Sexual Assault, Dating and Domestic Violence, Stalking
Advocacy and Counseling Resources:
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center
Provides medical services and access to forensic nurses to complete evidence collection (PERK). PERKs can be completed anonymously and are paid for through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund.
Radford City Health Department
This office provides free testing for pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV. They are not equipped to handle emergency situations.
Radford City Police Department
For incidents which occurred off campus, report them to the Radford City Police Department.
The Raft Crisis Hotline
This program of NRVCS (New River Valley Community Services) offers free paraprofessional phone counseling services to the community. Their volunteers provide suicide and crisis intervention, empathy and support, mental health and substance abuse information and referrals to the counties of Montgomery, Floyd, Giles, Pulaski and the City of Radford (including Virginia Tech and Radford University).
Rape Abuse & Incest National Network
Advice on what to do if you or a friend has been sexually assaulted through educational information and phone and online hotline services.
Contact: 1-800-656-HOPE or chat online at RAINN.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is a crisis intervention and suicide prevention tool for LGBTQ youth that offers free online chat services, texting services, and a hotline that is available 24/7.
Hotline: 1-866-488-7386 or Text: 1-202-304-1200
Substance Use and Abuse
New River Valley Community Services
NRVCS offers a variety of substance abuse services available for individuals and families.
Raft Crisis Hotline
The Raft Crisis Hotline is a program of NRVCS (New River Valley Community Services) that offers free professional phone counseling services to the community. Their volunteers provide suicide and crisis intervention, empathy and support, mental health and substance abuse information and referrals to the counties of Montgomery, Floyd, Giles, Pulaski and the City of Radford (including Virginia Tech and Radford University).
Alcohol Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous
To find AA and NA meetings in Radford, Blacksburg, and Christiansburg:
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings located in the New River Valley
Narcotics Anonymous teleconference meeting locator.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.
Visit the NIAAA website.
The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility
The foundations's mission is to promote responsible decisions about drinking and discourage all forms of irresponsible consumption through education, communications, research, law enforcement and other programs.
Visit the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility website.
Mental Health America
Contact for referral to a local affiliate and written information on alcoholism, substance abuse and other mental health concerns.
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education. Call for a referral to a local affiliate and/or brochures and other information on alcoholism and drug abuse.
CDC's Tobacco Information Source Page
The Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is a division within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, which is one of the centers within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The OSH is responsible for leading and coordinating strategic efforts aimed at preventing tobacco use among youth, promoting smoking cessation, and protecting nonsmokers from environmental tobacco smoke.
Visit the Office on Smoking and Health website.
American Lung Association
The American Lung Association (ALA) is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, with a National Office and constituent and affiliate associations around the country. Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, ALA today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.
Visit the American Lung Association website.
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7 support service for anyone in crisis.
Text 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. and be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor.