WV Domestic Violence Snapshot 2020

On September 10, 2020, 14 out of 14 identified domestic violence programs in West Virginia–100%–participated  in a national count of domestic violence services conducted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). Services provided by
domestic violence programs looked different in 2020, as frontline advocates navigated
unforeseen challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises. The following figures represent the information shared by West Virginia for the 24-hour survey period.

This is just one day.

Hotline Calls Received
Victims Served
Unmet Requests

The 51 unmet requests were due to a lack of funds. Eighty six percent of the unmet requests in 2020 were for housing or emergency shelter. Donate today, in the name of someone you love, and help people who deserve better.

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People in Need

“Domestic violence organizations are crucial. We need effective funding and pay to keep assisting people in need. Our organization matters, and so do the people we help every day.”

People who Survive

On the survey day, one survivor found out she and her child had tested positive for COVID-19. Our advocates gathered the food, baby supplies, and cleaning items she would need while
quarantining and set up daily check-ins with her. She told us: ‘Thank you so much for all that you do. I don’t feel like I’m doing this alone now.’”

People who Serve

“COVID-19 continues to be an issue for our organization. Outbreaks in our shelter, increased costs for things like hotels, and staff having to cover for each other has led to burnout and, ultimately, turnover. Our work is hard and COVID has just made it harder.”