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In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Genieve Shelter will be doing a $1 a day challenge for the 31 days of October!

Wish to participate?

  • Make a check payable to The Genieve Shelter and send it to PO Box 1585, Suffolk, VA 23439
  • Make an online donation through our Network for Good and/or PayPal

Help us help those in need and end the cycle of domestic violence!

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?)