Our Mission

The mission of Laurel Shelter, Inc. is to empower victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by providing victim services and to prevent violence by increasing awareness of the impact these victimizations have on all members of the community.

Our History

In 1997, Laurel Shelter, Inc. opened to provide shelter and support services for domestic violence victims. In 1999 services to victims of sexual assault and/or abuse were added and Laurel Shelter, Inc. opened a Sexual Assault crisis center in the Edgehill Town Center. Thanks to generous donations, Laurel Shelter, Inc. was able to open the Thrift Store in 2003.

Our Goal

We are dedicated to assisting victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. We are also committed to reducing incidents of domestic violence and sexual assault in our communities. To achieve our goals, Laurel Shelter, Inc. offers shelter, advocacy, education and support to survivors, legal support, and community education to foster awareness and identification of victims.

The Laruel Shelter relies solely on grants, private donations, and volunteering for funding and operations. To learn more about donating call 804-694-5890. Some items that are continously in demand at the shelter:
  • HE Powder Laundry Detergent*
  • Diapers (sizes 3 & 4)*
  • Baby Lotion
  • Tall Kitchen Trash Bags*
  • Toilet Paper*
  • Paper Towels*
  • Disinfectant Wipes*
  • Water Softener Salt: Morton
  • System Saver II Formula Pellets*
  • Fruit Juice
  • Canned Meats (Tuna & Chicken)*
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Frozen/Freezable Foods*
  • Can and Jar Fruit
  • Conditioner
  • Dish Soap
  • Powder Dishwasher Detergent

Computer Use Warning

Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet and/or computer usage might be monitored, please use a safer computer, and/or call 804-694-5552.

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