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 June 23, 2021, at 1:00 pm.

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 who are not fully vaccinated. 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.  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?

YES!  We are working with clients to match them to a therapist proving in-person therapy.  We have a wide range of 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.

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 canceled?

Our workshops have not been canceled. 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.

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?

Mindful Webinar Recordings:

Resiliency and Parenting During Unprecedented Household Disruption

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Learn Body-Based Calming Tools to Enhance Well-Being in A Stressful World

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Living in Gratitude: From Scarcity to Abundance

Impactful Conversations, Are you really being heard?

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Understanding Compassion Fatigue and Steps to Mitigate It

Unilateral Virtue: Staying Grounded in Difficult Situations

The Gift of Gratitude: The Benefits of Gratefulness for Yourself and Others

Positive Parenting: Taking Care of Yourself!


Managing Anxiety and Stress:

Headspace – Free Meditations for Uncertainty

AFSP – Taking Care of Your Mental Health In the Face of Uncertainty

Mindful.org – 4 Ways to Calm Your Mind


Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault:

Women’s Law – Safety Tips

The Hotline – Path to Safety

WSCADV – Friends and Family Guide

The Hotline – Staying Safe During COVID-19

Futures Without Violence – Other Great DV/SH Resources

Domestic and Sexual Violence Services in Fairfax – Staying Safe at Home


Parents and Caretakers:

Gil Institute – COVID-19 Action Plan for Parents and Caretakers

CDC – Talking with Children about Coronavirus Disease 2019

Harvard Health – How to talk to children about the coronavirus

Kids Health – Coronavirus (COVID-19) – How to talk to your child

NASP – Talking to children about COVID-19


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