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The purpose of The Family Crisis Intervention Center is to advocate and support social change that will result in non-violent relationships, homes, and communities. To achieve this social change, the Center provides public education, direct services, and programs related to the issues of domestic and sexual violence.

Service area: Services are provided in the West Virginia counties of Calhoun (Grantsville), Jackson (Ripley), Pleasants (St. Mary’s), Ritchie (Harrisville), Roane (Spencer), Tyler (Middlebourne), Wirt (Elizabeth) and Wood (Parkersburg). The Correctional facilities we provide direct services to are located in Pleasants County (St. Mary’s Correctional Facility) and Wood County (Lorie Yeager Juvenile Detention Center and Parkersburg Correctional Center).
Works with: We provide services to all survivors of sexual assault and survivors’ family and friends. We provide services to men, women, youth, and transgender survivors.
Services for Survivors During Incarceration Include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline, by mail or by email; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; court accompaniment and legal accompaniment for sexual assault cases; in-person services such as counseling or support groups at local jails, youth detention centers, and/or prisons; and/or information and referrals.
Services for Survivors After Release Include: Information and referral, support group if requested, crisis advocacy, case management and legal advocacy.
Services for Loved Ones Include: All of the above.
Fees: Free

address

P.O. Box 695
Parkersburg, WV 26102

Office

304-428-2333

24 hour hotline

1-800-794-2335

Accept Collect Calls: Yes
email

eelarkins@suddenlink.net

website

fcihaven.org

Hope, Inc. is a private, non-profit agency that offers shelter and confidential support services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking as well as their family and friends.

Service area: Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Marion Counties and Honey Rubenstein Juvenile Center.
Works with: All survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and their friends and family.
Services for Survivors During Incarceration Include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for Survivors After Release Include: All of the above, as well as individual and group counseling; emergency shelter; transportation assistance; childcare; advocacy; and other support services.
Services for Loved Ones Include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Able to serve clients of multiple different languages through interpreters.

address

P.O. Box 626
Fairmont, WV 26555

24-hour Office/hotline

(304) 367-1100

Accept Collect Calls: Yes
email

hopeinc@hopeincwv.org

website

facebook.com/HOPE.Inc.WV/

Family Refuge Center is a community-based, non-profit organization committed to ending physical, emotional and sexual abuse in Southeastern West Virginia.

Service area: Greenbrier, Monroe, Pocahontas and Mercer Counties.
Works with: All survivors of sexual assault, their family and friends.
Services for Survivors During Incarceration Include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; in-person crisis counseling, by arrangement; community education for prisoners at FPC Alderson, Denmar Correctional Center and Gene Spadaro Juvenile Center; information; and referrals.
Services for Survivors After Release Include: Crisis intervention; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; short-term crisis counseling; peer-led support groups; emergency shelter; information; and referrals.
Services for Loved Ones Include: Crisis intervention; short-term crisis counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

address

P.O. Box 249
Lewisburg, WV 24901

Office

(304) 645-6334

24-hour hotline

844-340-9101

Accept Collect Calls: Yes
email

frc@familyrefugecenter.org

website

familyrefugecenter.org

Women’s Resource Center is a private, non-profit agency that provides services for victims, survivors and witnesses of domestic violence and sexual violence. The Women’s Resource Center is committed to the elimination of personal, institutional, and cultural violence against women, children, and men regardless of their race, creed, age, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.  By developing strong community support and a professional program, Women’s Resource Center provides safety and quality emergency intervention, advocacy, prevention and educational services for victims and witnesses of domestic and/or sexual violence.  Women’s Resource Center works for systemic changes and changes in public attitudes to assure and empower families with options for building lives free of violence.

Service area:  Raleigh, Fayette, Summers, and Nicholas counties in southern West Virginia.
Works with: Survivors of sexual assault and their families.
Services for Survivors During Incarceration Include: Crisis intervention via the confidential 24-hour hotline, hospital advocacy/accompaniment during forensic examinations, information and referral.
Services for Survivors After Release Include: 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention; advocacy; counseling, support groups, legal, personal and systems advocacy, information and referrals.
Services for Loved Ones Include: 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention; advocacy; counseling, support groups, legal, personal and systems advocacy, information and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: For survivors convicted of sex crimes, WRC will make alternative referrals for the provision of on-going services.

