Community Resources

Domestic Violence  NATIONAL HOTLINE: 1-800-799-SAFE

In 1989 the legislature established the Family Protection Services Board to assure programs working towards the elimination of domestic violence are adequately funded and provide quality services to victims.

You can visit the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence website to locate a program and outreach office nearest you.

You can also view information from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.


Homeless Services

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources provides homeless services to West Virginia citizens when such services are appropriate and available under the circumstances. These services include:

-assessing an applicant's claim for homeless services
-providing emergency food, shelter and medical care to a homeless individual
-developing an individual service plan defining goals and services that help the homeless individual
-working with state and community organizations in developing and providing services that are reasonable and       
 cost effective cost effective

 You can visit the Homeless Shelter Directory to find a shelter nearest to you. 


Child Abuse Prevention Programs

To learn more about child abuse prevention programs in West Virginia visit the Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia website by Team for West Virginia.  This site also contains information about

Strengthening Families-The Bureau for Children and Families also works closely with the Office of Maternal Child and Family Health on the Maternal Infant Early Childhood Program (MIECHV) designated by the Governor as the agency to receive the Affordable Care Act home visitation dollars.

You can also visit the Strengthening Families home visitation program for more information.

Circle of Parents-a national network of parent-led, self help groups where parents and caregivers share ideas, celebrate successes, and address the challenges surrounding parenting.

Partners in Prevention-a model based on the belief that child well-being  hinges on the capacity of local communities to support families and protect children.


Family Resources

To find a list of available social services in your county view a quick list of Family Resource Networks and community resource guides.  

You can download a PDF copy of the contact person for the Family Resource Center in each county.

To learn more about early childhood home visitation programs please visit the In Home Family Education Programs website.
For contact information on West Virginia early childhood visitation programs, please review the In Home Family Education Program List and the In Home Family Education Program State Map


West Virginia Children's Trust Fund

The West Virginia Children's Trust Fund (CTF) raises money for innovative programs in communities all over the state.  Please visit their website to learn more about making donations.  


Resources for Infants

To find information and tips on ways to keep babies safe while sleeping please visit

To find information about Shaken Baby Syndrome please visit The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome.