is a 19-bed facility available to women and their children
who are victims of domestic violence.
We provide shelter
for residents of Gloucester, King and Queen, King William,
Mathews, and Middlesex counties. We are also available
to women from surrounding communities who are unable to
receive shelter in their area due to overcrowding and/or
The mission of the 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.
In 1997, the 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 Shopping
Center. Thanks to generous donations, the Laurel Shelter was able to open the Thrift
Store in 2003.
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, prevention, 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:
- 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
- Frozen/Freezable Foods*
- Can and Jar Fruit
- Dish Soap
- Powder Dishwasher Detergent