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Franklin County Virginia Family Resource Center and Shelter

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Domestic Violence Program

The FRC Domestic Violence Program offers the services of Crisis Intervention, Safety Planning, Information and Referrals, Case Management, Support Groups, Danger Assessments, DV Education/knowledge to strengthening the family, build resiliency in the child/parent/family for a healthier lifestyle and self empowerment. This program also includes an emergency shelter for women, women and their children, men, men and their children, whom are victims of domestic violence, if needed.

Client Eligibility For Emergency DV Shelter

The following are basic guidelines of eligibility for admission into the shelter:

• Be a victim of domestic violence or at risk of abuse (18 or older) and their children. This includes: physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, and psychological abuse. 
• If needed, the client must obtain medical attention before being admitted into the shelter. Staff may meet the client, in the emergency room, if needed.
• Agree, in writing, to follow the Resident Responsibilities. (This includes a confidentiality statement.)

Confidentiality Statement

    All clients of the Family Resource Center retain rights guaranteed to them by the Virginia Statute 63-104.1 and all appropriate state and federal laws. Staff and volunteers will treat all clients with respect for basic human dignity and follow sound principles of human growth and development. Family Resource Center encourages client self-determination and self-empowerment.

    All communication between the client and staff or volunteers (records, verbal discussion, written messages) is confidential. Though members of the Family Resource Center team may discuss details of a client’s case in order to provide effective services, no information will be disclosed to outside persons or agencies.

    Seven exceptions exist to this policy of confidentiality:

  1. When a crime occurs on The Franklin County Family Resource Center’s property and it has been determined that law enforcement should be involved;
  2. Emergencies which are life threatening or could result in serious bodily harm to an identified person;
  3. When a mandatory reporter, as defined in the Virginia Code, is employed by The Franklin County Family Resource Center and has been given reason to suspect child abuse or neglect;
  4. When a mandatory reporter, as defined in the Virginia Code, is employed by The Franklin County Family Resource Center and has been given reason to suspect the abuse, neglect and/or exploitation of an incapacitated adult over 18 years or an adult aged 60 and over;
  5. When an Adult Family Violence Fatality Review Team established under Virginia Code section 32.1-283.3 requests information after the death of a service participant for the purpose of preventing future incidents of family violence.  The confidentiality of this information must be protected by the Fatality Review Team members, individually and collectively.
  6. Subpoenas, warrants or service of legal documents.
  7. Client gives written consent for the release of information.


Franklin County Family Resource Center
PO Box 188 • Rocky Mount, VA • 540-483-5088 (TTY available)