Healthcare providers have a unique opportunity to screen for Intimate Partner Violence. The film “Ask Me” demonstrates the importance of Universal Screening which has been proven to be effective and save lives. Listen to the WFVA radio interview: Empowerhouse discusses “Ask Me”. Watch the film now on Youtube: “Ask Me”.
Thank you Wilderness Run Vineyards for hosting an all day festival during Domestic Violence Awareness Month benefitting Empowerhouse!
kybecca Empowers the Fredericksburg Community
As the only accredited domestic violence resource in the greater Fredericksburg area, Empowerhouse addresses the needs of those who suffer in silence by providing emergency shelter, housing, court advocacy services, counseling for both survivors and their children, employment supports, and assistance in getting back on the path to safety, dignity, respect and hope. The demand for the services of Empowerhouse have unfortunately been growing – with a 76% increase in the number of women and children housed since 2009.
Beginning March 13th, thanks to the generosity of Rebecca and Matt Thomas, kybecca will feature on its menu the Pretty in Pink Cocktail. kybecca wants to help raise awareness of this critical need in our community in a delicious way. Every time a Pretty in Pink cocktail is ordered, kybecca will donate $1 to Empowerhouse. With the help of our local community, we can continue to grow so that no one in need is ever turned away.
|Empowerhouse has been gifted
with a second transition house!
Empowerhouse owns a new house thanks to the Sunshine Lady Foundation. As of April 25, 2013, due in large part to many generous donations, the new Empowerhouse Transition House is now open and serving families. Call and talk with Kathy if you are able to provide a financial contribution to help keep the house running or use our Donate button on the right margin.
Rappahannock Council on Domestic Violence has changed its name to Empowerhouse, Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence. We are celebrating this effort to help survivors move beyond victimization to healing and empowerment.
The mission, to empower survivors of domestic violence and their children to believe in themselves and build new lives filled with dignity, respect, safety and hope; and vision: to create a diverse network of community members working together to promote safe relationships, homes and communities, remain the same. [from the May 15 2012 press release]
Empowerhouse Public Outreach Office, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Located at 4700 Harrison Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408 Phone 540-373-9372
Postal address P.O. Box 1007, Fredericksburg, VA 22402
Free Confidential Assistance and Information, 24 hours a day
Hotline 540-373-9373, toll free 1-877-734-7238