Main Office

P.O. Box 1476
Beckley, WV 25802

Office/Hotline

(304) 255-2559

24-hour toll-free hotline

(888) 825-7836

Accept Collect Calls: Yes
email

help@wrcwv.org

website

wrcwv.org

Women’s Aid in Crisis (WAIC) is a private, non-profit organization that provides comprehensive services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in a six-county area.

Service area: Barbour, Braxton, Randolph, Tucker, Upshur, and Webster county.
Works with: All survivors of sexual assault, their friends and family.
Services for Survivors During Incarceration Include: Crisis intervention via the hotline (M-F 8:30-4:00pm); hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for Survivors After Release Include: All of the above, as well as counseling referrals; support groups; emergency shelter; and a cell phone program for survivors in imminent danger.
Services for Loved Ones Include: Crisis intervention; counseling referrals; and information.
Fees: Free.
Additional Information: Does not serve sex offenders or domestic violence offenders.

 

address

P.O. Box 2062
Elkins, WV 26241

24-hour Office/hotline

(304) 636-8433

24-hour toll-free hotline

(800) 339-1185

Accept Collect Calls: Yes, with prior approval
email

waic@meer.net

website

waicwv.com

FRIS is West Virginia’s state sexual assault coalition and is comprised of the state’s rape crisis centers. FRIS works with allied professionals to strengthen services and develop intervention and prevention programs to address sexual violence, stalking and dating violence.

Works with:  Rape crisis centers, allied professionals and organizations in West Virginia.
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information and referrals to the nearest rape crisis center via phone or by mail and a directory of affiliated rape crisis centers on the FRIS website.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free.

address

112 Braddock St.
Fairmont, WV 26554

Office

(304) 366-9500

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST
Accept Collect Calls: No
email

wvfris@frontier.com

website

fris.org

The Tri-State AIDS Task Force is a non-profit community-based organization that strives to educate, nurture, and empower all people confronting AIDS and to prevent the spread of the disease.

Service area: Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, and Wayne Counties
Work with: All people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information; referrals; and support by phone and by mail.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as free and confidential HIV testing; case management; assistance with utilities, rent, and medication; weekly access to a food pantry; twice-monthly support group; individual counseling with a volunteer counselor; and referrals for other needed services.
Services for loved ones include: Information; HIV testing; referrals; and a support group.
Fees: Free

address

P.O. Box 2981
Huntington, WV 25728

Office

(304) 522-4357

toll-free Office

(888) 299-2437

Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 12-4pm EST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
email

tsatf@aol.com

website

tsatf.net

The Upper Ohio Valley Sexual Assault Help Center (SAHC) is a non-profit organization that provides advocacy and support services to child and adult survivors of sexual violence and their family and friends in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia.

Service area: Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel Counties.
Correctional facilities in service area include: Northern Regional Jail, Northern Correctional Facility, and Ronald C. Mulholland Juvenile Center.
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, their friends, and family members Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; in-person supportive advocacy and counseling, by arrangement; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as advocacy and support groups for adult women survivors of sexual assault.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; advocacy; support groups for those parenting a child who has been sexually abused; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: SAHC will provide immediate crisis intervention to any survivor who contacts them. For survivors convicted of sex crimes, SAHC may need to make alternate arrangements to provide ongoing services. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis, and appropriate referrals for support services will be provided if SAHC cannot provide ongoing services.

address

P.O. Box 6764
Wheeling, WV 26003

Office

(304) 234-1783

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm EST
 24-hour hotline

(800) 884-7242

Accept Collect Calls: Yes
website

sexualassaulthelpcenter.com

email

info@sexualassaulthelpcenter.com

The mission of REACH is to provide professional, compassionate care to survivors of sexual violence and to work toward creating a community in which sexual violence is no longer tolerated.

Service area: Kanawha, Jackson, and Putnam Counties.  South Central Regional Jail, Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Center, Tiger Morton Juvenile Center, Gene Spadaro Juvenile Center.
Works With: All survivors of sexual assault.
Services for Survivors During Incarceration Include:
South Central Regional Jail: Crisis Line – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; Hospital Advocacy; Follow-up support services by telephone.
Juvenile Facilities: Hospital advocacy; follow-up support services by telephone.
Services for Survivors After Release Include: 24-hour rape crisis hotline; hospital advocacy; criminal justice system advocacy; and counseling.
Services for Loved Ones Include: All of the above.
Fees: Free

address

1021 Quarrier Street, Suite 414
Charleston, WV 25301

Office/ 24-hour hotline

(304) 340-3676

 Accept Collect Calls: No
email

meddy@tccwv.org

website

tccwv.org

The Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center (RDVIC) provides services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in Northeastern West Virginia.

