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Transitions Family Violence Services Toddler Youth Adult

Information provided by: the Greater Williamsburg Child Assessment Center

The mission of Transitions Family Violence Services is to build safe and healthy families on the Virginia Peninsula. The agency assists adult and child victims through the provision of shelter, counseling, advocacy and education services. We work to increase awareness of domestic violence and provide opportunities for community members to participate in our mission. Transitions’ implements a host of services including a 24-hour hotline; emergency, short-term, and transitional shelter; support groups; safety planning and legal advocacy; information and referral; art and play therapy; and outreach to underserved populations. Transitions’ services are available at no charge.

Shelter Services
Transitions offers emergency, short-term and transitional shelter facilities that provide safe environments for clients to end abuse, develop short and long-term goals, and increase independence and well-being. Our shelter services include, but not limited to:

  • Assessment, adult and child safety planning and intervention services
  • Case Management
  • Employment & Permanent Housing Assistance
  • Self-sufficiency education classes
  • Legal advocacy
  • Supportive Counseling
Children Services (Formerly Called "Protect Our Kids")
Children who witness and/or experience domestic violence experience many harmful effects including increased anxiety and trauma, poor school performance and delayed or impaired social skills. Many of them grow up to repeat the pattern as the abuser or the victim. Child clients are encouraged to develop coping skills and positive behaviors to break the cycle of violence and become healthy, productive adults. Our children services include:
  • Assessment, safety planning and intervention services
  • Art and play therapy
  • Case Management
  • Advocacy with school enrollment and transportation
  • After-school tutoring program
  • Nurturing and parenting education
Legal Services
Transitions offers legal advocacy services to help victims understand their legal rights and civil and criminal remedies to end their abuse. Advocates are available to accompany clients to Hampton, Newport News, and York County/Poquoson courts. Our legal services include:
  • Safety Planning/Lethality Assessment
  • Court accompaniment
  • Referrals and information
  • Attorney Referrals
Counseling Services
Counseling is offered to women and children who may have experienced or witnessed domestic violence. Therapy is confidential and available by appointment. Support Group is offered for survivors of domestic violence. Meetings are held every Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For location and information, please call our 24-hour HOTLINE at (757) 723-7774 or 757-728-0025.

Adults Molested as Children (A.M.A.C) is offered for women every Thursday from 5:00p.m to 6:00p.m. For location and information, please call our 24-hour HOTLINE at (757) 723-7774 or 757-728-2639 ext. 509.

Outreach Services
We help victims of family violence who are formerly sheltered residents or never sheltered residing in the community. Our outreach services include:

  • Legal advocacy and safety planning
  • Support groups (Childcare provided for evening session)
  • Counseling and art therapy
  • Outreach to older abused women
  • Outreach to military families
  • Education to underserved populations (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Hispanic families)
  • Donations & Adopt-A-Family program
  • HoursMon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • Area(s) Served:Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Upper York County
  • Specific Populations Served:Women/children, MV
  • Fees:None
  • Application Process:Call or visit website for additional information.
  • Eligibility Requirements:Please call service provider or visit website to learn more about eligibility requirements.
  • Payment/Insurance Accepted:Please contact provider for accepted forms of payment.
  • ADA Access:Please contact facility for accessibility information.

FAX Numbers

  • (757) 723-2717


  • Please contact provider for languages spoken by staff.
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Record last updated: Apr 29 2022 9:16AM