Petersburg’s advocacy organization for domestic violence victims has moved into a new office and hired a new staff member, thanks to a three-year federal grant landed earlier this year. Working Against Violence for Everyone, or WAVE, provides support for survivors of domestic violence, connecting clients to legal help, counseling services and other resources. In the middle of November WAVE moved from Sing Lee Alley to a new office at 102 South Second Street, in the Thompson Building, just down the street from the public library. WAVE also hired a second staffer.

Annette Wooten and Rikki McKay in the new WAVE office on South Second Street

Annette Wooten and Rikki McKay in the new WAVE office on South Second Street

Joe Viechnicki stopped by the new office and spoke with the organization’s director Annette Wooten and new advocate Rikki McKay about the changes.
While WAVE’s office has moved, the online site and phone numbers have not changed. The website is petersburgwave.org (Petersburg wave dot o-r-g), the crisis line is 518-0555 and the regular office phone is 772-9283.