25th Anniversary of The James House


WHEREAS, since 1989, The James House has provided essential support, advocacy, and education to Virginians affected by sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking; and

WHEREAS, The James House provides critical services to people in Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, and Prince George Counties and the Cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, and Petersburg; and

WHEREAS, The James House’s services include a 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter, court and hospital accompaniment, private counseling, food vouchers, and a variety of support groups; and 

WHEREAS, The James House provides critical care to children and teens who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence, LGBT victims of domestic violence, women and men who have experienced sexual violence, and Spanish-speaking Virginians who have experienced domestic violence; and 

WHEREAS, in December, The James House concludes its “The 26th Story” campaign, which has produced 26 videos to educate Virginians about factors that influence domestic and sexual violence, including homelessness, military sexual assault, and elder abuse;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize December 2014 as the 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JAMES HOUSE in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.