Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence provides empowerment and support to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through advocacy, counseling, shelter and other assistance.
Some services include the following:
- 24 Hour Hotline: If you are in immediate danger please dial 911.
The Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence maintains a confidential 24 hour a day, 7 days a week hotline for those impacted by domestic violence and/or sexual assault. ESCADV’s hotline phone number is (757) 787-1329.
Through the hotline, advocates provide survivors with crisis counseling, safety planning, shelter and other basic needs. Advocates can also assist by providing referrals to other appropriate community resources.
- Advocacy: The Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence provides advocacy for survivors of intimate partner violence and family violence. To provide these services ESCADV’s staff includes an Accomack County client services advocate, a Northampton County client services advocate, a Hispanic and shelter advocate, a sexual assault advocate and a children’s advocate. (For more information about advocacy for children please view our Children’s Services page.) Advocacy services are available to all survivors, whether or not they choose to utilize ESCADV’s shelter services.
The Accomack and Northampton County Client Services Advocates provide supportive counseling, referrals to appropriate community resources, accompaniment for legal interviews and court appearances, skill development, safety planning, services to address basic needs and assistance in obtaining appropriate safe housing. ESCADV’s advocates are trained in trauma informed care and work with each client to develop a plan to assist them on their path to a safer life.
The Northampton County client services advocate has office space available in Northampton County to serve clients in their local area. All advocates can be reached by calling (757) 787-1329.
- Shelter: The Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence provides emergency shelter for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Shelter is provided in an undisclosed location, in a residential setting. If it is not possible to shelter an individual in our residential shelter, other resources may be able to provide safe housing ESCADV’s clients. While in shelter, individuals will work with their advocate to develop plans for permanent, safe housing.
ESCADV’s shelter advocate, works with the individuals in shelter to maintain the shelter space as a safe environment. This includes regularly scheduled house meeting to discuss any concerns and opportunities for additional skill building.
ESCADV provides safe shelter to men, women and children and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, or age for participation in or receipt of services.
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