Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter (LAWS)/Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice

Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter (LAWS)/Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice Located in Loudoun County (VA), LAWS is a nonprofit providing temporary shelter, counseling, legal services and support for survivors of domestic violence & abuse. We work to reduce the incidence of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
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‘For many Americans, the only real risk they face from having their information exposed would be embarrassment or inconv...
01/22/2020
Opinion | Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy

‘For many Americans, the only real risk they face from having their information exposed would be embarrassment or inconvenience. But for others, like survivors of abuse, the risks could be substantial.’ Follow this link to read more.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/19/opinion/location-tracking-cell-phone.html?mc=aud_dev&ad-keywords=auddevgate&subid1=TAFI&ad_name=INTER_20_###X_###_1P_CD_XX_XX_SITEVISITXREM_X_###X_COUSA_P_X_X_EN_FBIG_OA_###X_00_EN_JP_NFLINKS&adset_name=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2Finteractive%2F2019%2F12%2F19%2Fopinion%2Flocation-tracking-cell-phone.html&campaign_id=23844036818150063

What we learned from the spy in your pocket.

01/21/2020
The Resourceful Woman Thrift Store

Deal alert! Head to The Resourceful Woman Thrift Store for saavy savings and make a purchase that does good. All proceeds benefit our critical mission. Follow TRW’s FB and/ or Instagram page to get all deal alerts!

All books, cd's and dvd's on sale 75% off now through 1/25!

We enjoyed our recent visit from Tony Howard, President of The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, and are grateful to r...
01/17/2020

We enjoyed our recent visit from Tony Howard, President of The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, and are grateful to receive this grant from the Loudoun Chamber Foundation of Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. We're busy today and everyday putting the proceeds to critical use!!

President Tony Howard congratulates Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter (LAWS)/Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice for receiving a grant of $4,000 from the Loudoun Chamber Foundation this year. We thank you for all you do in our community!

Did you know that it's National Stalking Awareness Month? Follow along the Loudoun DART page this month for information ...
01/16/2020

Did you know that it's National Stalking Awareness Month? Follow along the Loudoun DART page this month for information and resources.

January is National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM)! Stalking is a crime in all states. To learn more, please visit SPARC - Stalking Prevention, Awareness & Resource Center.
Continue to visit the Loudoun DART page throughout the month for more information as well.

01/15/2020
Cork and Keg Tours

Thank you, Cork and Keg Tours, for launching this fun Charity Crush opportunity and for spreading awareness of our mission. Go check out their page and learn about their services.

Thanks also to everyone that participated and voted for us!! We appreciate you, our fierce advocates!!

CONGRATULATIONS to Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter (LAWS)/Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice for being the second charity to surpass 50 points in their CHARITY CRUSH campaign! LAWS provides victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse with safety, hope and empowerment services to live as survivors free from the effects of violence.

We are honored that they chose to participate in this campaign and look forward to spreading awareness of their mission and upcoming opportunities to support their important cause. WAY TO CRUSH IT LAWS!

Shoutout & major thanks to Project Linus, Fairfax County Chapter for delivering dozens of beautiful handmade blankets on...
01/14/2020

Shoutout & major thanks to Project Linus, Fairfax County Chapter for delivering dozens of beautiful handmade blankets on this rainy, dreary day that we know will provide immense comfort & warmth to our clients 💜.

We’re particularly fond of the colors in this one. Do you know why we use purple, teal & royal blue?

#loudouncounty #nonprofit

SO. CLOSE. We need your help to win a $500 gift certificate from Cork and Keg Tours (winery and brewery tours in Loudoun...
01/09/2020

SO. CLOSE. We need your help to win a $500 gift certificate from Cork and Keg Tours (winery and brewery tours in Loudoun County)! We believe this prize will raise much needed funds to help us reach our goals in 2020. If you haven't already done so, please go to this link and choose options to help us earn the points we need to win! Thanks to everyone that already did this. We appreciate you!
https://www.corkandkegtours.com/charity-crush-contest

Thank you, Loudoun Chamber Foundation of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties for your su...
01/07/2020

Thank you, Loudoun Chamber Foundation of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties for your support!!

Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce

The Loudoun Chamber today announced that its Loudoun Chamber Foundation arm has selected eight local nonprofit organizations to each receive $4,000 grants to support their work in our community, for a total of $32,000. ✴️ Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter (LAWS)/Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice ✴️ Friends of Loudoun Mental Health ✴️ American Red Cross in the National Capital Region ✴️ The Ryan Bartel Foundation ✴️ Loudoun Habitat for Humanity ✴️ Loudoun Hunger Relief ✴️ Special Olympics Virginia - Potomac Region ✴️ A Place To Be. Full press release: https://business.loudounchamber.org/news/details/loudoun-chamber-foundation-awards-32-000-to-eight-loudoun-nonprofits

Help LAWS win a $500 Cork and Keg Tours gift certificate and publicity! 1. Go to the original post linked below and comm...
01/02/2020
Cork and Keg Tours

Help LAWS win a $500 Cork and Keg Tours gift certificate and publicity!

1. Go to the original post linked below and comment 'crushed it'
2. Complete quick form in this email link:
https://www.corkandkegtours.com/charity-crush-contest
3. Share with your networks!

Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter (LAWS)/Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice

CHARITY CRUSH- if you support this charity, comment CRUSHED IT under this post, and be sure that you complete the engagement form at the link below to generate points! https://www.corkandkegtours.com/charity-crush-contest

Thank you to all our supporters!! Your financial support, volunteer time, donations, likes/comments/shares here on socia...
12/28/2019

Thank you to all our supporters!! Your financial support, volunteer time, donations, likes/comments/shares here on social media all make our mission possible. 💜

We have so many amazing volunteers at LAWS and  The Resourceful Woman Thrift Store that we're grateful for. Help us cong...
12/27/2019
The Resourceful Woman Thrift Store

We have so many amazing volunteers at LAWS and The Resourceful Woman Thrift Store that we're grateful for. Help us congratulate Joanne by hopping over to The Resourceful Woman Thrift Store's FB post below, reading the article, and giving the post a 'like' or 'comment'.

We are so proud and happy for our volunteer Joanne S. Lawton on her retirement from the Washington Business Journal!

Last call! VOTE LAWS today for Loudoun Times-Mirror's Best of Loudoun Contest, then SHARE this post. We'd appreciate it ...
12/27/2019
Vote now in Best of Loudoun!

Last call! VOTE LAWS today for Loudoun Times-Mirror's Best of Loudoun Contest, then SHARE this post. We'd appreciate it as we're on a mission to ensure EVERYONE in Loudoun County is aware of our mission to provide victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse with safety, hope, and empowerment services to live as survivors free from the effects of violence.

https://northernvatimes.secondstreetapp.com/Best-of-Loudoun-Nominations-2020/gallery/197223547/?fbclid=IwAR0ptCK-1ChZ67Fipl_wREOp_mDagHxN26yVkxDIsTtQNTjhsweXGdJ5CC4

Vote for your favorites once a cay now through December 27!

We’re filled with gratitude after Robin Sullivan of Paul Davis Restoration just delivered a $5,000 donation from The Bui...
12/23/2019

We’re filled with gratitude after Robin Sullivan of Paul Davis Restoration just delivered a $5,000 donation from The Builders Foundation to support The Loudoun Child Advocacy Center (LCAC). Did you know we served 267 victims of child abuse last year through the LCAC? This important work is not possible without generous donations like this one received today that will go far to help so many children. Thank you to everyone involved!! 🎄💜

If you want to learn more about the LCAC and it's tremendous impact, go here:
https://loudouncac.org/

Thanks so much, IT Cadre, for making these family’s Christmas mornings and the days to come a lot brighter!! 🎄💜
12/21/2019

Thanks so much, IT Cadre, for making these family’s Christmas mornings and the days to come a lot brighter!! 🎄💜

It’s the Giving Season at IT Cadre

IT Cadre is proud to once again participate in the LAWS Adopt A Family Program

About LAWS: Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter (LAWS)/Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice provides free, confidential services to adults and children who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. They operate a 24-hour domestic violence and sexual assault crisis hotline staffed by trained advocates and volunteers. For more about LAWS visit their website: http://www.lcsj.org/

Thank you to the IT Cadre Team for fulfilling all three families wishlist items and making the holidays a little brighter for those in need.

What will you do the last 10 days of 2019? Comment below with how you're closing out your goals and finishing off your y...
12/20/2019

What will you do the last 10 days of 2019? Comment below with how you're closing out your goals and finishing off your year.

TAKE ONE LAST ACTION IN 2019 TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

As 2019 is coming to a close, end it feeling great by helping others through a gift to LAWS today: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/lcsjlaws

We're so grateful for all the year end (and all year round) support!!

