Women's Center at Virginia Tech
Those in the Virginia Tech community who need assistance or counseling support may contact:
- Anthem at 855-223-9277
- Aetna at 888-238-6232
- Kaiser Permanente at 866-517-7042
- Optima Health Vantage HMO at 866-846-2682
When Staying at Home During COVID-19 is Not SAFE
The Women's Center and Hokie Wellness understand that home is not always a safe place for everyone. Find information and resources for prioritizing safety in the home during the current COVID-19 restrictions.
A Message from the Women's Center:
The staff of the Women’s Center is currently working remotely. If you need to access support services, please see the information below. If you have questions about programming and/or general Women’s Center administration and operations, please call the Women’s Center at 540-231-7806 or email Anna LoMascolo. If you need to contact a specific staff member, we suggest you do so via email. Staff contact information is available on the Women’s Center’s staff page. We will be as timely as possible in responding to you. Thank you for your patience during this time.
Women’s Center Support and Advocacy Services
The Women’s Center at Virginia Tech remains dedicated to meeting the needs of all Virginia Tech enrolled students, faculty and staff who have been impacted by gender-based violence and in need of support.
In an effort to protect the health and safety of the Virginia Tech community, the Women’s Center will provide advocacy and support services remotely through Zoom and by telephone. The Women’s Center staff are working remotely and will not be able to provide in-person services at this time.
The Women’s Center staff will email current clients who have scheduled appointments and ask that they confirm whether or not they wish to keep that appointment. Any current clients who do not have a scheduled appointment can call or email their advocate to schedule a Zoom meeting or telephone meeting.
You may call the Women’s Center at 540-231-7806 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to request an appointment or you can email Christine Dennis Smith.
See more information about our Support and Advocacy Services.
If you have an emergency or need to speak to someone immediately and it is not during regular business hours please contact the Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley 24–hour hotline at 540-639-1123.
If your safety is in jeopardy, please call 911.
If you are a student and you are facing a Mental Health Emergency please contact the Cook Counseling Center at 540-231-6557.
Events & Programs
VT Women Connect Directory
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Women's Center Resources
The Women's Center is located in the yellow house at 206 Washington Street (between Draper Road and Otey Street). We are conveniently located adjacent to campus and a block from Downtown Blacksburg.
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- If this is an emergency contact 911
- Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley, 540-639-1123
- Cook Counseling Center, 540-231-6444
- Virginia Tech Police, 540-382-4343 (non-emergency)