Service area: Monongalia, Preston, and Taylor Counties.
Works with: All survivors of sexual assault, their family, and friends.
Services for Survivors During Incarceration Include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; individual counseling, by arrangement; information; and referrals.
Services for Survivors After Release Include: All of the above, as well as individual and group counseling; emergency shelter; a free 911 cell phone program; advocacy; and other support services.
Services for Loved Ones Include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

address

P.O. Box 4228
Morgantown, WV 26504

24-hour Office/hotline

(304) 292-5100

Accept Collect Calls: No
email

rdvic99@earthlink.net

website

rdvic.org

CONTACT Rape Crisis Center is a non-profit organization that seeks to help those who are survivors of sexual assault and abuse in the greater Huntington area.

Service area: Cabell, Wayne, Mason, Lincoln, Mingo, & Logan Counties.
Works with: All survivors of sexual assault, their family and friends.
Services for Survivors During Incarceration Include: Pre-arranged crisis intervention via the hot-line during office hours; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; in-person advocacy, by arrangement; information and referrals. These services are only available in Cabell & Mason Counties.
Services for Survivors After Release Include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; in person advocacy; information; referrals and participation in on-going support groups (if available). These services are  available for all counties.
Services for Loved Ones Include: All of the above.
Fees: Free

address

P.O. Box 2963
Huntington, WV 25728

Office

(304) 523-3447

office hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST
24-hour hotline

(304) 399-1111

24-hour toll-free hotline

(866) 399-7273

Accept Collect Calls: Yes
email

contact@contacthuntington.com

website

contacthuntington.com

At SWC, we are committed to providing services that address the needs of domestic violence and sexual assault victims/survivors and their non-offending family members. In addition, we strive to educate the community to change the fundamental beliefs and practices that allow abuse to continue. SWC offers comprehensive case management, shelter, counseling, court advocacy, hospital advocacy, safety planning, and legal advocacy to men, women, and children. We also offer professional training’s and prevention education for students K-College.

Service area: Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia
Works with: Survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking and their families.
Services for Survivors During Incarceration Include: Providing hotline services and hospital advocacy.
Services for Survivors After Release Include: Comprehensive case management; shelter; counseling; court advocacy; hospital advocacy; safety planning; and legal advocacy.
Services for Loved Ones Include: All of the above.
Fees: No income guidelines and no fees for any services.
Additional Information: We can provide services using interpreter phone services to survivors speaking other languages. For Spanish we can provide an in person interpreter.

address

236 West Martin Street
Martinsburg, WV, 25401

Office/24-hour hotline

304-263-8292

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
 Accept Collect Calls: Yes
email

info@swcinc.org

website

swcinc.org

Survivors of sexual abuse in a West Virginia Department of Corrections’ facility or their loved ones can request the following policy directives for more information:

401.01: Classification Guidelines
326.01: Administrative Segregation
335.00: General Inmate Grievance Procedure
332.01: Institutional Sexual Abuse and Assault Policies

The request must be in writing and should be addressed to the Department of Corrections at the address above.

address

State Capitol Complex
112 California Ave.
Bldg. 4, Room 300
Charleston, WV 25305

office

(304) 558-2036

fax

(304) 558-5934

The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia (ACLU-WV) is a non-partisan, non-profit membership organization whose mission is to fulfill the promise of the Bill of Rights for all West Virginians and to expand the reach of its guarantees to new areas. ACLU-WV maintains an active legal program and receives hundreds of requests for help every year. From those, ACLU-WV may litigate or provide amicus assistance in five to ten cases. In addition, the ACLU-WV may monitor and negotiate other issues without litigation.

address

P.O. Box 3952
Charleston, WV 25339

office

(304) 345-9246

email

mail@acluwv.org

website

acluwv.org

The West Virginia State Bar Law Referral Service provides a directory of attorneys to assist its members and the public in locating an attorney.

address

2006 Kanawha Blvd
East Charleston, WV 25311

office

(304) 558-2456

website

wvbar.org

wvlawyerreferral.org/