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Staying Safe While Working at Home During COVID 19

During COVID 19 pandemic, there are resources and help for victims of intimate partner violence

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 While moving classes online and working remotely may help to reduce the spread of COVID 19, it is not always the safest option for survivors of emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse.  OEA is here to offer support and resources to any member of the VT community who feels unsafe working from home.  Read the campus notice from Hokie Wellness and Virginia Tech Women's Center.

Women's Resource Center of New River Valley (540-639-1123) is available 24/7 via phone and web chat as a resource.  The Center has partnered up with local hotels to provide safe shelter space for victims of intimate partner violence.  The Women's Center at Virginia Tech  (540-231-7806) is also available for virtual and phone appointments and could make regional referrals.  Finally, the National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 at 800-799 - SAFE (7233).  You can also discuss your situaiton with our office and we will do all we can to assist.  Contact OEA.  

We invite you to contact our office to discuss your situation.  While we cannot guaranteeany particular outcome, we could assist you with discussing appropriate arrangments with your supervisor, department or instructor.

 Women's Center at Virginia Tech is a designated confidential resource on campus for anyone who has experienced gender based violence, including intimate partner violence.  They serve people of all genders and can be reached at (540) 231-6557.  Other designated confidential resources include the university's Office of the Ombudsperson, Graduate School's Office of the Ombudsperson, Schieffert Health Center and Cook Counseling Center.