LAWS (the Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter) opened in March 1985 to provide temporary emergency shelter, food and emotional support to women and their children who were escaping domestic violence and abuse. Currently LAWS offers a wide range of direct services to more than 1,500 Loudoun County, Virginia citizens annually. Prevention and education programs are presented throughout the county to reduce the incidence of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Through its programs, LAWS seeks to empower survivors of personal violence so that they may live lives free from fear, anxiety, and danger.
All LAWS services are confidential and free of charge. If you or someone you know, is in danger or emotional crisis because of:
Violence in the home
Violence in a dating relationship
Being an abused or neglected child
Having been sexually assaulted
call 703.777.6552 for information & help.