VISION: Communities committed to inclusivity, equity, and the just resolution of conflicts.
MISSION: Empowering individuals and communities to live and work together.
Bringing people together is our specialty. FairField Center began in 1982 as the first mediation center in Virginia. It is a registered 501(c)3 organization (under the original name Community Mediation Center). Since its inception, FairField Center has demonstrated that when individuals and groups improve their ability to listen, understand, and communicate effectively and fairly, everyone in the community benefits.
Whether mediating sexual harassment cases, working with families in crisis, facilitating restoration between crime victims and offenders, teaching about bullying, offering dispute resolution during emergencies, crafting communications solutions for business or government teams, or listening to segments of the community in search of understanding, the FairField Center’s professional and compassionate mediation and training programs provide the tools necessary for resolving conflicts, working cooperatively, and building better communities.
Anyone is eligible for services, training, or participation. The Center works with a sliding-scale and pro bono fee structure. FairField Center’s primary service area is the central Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. Services may be provided outside of this area in certain situations.
The Center is a partner agency with both the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County and the United Way of Greater Augusta, and a member of both Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce and Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce.
FairField Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability or age in its employment or activities.