Welcome to today’s edition of the V Word!


Joining us today is Tiffany Jana talking about YWCA’s Remember My Name Event on October 30,2014 in Richmond VA. Tiffany Jana is the CEO of local diversity and inclusion firm TMI Consulting. She will be delivering the keynote at the event and will speak from her experience as a domestic violence survivor.

Since 1995, the YWCA of Richmond has been the host of Remember My Name, a memorial service to commemorate the lives of individuals in our community who have died as a result of domestic violence. Remember My Name is a nationwide event honoring victims of domestic violence.


Listen to the episode here

For more information visit the YWCA website here 



Do you need help or information?  Here are some options…

If you have been assaulted and feel comfortable with calling the police, call 911.

If you are not comfortable with talking to the police, but want to talk to someone, you can call  the Virginia Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-838-8238.

You can now text/chat The Virginia Hotline at http://www.vsdvalliance.org/

If you have been assaulted in the last 72 hours you can get a  forensic exam to collect evidence and receive medical care. You can do this with and without reporting to the police. The local hospitals in the Richmond area with Forensic Nurse Examiners are at Medical College of Virginia and St. Mary’s Hospital.

For help with counseling and advocacy, find a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Agency near you . To find a center near you  call the Virginia Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-838-8238.  

Are  you a family member or a bystander and want know how you can help?

Get involved with your local domestic violence/rape crisis agency.  Donate to services that help survivors recover and heal. The Virginia Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline is also available to family/partners/loved ones/ and allied professionals.

Want to share a story or ask a question?  Email me at thevword.radio@gmail.com or tweet me at my twitter account:  @preventviolence.  You can read the transcript for this show and past shows on my blog at www.thevword.org

Today’s host was Carol Olson. The V Word is recorded in the studios of WRIR-LP 97.3 and streamed at wrir.org, The V Word is produced by Carol Olson. Music was created by The Etching Tin