James House is the only accredited nonprofit organization helping people affected by sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking in the Greater Tri-Cities Region.
This includes the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, and Petersburg, and the counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Surry, Sussex, including Fort Lee. All of our services are trauma-informed, cost-free, confidential, and available in both English and Spanish. We are governed by a Board of Directors who believe in our mission.
To provide support, advocacy, and education for people in the Tri-Cities area of Virginia affected by sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking and to empower them to become healthy, safe, and self-sufficient.
Anna Smith Associate Director Annasmith@thejameshouse.org
Board of Directors
Marie Vargo Chairperson Dept. of Corrections
Nelson Samot Messer, LLC
Betsy Drewry Prince George County
Kimberly Thayer Ashland Chemical
David Parker Atlantic Constructors, Inc.
The Honorable Brenda Ebron-Bonner Central State Hospital
Jim Gallagher Edward Jones
Ruth Anderson Retired State Government
Debra Carey Retired
Ex Officio Board Members
Riley E. Ingram Former Delegate 62nd District of Virginia
Rosalyn Dance Former Senator 16th District of Virginia
William F. “Bill” Gandel Former Prince George Board of Supervisors
Lashrecse Aird Former Delegate 63rd District of Virginia