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The Avalon Center has been part of the Williamsburg community since 1978. Since then, there have been a variety of service projects and fundraisers in the community to help support the services that the nonprofit offers to women. (Photo courtesy of Avalon)

Avalon Center Awarded Competitive $475,000 Transitional Housing Grant

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The Avalon Center has been awarded a three-year grant by the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Avalon Center has seen a 50% rise in phone calls compared to last year and attribute the pandemic to the increase in cases. (WYDaily file photo/Courtesy of Pixabay)

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is nearly over, but the struggle continues

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but the issue doesn’t end with that. In fact, since the start of the pandemic, domestic violence cases have...
The Newport News Police Department is the latest locality to enroll in the Text-to-911 program. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Unsplash)

Newport News Police will soon accept 911 calls via text messages

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Residents in need of emergency assistance can soon send a text message to contact the 911 call center. The Newport News Police Department is implementing...
Screenshot of the Newport News Police Department headquarters (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Google Maps)

Newport News hires two domestic violence specialists

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The Newport News Police Department recently hired two domestic violence liaison positions. Cheryl Chavers is now the domestic violence specialist and Neisha Himes is the...
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Child abuse during the coronavirus: No school may mean some children may be subjected to more abuse

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month but as many families continue to be trapped inside their homes, concerns regarding child abuse are starting...
As people are forced to stay in their homes amid the coronavirus epidemic, victims of domestic abuse are finding it more difficult to escape. (WYDaily/Join Base Langely-Eustis)

No escape: Domestic violence cases expected to rise during coronavirus pandemic

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While self isolation during the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) can be stressful for most people, there are those who are stuck in a home with...
The Avalon Center has seen a 50% rise in phone calls compared to last year and attribute the pandemic to the increase in cases. (WYDaily file photo/Courtesy of Pixabay)

The application process for a liaison to help with domestic violence cases in Newport News has closed

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Since posting the job opening last November, the liaison position intended to help with domestic violence cases in Newport News remains vacant. The new position...

From puppy love to abuse: Here’s how local organizations are taking action against teen dating violence

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While some teen years can be a time for puppy love, for more than a few it can be an unknowing introduction to dating...