The Genieve Shelter strives to provide a safe refuge and supportive environment for the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking; provide information, education, and training services that focus on ending the cycle of violence.


The Genieve Shelter serves the cities of Suffolk and Franklin, the Town of Smithfield, and the counties of Isle of Wight, Southampton, and Surry.


Services are free to clients - no payment is required.


Nora Butler, President
Angela Artis, Vice President
Barbara Warren-Jones, Secretary
Leon Walker, Director

Melva West, Director

Valerie Fields, Director

Marleisa Montgomery, Executive Director


Marleisa M., Executive Director
Takesha M., Housing Specialist
Betty M., Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) Coordinator
Michelle H., Shelter Residential Coordinator
Bryce W., Court Advocate/Case Manager 
Trakesha J., Licensed Professional Counselor
Emily E., Resource/Office Assistant
Renee H., Licensed Professional Counselor
Antoinette C., Children's Case Manager/Part Time
Haley R., Program Development Director
Vicky D., Financial Controller
Wendy M., Intake Specialist/Case Manager
Stephania G., Legal Advocate/Case Manager