Fairfax County Domestic Violence Community

Information for Domestic Violence Service Providers in Fairfax County, Virginia

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2014

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Upcoming Meetings

  • The DV Network will next meet on October 21, 2014 from 10-12 in conference room 4/5 of the Fairfax County Government Center.  
  • The DVPPCC (Domestic Violence Prevention, Policy, and Coordinating Council) will next meet on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 7:30am to 9:30am at the Massey A Level Conference Room.  
  • The DV Community 3rd Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, October 6th from 8am to 12pm in the Fairfax County Government Center Forum and Board Auditorium.   


  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)! Dozens of events are listed below for you to support our partners' efforts to raise awareness this month.
  • Emergency domestic violence shelter capacity is one of our community’s greatest needs.  If you haven’t heard of the Artemis House Purple Purse Challenge yet, please visit https://www.crowdrise.com/purplepurse-shelterhouse for more information and to pass along to your friends, family members, and social groups.
  • The Asian/Pacific Islander DVRP (Domestic Violence Resource Project) is hiring an Outreach Program Manager.  Visit: http://dvrp.org/about-dvrp-home/career/ for more information.  
  • The Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) is hiring a staff attorney and trainer.  Visit http://www.nvrdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/2014-Staff-Attorney-Announcement.pdf for more information.
  • The Women’s Center is hiring a DV/SA therapist for their DC office. Please contact Allison Medina amedina@thewomenscenter.org for more information.

Fact Sheets Collection from the DV Network

Check out this compilation of informative fact sheets from the DV Network's Coordination Committee.  Click here for the pdf file, which can be printed as a booklet or as individual sheets on different topics.



Trainings and Events

September 23, 2014:  The Fairfax County Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (OFWDSVS) will be hosting a reception in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) immediately prior to the Board of Supervisor’s Proclamation of October as DVAM in Fairfax County.  The reception will be held in the Government Center’s Conference Center Reception Area, starting at 8:30am, and the Proclamation will be declared at the Board meeting, starting at 9:30am.  All are invited!

September 24-December 17, 2014: The next round (12 classes) of the Fathers In Touch group will be held at the James Lee Community Center (2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042) from 6:30pm-9pm. The program is designed to enrich the lives of children by helping fathers become teachers and role models for their children.  Registration is required; call Champana Bernard or Calvin Robertson (703-324-3611). 

September 26, 2014: BWJP is hosting a webinar entitled Moving Beyond the Wheel: Advocacy and Support for LGBTQ Survivors of Domestic Violence from 3-4:30pm.  Please visit http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=389 to register. 

September 27, 2014: Legal Services of Northern Virginia’s 34th Anniversary Gala, held at Westwood Country Club in Vienna from 7pm to 11pm.  For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Raquel Colon:  703-778-6803 or rcolon@lsnv.org

September 30, 2014: Leadership and Decision-Making: the Me, the You and the We webinar will be held from 1pm - 3pm.  Visit https://ta2ta.org/events/webinars/leadership-and-decision-making.html to register. 

October 1, 2014:  DV providers from DC, MD, and NoVa are combining efforts in a regional DVAM Metro Action Day.  Join your colleagues from across the Metro DC/DMV region to raise awareness of domestic violence at all WMATA metro stations.   Can you please help raise awareness in our community?  We can provide you with the materials to distribute if your agency doesn’t have them.  Please sign up to take a morning or evening shift at the Metro station closest to your home or work:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c49abad22a5fc1-2014/.

October 1, 2014: Vienna Presbyterian Church is hosting two workshops: “Spirituality in Sexual Abuse Recovery” (2pm – 5pm) and “Equipping Parents in Abuse Prevention” (7pm – 9pm). Childcare and a $5 dinner are available.  Please visit http://www.viennapres.org/?id=2658 for more information and to register.   

October 1, 2014: EVAW International is hosting a webinar on the Neurobiology of Sexual Assault from 1 – 2:30pm.  Visit http://www.evawintl.org/WebinarDetail.aspx?webinarid=1009 to register.

October 3, 2014:  ASHA for Women and SABA DC (South Asian Bar Association) will host a Cultural Competencies Conference on working with people from South Asian cultures from 9am-4pm at the Johns Hopkins University, Rockville, MD campus.   Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Visit http://ashaforwomen.org/event/cultural-competencies-conference/ for more information and to register.

October 5, 2014: JCADA’s 5k Event will be held at Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy (13300 Artic Avenue, Rockville, MD 20853) starting at 8:30am. 

October 6, 2014: The Fairfax County DV Community will hold their 3rd Annual Meeting in the Government Center’s Board Auditorium from 8am to 12pm.  Lynn Rosenthal, the White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, is scheduled to speak.  Click here for the invitation.  Join us for breakfast in the forum, presentations of annual awards, and lots of fun and networking!  

October 7, 2014: LSNV will host the Stop the Violence Introductory Protective Order CLE from 2pm-5pm at the City of Alexandria J&DR Courtroom.  RSVP online.    

October 7, 2014: GMU’s Fear to Freedom event will start at 5:30pm in the Student Union (HUB) Ballroom and the Take Back the Night rally will start at 7:30pm at the clock tower.  Visit http://fear2freedom.onmason.com/ for more information.  

October 9, 2014: KAAFA Media Event by Korean Americans Against Family Abuse, 11 am at Mason District Station.

October 9, 2014: OFWDSVS Brown Bag: How to Help a Loved One who is in an Abusive Relationship, noon-1 pm at South County Center, 8350 Richmond Highway in Alexandria, room 219.  Click here for the flyer.

