NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A local nonprofit wants to help domestic violence survivors through art.
The Friendship Lottery will host an art show Saturday, December 21 at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.
The event is called the “I am Queen I am King Art Showcase.”
Local artists will display artwork that represents domestic violence. Author and advocate Teikoa Washington will speak about the connection of abuse to the foster care system.
Keynote speaker Neisha Himes will share her story of survival and inspiration to create the Girls Recognizing Our Worth or G.R.O.W foundation to help others escape.
Proceeds from the art show will go toward to the G.R.O.W. Foundation.
Here are some local and national resources for victims in need of help.
YWCA South Hampton Roads in Norfolk
- Phone: 757-625-4248
- Offers counseling, youth and crisis services.
- 24-hour Crisis Hotline: 757-251-0144
Avalon Center in Williamsburg
- Phone: 757-258-5022
- Offers transitional housing, emergency shelter, youth services, legal advice, and counseling.
- 24-hour Crisis Hotline: 757- 258-5051
Samaritan House Inc. in Virginia Beach
- Phone: 757-631-0710
- Offers counseling, emergency shelter placement, and safety planning.
- 24-hour Crisis Hotline 757-430-2120
HER Shelter in Portsmouth
- Phone: 757-485-1445
- Offers emergency services, court assistance, shelter, employment, housing assistance.
- Hotline: 757-485-3384
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1−800−799−7233