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Advocacy in Virginia 2022

Virginia's Sexual and Domestic Violence advocates are our community's front-line responders to survivors of violence. They provide not only crisis response and shelter for survivors, but also assistance to meet financial, housing, employment, and legal services needs.

With the continued struggles brought on by the COVID-19 global pandemic, survivors' need for critical services from sexual and domestic violence agencies did not wane. Despite being short staffed, having difficulty maintaining 24/7 shelter coverage, budget cuts, and changes in community partnerships and resources, advocates remained on the front lines to meet survivors' needs, maintaining virtual support opportunities, ongoing safety planning, including better understanding the safer use of technology, and building better relationships with community partners.

Action Alliance staff chose to take a more in depth look at the impact of services on the experiences of survivors since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Take a look at the summary report that demonstrates the continued need for the vital advocacy services provided by sexual and domestic violence advocates around the commonwealth.


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