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
  • 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
  • Crystal Skeeter-Davis, Grant Manager

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.

Part-time Van Driver

We are currently seeking applicants to operate our agency van to transport clients and donated items for our programs. Successful candidates will be dependable and possess a general knowledge of the principles and practices of operating and servicing van, a thorough knowledge of the traffic laws and regulations governing van operation, the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, and the ability to lift at least 25 pounds. Any combination of education and experience will be considered. A valid Virginia driver's license and clean motor vehicle report are required. Hours will be Monday - Friday, 8 am - 11 am. Please email a cover letter and resume or any questions to [email protected]

 

As Needed, Part-time Advocate

We are seeking a compassionate and motivated individual to provide supportive services to adult residents and their children in our communal-living emergency shelter. Applicants must be able to clearly communicate using verbal and written skills and the ability  to communicate shelter expectations and complete required reporting documentation. They must possess crisis intervention skills and the ability to manage and resolve conflict, and should have a knowledge of the effects of domestic violence and sexual assault, and homelessness, especially on women and children. A minimum of a high school education is required, with a degree in human services, psychology, or social work preferred. Please email a cover letter and resume or any questions to [email protected]

 

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

 

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