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West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

SAFETY ALERT: If you are in danger, please use a safer computer, or call 911, your local hotline, or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 The West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence is a statewide network of community-based domestic violence programs and statewide office working to end personal and institutional violence in the lives of women, children and men. WVCADV works to transform social, cultural, and political attitudes in ways that promote values of respect, mutuality, accountability and non-violence through: Public Awareness Policy Development Community Organizing Training & Technical Assistance Advocacy Collaborative Projects
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Join us in honoring Katie Spriggs, one of our 2020 Diane Reese Award recipients, today!

Katie is a graduate of Shepherd University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Katie is currently enrolled in an MSW program at WVU. Katie has worked in victim services for 8 years, with a focus on victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and stalking. She is a member of the WV human trafficking task force, is co-chair of their training committee and a steering committee member. Katie has trained medical professionals, law enforcement, military members and community members about intervention and prevention of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Katie has been with Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center (EPEC) for 8 years and currently works as the Executive Director. EPEC is a dual program in the Eastern Panhandle of WV that serves victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking. Katie co-facilitates the statewide WV coalition against domestic violence’s advocates aspiring for equity team, public policy team and is co-chair of their membership and board. In her downtime, Katie loves spending time with her boyfriend, their 2 dogs, 1 cat, and her friends. She loves reading and truly believes that books can and will change your life. In every other year of her life except 2020, you’ll also find her traveling to anywhere and everywhere, she has been to all 48 continental states (except Alaska) and even ventured to China last year.
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
We're thrilled to present Katie Spriggs with one of our 2020 Diane Reese Advocacy Awards today for all of the amazing work that she does!
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
We're so excited to see everyone at our 2020 Virtual Purple Gala this Saturday, and we want you to show off your best look! Erica Roy, who created this amazing look for this year's "Advocate With Fire to Ice Out Domestic Violence," theme for us will be judging a contest on who's the most festive!
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Learn more about Linda Farmer, one of our 2020 Pinnacle Award Recipients, and join us in honoring her at our @2020 Virtual Purple Gala this Saturday!
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Congratulations to Linda Farmer for receiving our 2020 Pinnacle Award! We honor her advocacy and her passion to help others.

Linda Farmer grew up in rural area in McDowell County in 1993. She fled to Wyoming County with her three daughters, due to her abusive spouse.

Her heart was set on helping other women going through domestic violence. In 1999, her dream started coming together. Stop Abusive Family Environments (SAFE) in McDowell County was looking for a VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) worker for their Wyoming County Outreach Office. She applied for the position, Executive Director Sharon Walden, Administrative Assistant Dianne Hale, and Advocate Coordinator Pat Daniels saw potential in her and hired her.

Sharon Walden had an Advocate position forWyoming County Outreach Office open up in Jan. 2001. Linda applied for the job and was delighted when she was hired. She's certified through WVCADV in her 18 years as an advocate, she hasn't lost her desire and determination for helping victims of Domestic Violence. Linda Farmer would say, "Wishers to come true!"

No More “Speechless” Celebrity Campaign

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NO MORE is a unifying symbol and movement to raise public awareness and engage bystanders around ending domestic violence and sexual assault. Launched in March 2013 by a coalition of leading advocacy groups, service providers, the U.S. Department of Justice and major corporations, NO MORE is supported by hundreds of national and local groups and by thousands of individuals, organizations, universities, and communities who are using its signature blue symbol to increase visibility for domestic violence and sexual assault.