focused its holdings on four core areas of interest to all members of the University community. These four "niches" are Eating Disorders & Body Image, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, Women's Health Concerns, and Lifespan Issues. Lifespan Issues include identity (gender, culture, ethnicity, self esteem, emotional IQ), adolescence and puberty, establishing relationships (friendships, dating, sex and intimacy, and community involvement), higher education and career development, family issues (marriage, reproduction, working parents, single parents, divorce, childcare, taking care of the older generation), and aging (menopause, loss of loved ones, grief).
For More Information
If you would like more information on the library resources services or Information Services, call 434-982-2361.
The UVa Women's Center maintains a list of UVa students who provide childcare. This is a very popular resource for community members and University employees. For more information, please call 434-982-2361.
The childcare list is updated each fall and spring semester and can either be mailed to you or picked up at the Center. Through word-of-mouth, the Inter-Sorority Council, and flyers placed around the University, undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to stop by the Center and fill out an application. Recipients of the list will be supplied with the following information on each childcare provider: phone numbers, foreign languages spoken, hobbies and interests, whether they have their own transportation, age preferences, hours of availability, and child care experience. Please note that we do not conduct screening interviews or background checks on any childcare provider listed, and as such the Women's Center is released from liability. It is the responsibility of the parents to negotiate terms and pay rates.
The Women’s Center’s Legal Clinic is staffed by professional attorneys who offer pro bono legal counseling to Charlottesville community members and University employees. The Clinic is designed to provide general legal counseling and information about legal options. During the 2011-2012 academic year, the clinic will be held on the third Tuesday of every month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. For more information and/or to schedule a half-hour appointment, please call 434-982-2361, or email Deeva Shah email@example.com or Megan O'Donnell firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring 2012 Legal Clinic Dates:
February 21, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
March 20, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
April 17, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.