Community Outreach & Education

The Laurel Center staff is available to provide educational programming to local community groups, such as youth, law enforcement, guidance counselors, human service providers, medical/health care staff and church leaders.

Programs are developed for the needs of each specific audience. Past topics have included:

  • Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence Information
  • Responding to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Victims
  • Stalking and Legal Protection
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • And more!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  During those months, The Laurel Center sponsors many community outreach and educational events such as:

  • In April, The Laurel Center organizes a Candlelight Vigil in Front Royal to honor Sexual Violence survivors and those that work with them. Other events include social media campaigns and events in the community.
  • In October, THe Laurel Center coordinates the Candlelight Vigil to remember & honor victims of domestic violence as well as other awareness events.

Call our office line today at 540-667-6160 to schedule a speaker for your next event or to learn about any upcoming community education programs.

Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention

Stopping the Violence Before it Starts

At The Laurel Center, we believe that violence is preventable. We are committed to working toward changing how we understand and stop sexual violence and intimate partner violence. By building partnerships and identifying the strengths and expertise that our partners offer, we have been able to forge solutions. We strive to educate, advocate, and proactively work towards eliminating sexual and intimate partner violence.

The Laurel Center services are open to all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity, ability, national origin, and other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.


P.O. Box 14
Winchester, VA. 22604

24-Hour Hotline: 540-667-6466
Business Line: 540-667-6160
Fax: 540-667-0138

Warren County Sexual Assault Program

24-Hour Hotline: 540-305-1083

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