Thanks to all the smart shoppers using Amazon Smile to benefit LAWS. We just got notified we should receive a quarterly ...
12/19/2019

Thanks to all the smart shoppers using Amazon Smile to benefit LAWS. We just got notified we should receive a quarterly donation soon and it made our day!! P.S. Don't forget to use this hack when you're ordering all those last minute holiday gifts, and year round!!

Help us give a big shout and thanks to Sophie Romano, Catie Romano, and their family for their generous Christmas stocki...
12/18/2019

Help us give a big shout and thanks to Sophie Romano, Catie Romano, and their family for their generous Christmas stocking donation. Our day was brightened when they delivered them to our Community Center, and we know our clients will get extra joy from them this holiday season.

It might be cold outside, but our hearts are extra warm after Jerry Berman of M/I Homes, Inc. delivered a car load of di...
12/16/2019

It might be cold outside, but our hearts are extra warm after Jerry Berman of M/I Homes, Inc. delivered a car load of diapers on behalf of HomeAid Northern Virginia this morning. LAWS & our clients are very appreciative of your generosity!!

P.S. We frequently update our 'wish lists' on our website based off our clients' needs. You can always check it out here: http://www.lcsj.org/shelter-lists/

Did you know that you can make a gift online to LAWS in honor of someone? We've been so inspired by thoughtful gifts  ma...
12/13/2019

Did you know that you can make a gift online to LAWS in honor of someone? We've been so inspired by thoughtful gifts made to LAWS dedicated by a mother to her adult children, by one colleague to another, and many in honor of the brave women and mothers in our donor's lives. You can honor someone you care about today through a gift to LAWS here: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/lcsjlaws

Fill out the box 'I want my donation to be dedicated:' and optionally check 'Please send an acknowledgement to the individual or organization to whom I am dedicating my donation'

Thank you so much to @LoudounMedicalGroup for the wonderful donation to LAWS again this year.  This $10,000 helps us pro...
12/08/2019

Thank you so much to @LoudounMedicalGroup for the wonderful donation to LAWS again this year. This $10,000 helps us provides critical crisis services to adults and children who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault. Thank you all so much for your continuous support of LAWS and our clients! Happy Holidays!

LAWS was featured as one of "22 Washington-Area Charities Where a Donation of Any Size Has Impact," published in Washing...
12/05/2019
22 Washington-Area Charities Where a Donation of Any Size—Even $50—Has Impact

LAWS was featured as one of "22 Washington-Area Charities Where a Donation of Any Size Has Impact," published in Washingtonian's December issue. From the article:

'$100 can buy gas gift cards for 20 survivors of domestic violence, through Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS)'

Read all about it here: https://www.washingtonian.com/2019/12/02/22-washington-area-charities-where-a-donation-of-any-size-even-50-has-impact

Make your $100 high impact donation online today: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/lcsjlaws

#featuredinwashmag

’Tis the season to give.

You know that feeling when you put on a freshly clean bathrobe whether it be at a spa, a hotel or in your own home? The ...
12/05/2019

You know that feeling when you put on a freshly clean bathrobe whether it be at a spa, a hotel or in your own home? The warmth, the coziness, the comfort? Sierra Massage Therapy wants everyone to be able to have that feeling so they are accepting new robes to donate to LAWS. Bring in a robe to your next session and get 10% off your service.

You know that feeling when you put on a freshly clean bathrobe whether it be at a spa, a hotel or in your own home? The warmth, the coziness, the comfort? We want everyone to be able to have that feeling so we are accepting new robes at Sierra Massage Therapy to donate to Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter (LAWS)/Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice this holiday season. Bring in new women’s and children’s robes to your next session and get 10% off your service. Thank you for your support!

Thank you so much to Loudoun Empty Bowls for your amazing generosity!  The Loudoun Empty Bowls event is not only a wonde...
12/04/2019
Empty Bowls Contributes to LHR, LAWS - Loudoun Now

Thank you so much to Loudoun Empty Bowls for your amazing generosity! The Loudoun Empty Bowls event is not only a wonderful event to attend, but the donation of proceeds to LAWS feeds all clients in our shelter for a year! We are able to purchase healthy meals and snacks so that clients in shelter do not have to worry about food during such a traumatic time. Thank you all so very much for supporting LAWS as well as Loudoun Hunger Relief!

The 2019 Loudoun Empty Bowls event, held Sept. 26 at Stone Tower Winery, raised $37,500 to support Loudoun Hunger Relief

Last call! When you support LAWS, you support victims of domestic and sexual violence so they may live lives free from f...
12/04/2019

Last call! When you support LAWS, you support victims of domestic and sexual violence so they may live lives free from fear, anxiety, and danger through confidential and free services. Donate now before #GivingTuesday is over: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/lcsjlaws

We envision a community that is free of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Help make that possible thro...
12/04/2019

We envision a community that is free of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Help make that possible through your donation to LAWS on #GivingTuesday here: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/lcsjlaws

Thank you to everyone that donated to LAWS this #GivingTuesday! Every dollar helps us provide a night of shelter for a v...
12/04/2019

Thank you to everyone that donated to LAWS this #GivingTuesday! Every dollar helps us provide a night of shelter for a victim fleeing danger; a counseling session for a child who has been sexually abused; or an appointment with a lawyer to help a victim of domestic violence with a protective order.
P.S. If you haven’t had a chance to donate or share with your connections, you can still do so here: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/lcsjlaws

Our mission is to provide victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse with safety, hope, and empowermen...
12/03/2019

Our mission is to provide victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse with safety, hope, and empowerment services to live as survivors free from the effects of violence. We’re so grateful to our donors and supporters who make that possible. This #GivingTuesday, help spread the word by sharing why you support LAWS and invite others to join you! https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/lcsjlaws

We’re so grateful for all our supporters! Your donation of any amount today on #GivingTuesday will provide safety, hope,...
12/03/2019

We’re so grateful for all our supporters! Your donation of any amount today on #GivingTuesday will provide safety, hope, and empowerment services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/lcsjlaws

Wow! It’s been a busy day here at LAWS, but it’s not over yet and our #GivingTuesday campaign is still going strong! We ...
12/03/2019

Wow! It’s been a busy day here at LAWS, but it’s not over yet and our #GivingTuesday campaign is still going strong! We need all the support! If you haven’t already, you can donate now. Then, share share share with your networks! https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/lcsjlaws

$2,000 will gift empowerment to break the cycle of violence for our next generation through violence prevention classes ...
12/03/2019

$2,000 will gift empowerment to break the cycle of violence for our next generation through violence prevention classes in our public classes. A donation of any amount today on #GivingTuesday will provide safety, hope, and empowerment services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/lcsjlaws

$750 will gift a safe space for empowerment and healing through a life changing 10 week sexual assault support group.  A...
12/03/2019

$750 will gift a safe space for empowerment and healing through a life changing 10 week sexual assault support group. A donation of any amount today on #GivingTuesday will provide safety, hope, and empowerment services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Give here and share: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/lcsjlaws

Our community is AMAZING! The day is halfway gone. While we’ve made serious progress on our fundraising, that doesn’t me...
12/03/2019

Our community is AMAZING! The day is halfway gone. While we’ve made serious progress on our fundraising, that doesn’t mean we’re planning on stopping anytime soon. There’s still time for you to jump on board and make a difference this #GivingTuesday! https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/lcsjlaws

$325 will gift empowerment via forensic interview in a comfortable, private, child-friendly safe space for a child sexua...
12/03/2019

$325 will gift empowerment via forensic interview in a comfortable, private, child-friendly safe space for a child sexual abuse victim recently traumatized. A donation of any amount today on #GivingTuesday will provide safety, hope, and empowerment services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Give here and share with your family, friends, and colleagues: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/lcsjlaws

$1,000 will gift hope and recovery at 10 counseling sessions for a survivor or a child who lived through terrifying viol...
12/03/2019

$1,000 will gift hope and recovery at 10 counseling sessions for a survivor or a child who lived through terrifying violence. A donation of any amount today on #GivingTuesday will provide safety, hope, and empowerment services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/lcsjlaws

$100 will gift safety in a warm bed at our undisclosed emergency shelter for one night for a victim escaping a violent s...
12/03/2019

$100 will gift safety in a warm bed at our undisclosed emergency shelter for one night for a victim escaping a violent situation. A donation of any amount today on #GivingTuesday will provide safety, hope, and empowerment services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/lcsjlaws

With everyone’s help last year, we raised over $8,000 on #GivingTuesday that allowed LAWS to serve 1,243 individuals thr...
12/03/2019

With everyone’s help last year, we raised over $8,000 on #GivingTuesday that allowed LAWS to serve 1,243 individuals through direct services including our emergency shelter, counseling, advocacy, and legal services last year. Help us make a bigger impact. We can’t do it without you!
https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/lcsjlaws

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105 E Market St
Leesburg, VA
20176-3112

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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