Since 1982, Project Horizon has served victims of domestic, dating, and sexual violence. What began as the vision of a small group of women around a kitchen table has grown into a comprehensive, accredited program serving the people of the Rockbridge community. From working directly with survivors and victims to providing education and violence prevention programs, Project Horizon is a recognized leader in efforts locally and statewide to address the pervasive problem of domestic and sexual violence.
We offer services to anyone regardless of race, ethnicity, place of origin, gender, gender identity/expression, age, faith, sexual orientation, or disability. All of our services are free and confidential, and strive to help any and all who have experienced or wish to learn more about sexual and domestic violence.
Volunteers and staff operate a 24-hour crisis hotline for victims of domestic and sexual violence and those who care about them at 463-2594. TTY services are available for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing. Translation services (through AT&T language lines) are available for non-English speaking callers.
Project Horizon has been recognized by many for its education and outreach programs, specifically its elementary, middle, and high school programs here in the Rockbridge area. Focused on prevention, these programs are available free of charge to the local community, civic organizations, schools from preschool to high, local universities and colleges, allied professionals, local businesses, or any group that wishes to learn more about what we do, or more about the subjects surrounding domestic and sexual violence. If you wish to collaborate with Project Horizon for an event, schedule an event, or schedule a presentation, contact a member of the outreach team at (540) 463-7861.
Project Horizon offers free, confidential counseling for anyone who has experienced sexual or domestic violence. You are able to receive counseling whether the abuse is current or happened weeks or years ago. Counseling is also offered to family members or friends of those who have been abused, as well as support groups for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. To schedule an appointment with one of our two counselors on staff, or register for a support group, call us at (540) 463-7861.
Project Horizon’s court advocacy program provides support to victims of domestic and sexual violence. The court advocate can provide legal information to clients about reporting, investigations, filing for custody and divorce, as well as civil and criminal court proceedings. Advocates may accompany victims to court dates and appointments with law enforcement officers, the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Court Services Unit, and other legal proceedings and answer questions about those processes.
To speak with our legal advocate, call 463-7861.
People with disabilities can be a very vulnerable population, targeted by perpetrators of violence. In order to address the special needs of survivors with disabilities, Project Horizon has developed a program specifically for meeting the needs of this population.
To make an appointment or learn more about this program, contact our Disabilities Services Coordinator at 463-7861.
Lisa’s House is our emergency shelter for anyone (all genders, or gender identities, all ages) who is a victim of domestic violence in the Rockbridge area. Staff is available to help individual clients connect with local community resources, and can assist with their needs in arranging childcare, transportation, as well as seeking employment and permanent housing. Support, advocacy, and counseling is available for adults and children residing in the shelter.
Volunteers play an important role here at Project Horizon, from answering our 24- hotline to working with staff on special projects. A 32 hour training is administered, focusing on the issues of domestic and sexual violence, as well as crisis intervention. These trainings are offered three times a year. Internship opportunities are also available to qualifying candidates. For more information about volunteering here at Project Horizon or to register for the next training, call our Volunteer Coordinator at (540) 463-7861.