FAQs on the Coronavirus

In these stressful times, The Women’s Center is committed to both the health and well-being of our clients, staff, volunteers, and community. This page will have the most up-to-date information regarding our operations as well as resources for managing your mental well-being.

This page was last updated on July 23, 2020, at 1:00 pm.

Yes, we are still open!

What are the precautions The Center is taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Is The Women’s Center still having in-person counseling?

Can I have a virtual counseling session?

How can I access domestic violence services at The Center right now?

Are the workshops or group meetings cancelled?

Is the Fall Gala still happening?

How can I support The Women’s Center in a time like this?

How can I take care of my mental health during these uncertain times?

Yes, we are still open!

At present, we are open and available to our clients.

What are the precautions The Center is taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Face masks are required by all staff and clients while inside the building. We have re-arranged office space so that we are only using therapy rooms that offer 6 feet of distance. We have increased cleaning of high-touch areas such as light switches and door handles, and provided wipes to be used by all throughout the day and between appointments. We have hand sanitizer available for use by clients and staff throughout our facilities.

In line with guidance from the CDC, The Women’s Center requests anyone who develops symptoms of cold, flu, or respiratory infection NOT come to The Center without seeking a medical diagnosis and clearance. Clients who have recently traveled internationally should review and follow the CDC’s guidance regarding travel restrictions and self-quarantine as appropriate. If you have traveled to or have come into contact with someone who has traveled to China, Iran, South Korea, most European countries, or any Level 3 country on the restricted travel list maintained by the CDC, we request that you wait until 14 symptom-free days have passed before returning or having contact with our facilities.

Is The Women’s Center still having in-person counseling?

There are a few therapists who are still offering in-person counseling sessions. However, we are strongly encouraging clients to consider virtual counseling.

Can I have a virtual counseling session?

Yes! We have virtual appointments available for both new and existing clients! We have a wide range of virtual services available, including individual, couples, family, and group telehealth sessions! Please leave a message at our Intake Desk at (571) 385-1625 in Virginia and (202) 293-4580 in DC to make an appointment.

How can I access domestic violence services at The Center right now?

At this time, our Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program in Virginia and DC are providing virtual appointments. However, if it is unsafe to talk by phone or video call, our Virginia team can make arrangements in person for emergency cases. DVAC is offering services virtually. Our Break the Cycle Support group is meeting via Zoom. Scroll down to see a list of resources for victims and survivors

Are the workshops or group meetings cancelled?

Our workshops have not been cancelled. They will be held remotely. After registration for a workshop closes (which is typically the day before the event), you will receive an email with information on how to access the presentation virtually.

We are still holding our group meetings virtually for both Virginia and DC programs. We are also still accepting new members for our groups. Email groups@thewomenscenter.org for more information.

Is the Fall Gala still happening?

We are excited to be hosting our first virtual Fall Fundraiser on October 17, 2020. We will be announcing more details soon.

How can I support The Women’s Center in a time like this?

We understand our services are needed now more than ever, so we are doing everything we can to continue our services and remain a beacon of hope in our community. If you wish to help us as we navigate these unforeseen challenges, please consider making a donation to The Center.

How can I take care of my mental health during these uncertain times?

Make an Appointment

We’re dedicated to addressing the diverse needs of women, men, couples, and families through counseling, career, mediation, financial, and domestic violence and sexual assault services.

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Looking for a meaningful way to give back to your community? We welcome your gifts and talents to help us meet our mission. Find out about several different volunteer opportunities that we offer.

Ways to Give Back

We are able to provide accessible mental healthcare through the generous support of individuals, corporations, and foundations. Discover various ways to give back to the community.