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.
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.
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 also download a PDF copy of the Family Resource Network Directory
You can download a PDF copy of the contact person for the Family Resource Center in each county.
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 SafeSoundBabies.com.
To find information about Shaken Baby Syndrome please visit The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome.