About Avalon

A Center for Women and Children

Avalon provides shelter and support to those experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault in the Greater Williamsburg area.

By offering tools for safety, self-sufficiency, and empowerment, Avalon works to break the cycle of abuse and helps create a positive future.

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News / Events

  • Concert and Fun Fest at William & Mary Hall
  • Run, Walk, and Celebrate through Merchants Square
  • New Laws Effective July 1, 2008
  • Significant Changes Made to PERK/Forensic Evidence Recovery Law
  • About Avalon
  • Board of Directors
  • Staff
  • Employment Opportunities

Mission

Avalon provides shelter and support to those experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault in the Greater Williamsburg area. By offering tools for safety, self-sufficiency, and empowerment, Avalon works to break the cycle of abuse and helps create a positive future.

Vision

Avalon seeks to end domestic violence and sexual assault through the collective voice of an aware community.

Values

As an organization, Avalon:

  • Maintains a safe environment for survivors of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault, volunteers, and staff.
  • Treats all program participants, volunteers, and staff with dignity and respect.
  • Provides quality services that create positive outcomes for participants.
  • Actively seeks the input of the people who use Avalon’s services.
  • Promotes a welcoming and diverse environment.
  • Initiates and supports cooperative networks among other service providers.
  • Strives to provide opportunities for employees to reach their full potential.
  • Offers services that make the best use of available resources.

Resources

Community Needs Assessment 2012

Media and Newsroom

2012 Spring Newsletter

2013 Spring Newsletter

 

Board of Directors

  • Arthur W. Bornschein, Sr. Chair
  • Brian Muse, Esq., Vice Chair
  • Victoria West, Secretary
  • Jeffrey N. Clark
  • Paul Freeman
  • Noreen Howard
  • Gabrielle Jones
  • Kelli King, Esq.
  • Richard K. Lodwick, O.D.
  • Lynn Pryor
  • Mark Riley
  • Erna Rodgers
  • Emily Rossiter
  • Melissa Tucker
  • Glenda Turner
  • Barbara Walsh

Staff

  • Teresa Christin, Executive Director
  • Bridget Casey, Director of Development
  • Rena Zrakovi, Business Manager
  • Juanita Graham, Director of Outreach Services
  • Crystal Skeeter-Davis, Grant Manager
  • Susan McGee, Director of Residential Services

In order to keep other Avalon staff from threats from those who have battered women and children receiving our services, their names are withheld from our website. If you need to contact a staff member, please call the main office at 757.258.5022 or our Helpline at 757.258.5051.

Employment Opportunities

Avalon: A Center for Women and Children is an equal opportunity employer.

There are no open positions at this time.

ALL APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE CONSIDERATION WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, RELIGION, SEX, COLOR, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, HANDICAP OR AGE.

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