October 9, November 13, and December 11, 2014: Emmanuel Lutheran Church (2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna, VA 22181) will host 4 sessions (Cultivating Compassion; Is There a Purpose for Suffering?; Healing Power of Forgiveness; and Letting Go: The Illusion of Control) on Thursdays from 9:30am-11am.  Pre-register for each session by the Monday prior at emurphy@stmark.org or (703) 281-9671. Fee is $25 per session (cash or checks payable to ELC); part of the fee will support NOVACO/Shelter House.

October 9, 2014 and October 10, 2014: The Goddess Diaries benefit performance will be held both nights at 7:30pm at George Mason University.  For more information, please visit waves.gmu.edu.

October 10, 2014: Chipping in to End Domestic Violence charity golf tournament (benefitting Artemis House) will be held at Laurel Hill Golf Club.  Visit: http://www.cgglawyers.com/golf-charity for more information and to register. 

October 11, 2014: Fashion with Compassion fashion and beauty even to benefit FAITH Social Services, 1521 Dranesville Rd. in Herndon.  Doors open at 6:30 pm and event starts at 8 pm. Tickets are required.

October 16, 2014: OFWDSVS will host a DV Resource Fair at the Inova Fairfax Hospital Atrium.  Contact Heather.Sarmiento@fairfaxcounty.gov or see the flyer for more information.

October 18, 2014:  The Fairfax County Police Department is hosting its annual K-9 Krawl, 9 am, Government Center parking lot C.  5K walk to raise awareness on the connection between domestic violence and animal abuse.  Information and registration here

October 20, 2014:  LSNV will host the Stop the Violence Advanced Protective Order CLE from 3:30-6:30pm in Courtroom 3K at the Fairfax County Courthouse.  RSVP online.

October 21, 2014:  DV Network Monthly Meeting 10 am-noon, conference room 4/5 of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax. 

October 22, 2014:  Stop the Silence, End the Violence Fundraiser 4:30-6:30 pm at Coyote Grill in Fairfax City.   Sponsored by Supervisor John Cook, to benefit Artemis House.

October 22, 2014: OFWDSVS will host a panel discussion entitled “How ADAPT Changed My Life” in the Pennino Building (12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 2203) in Room 200 from 2pm-3:30pm. Click here for the flyer.

October 23, 2014:  Purple Out! Day  Fairfax County is joining a regional group of providers across the Metro DC/DMV area (and across the nation) to PURPLE OUT DMV!  Please wear purple on Thursday, October 23rd and send pictures to Sandy Bromley (text: 571-215-2429 or email: sandy.bromley@fairfaxcounty.gov) for us to post on social media and/or use in future DV community materials.

October 25, 2014:  The Women’s Group of Mt. Vernon will host their 10th Annual Grand Day in celebration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month from 11am -3pm at the Gum Springs Community Center (8100 Fordson Road, Alexandria, VA 22306).  Email womensgroupmv@hotmail.com for free registration (lunch and childcare provided).  

October 25, 2014:  A Night of Hope, Time to Fly Foundation, 6-10 pm.  St. Dunstan's Church, 1830 Kirby Road, McLean.  Information at 1-877-570-9488.  Register here.

October 27, 2014:  A film screening of the HBO documentary Private Violence will be held at George Mason University.  Please visit waves.gmu.edu for more information. 

October 27, 2014Family Abuse Training: What is it, and what can you do about it?  The Women's Center, 127 Park St. NE, room 28, Vienna VA, 6:30-9:30 pm.  Register at 703 281-2657 or here.  

October 28, 2014:  Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Sexual Assault Services will host Take Back the Night at the Annandale Campus.  The Resource Fair starts at 6:30pm and the Rally at 7pm, CF Quad.  Free parking in lot B.  Information here.

October 29, 2014Faith Communities in Action Clergy Training: First Steps for Clergy and Faith Leaders, 9am-noon.  Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike.  Register here.

October 30, 2014: DVAC’s 3rd Annual Open House will be held from 2-4pm.  Fairfax Historic Courthouse, 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 2702.  Information at 703 246-4573.  Tour DVAC as well at the Safe Havens and Stronger Together visitation centers.  Click here for the flyer.

November 4 – 6, 2014:  DCJS is hosting a two-and-a-half-day Virginia Advanced Victim Assistance Training Academy in Richmond.  Visit http://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/victims/VVAA/ for more information and to register.

November 8, 2014: The Women’s Center is hosting an Inspiring Women benefit from 6:30 – 10pm at the Hilton McLean.  Visit http://www.thewomenscenter.org/content.asp?contentid=827 for more information and to purchase tickets.

November 13, 2014:  The Faith Trust Institute is holding a Men’s Role in Ending Violence webinar from 2pm – 3pm.  Visit http://www.faithtrustinstitute.org/training/upcoming-webinars for more information and to register.

November 14, 2014Storytelling that Heals, an event hosted by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance’s Wild Women of Wisdom group, will be held from 10am – 3pm at the UU in Glen Allen.  Visit https://app.etapestry.com/cart/VirginiaSexualDomestic/cart2/category.php?ref=645.0.190268623 for more information and to register.

November 17-19, 2014: The National Training Institute on Protection Order Practice for Attorneys and Advocates, sponsored by the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit, will be held in St. Petersburg, FL.  Please visit http://conferences.bwjp.org/conferencedetail.aspx?confid=83 for more information and to register.

November 19 – 21, 2014: The Virginia Victim Assistance Network’s 2014 Victims’ Issues Conference will be held at the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront.  A detailed agenda, hotel information, and registration is available at www.vanetwork.org and http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139040777.    

December 16, 2014:  DV Network Monthly Meeting 10 am-noon, conference room 2/3 of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax.