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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.

Leadership Team

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

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BUSINESS OFFICE: 804-458-2704
24/7 HOTLINE: 804-458-2840


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