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About W.A.V.E.

WAVE is a compassionate advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, providing confidential support and empowerment. Grounded in core values of compassion, respect, and safety, WAVE works tirelessly to create safer, healthier communities through survivor-centered advocacy and prevention programs.


About Us

Welcome to Working Against Violence for Everyone (WAVE), a beacon of hope and support for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Established 1982, WAVE has been steadfast in its mission to provide compassionate advocacy, empower survivors, and prevent violence within our communities.

Our Mission

WAVE exists to support and provide advocacy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and promote relationships without abuse in the greater Petersburg community.

Our Approach

At the heart of WAVE's work is a commitment to trauma-informed care and survivor-centered advocacy. We understand that each survivor's journey is unique, and we tailor our services to meet their individual needs. From crisis intervention and emotional support to practical assistance navigating legal and medical systems, we stand by survivors every step of the way.

Our Values

At WAVE, our work is grounded in a set of core values that guide every aspect of what we do. Confidentiality is paramount, ensuring that survivors feel safe to seek support knowing their information is kept private. Compassion underscores every interaction, fostering an environment of empathy and understanding. We uphold the principle of consent, respecting survivors' autonomy and choices in all situations. Empowered choices drive our approach, as we provide information and support to empower survivors to make decisions that are right for them. Respect is fundamental, honoring the experiences and boundaries of every individual we serve. Finally, Safety is our top priority, as we strive to create environments free from violence where survivors can heal and thrive. These values shape our advocacy efforts, inform our prevention programs, and guide our interactions with survivors, volunteers, and community partners, driving us forward in our mission to create a world free from violence.

Our Impact

Over the years, WAVE has made a profound impact on the lives of countless survivors and their families. Through our advocacy services, prevention programs, and community outreach efforts, we have helped raise awareness, break the cycle of violence, and create lasting change.

Get Involved

Whether you're a survivor seeking support, a community member looking to volunteer, or a donor passionate about our cause, there are many ways to get involved with WAVE. Together, we can make a difference and build a future free from violence. Contact us to learn more.

Thank you for visiting WAVE. We invite you to explore our website, learn more about our services, and join us in our mission to create a world where everyone can live free from violence.

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