Our advocates understand the complexity of sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking issues. We work continuously toward providing services that reflect the change and growth in our locality in order to keep pace with the needs of our community members. We are accredited by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance to provide cost-free services that foster emotional, social and economic stability.
The James House Intervention/Prevention Services, formerly known as The Survivor‘s Resource Center and The Sexual Assault Outreach Program (SAOP), is a 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to minimize the physical and/or psychological trauma for people affected by sexual and domestic violence through the provision of direct services, while reducing the incidences of interpersonal violence through public education, community outreach, and prevention programs.
The program was launched in 1989 at John Randolph Hospital. In September 1995 the hospital became a for-profit entity when it was sold to Columbia HCA Hospitals. By February 1996, SAOP received its own non-profit status and moved into the community with the John Randolph Foundation. In July 1996 SAOP became fully autonomous and was governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. In May of 2000, SAOP changed its name to The James House Intervention/Prevention Services. Today, we proudly celebrate 25 years of outstanding community service.
By providing mission driven, client centered, culturally relevant services through case management plans, we help clients create outcomes that address life satisfaction, hope and optimism, empowerment and knowledge about issues associated with interpersonal violence and the services available to address these issues. Our ultimate goal is to assure client self-sufficiency and sustainable change through coaching and empowering strategies. We believe that it is imperative for agencies to work in harmony to eliminate duplication of services and to maximize each agency’s resources. As part of the Richmond area regional domestic and sexual violence response collaborative, we're working with other programs to address gaps in services and more fully meet the needs of children, women and men impacted by interpersonal violence.
Domestic and sexual violence are community concerns, and it takes a coordinated response to build a violence-free community. We work in close partnership with multiple agencies and service providers to ensure that our clients have access to all available resources needed to keep themselves and their children safe.
We build and develop ideas through collaborative leadership, offering technical and staff support for local taskforces. Taskforce membership offers professionals a forum to address the issues of sexual and domestic violence, network, learn from one another, problem-solve, and develop strategies to improve community response. Membership includes representatives from law enforcement, Social Services, Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Offices, area universities, hospitals, schools and other concerned individuals.
The James House is committed to spreading awareness about domestic and sexual violence and its impact on not just people who have experienced it, but our community as a whole. We provide fun, interactive and interesting presentations and workshops for law enforcement, civic organizations, houses of worship, schools, businesses and many other types of groups. We tailor our presentations to meet the needs of each group.
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