locationsMission

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.


Location

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

PAYMENT

Services are free to clients - no payment is required.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Nora Butler, President
Angela Artis, Vice President

Kawanna Ward-Hall, Treasurer

Melva West, Director

Valerie Fields, Secretary

Kim Ellis, Director

Donovan Davis, Director

Marleisa Montgomery, Executive Director

TEXT-TO-911 NOW AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENTS OF SUFFOLK 

How to text 911:

  1. On your mobile device, enter the numbers "911" in the "To" or "Recipient" field of a new text message...
  2. The first text to 911 should be short and include the location of the emergency, and ask for the police, fire, or ambulance...
  3. Press the "Send" button
  4. Answer questions and follow instructions from the 911 call taker

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HAND SIGNAL NOW BEING USED DURING COVID-19

How to use hand signal:

  1. Click on this link to see more: LINK 
  2. When virtually talking with a friend, social worker, case manager, doctor, etc. you can use the signal to non-verbally ask for help
  3. The person seeing the symbol should then ask you yes or no questions to get you the best help you need (Ex. Would you like me to call 911? Do you need me to call a shelter and look into services for you?)