WV Domestic Violence Snapshot 2017

On September 13, 2017, 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). 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 5 unmet requests were due to a lack of funds. Forty percent of the unmet requests in 2017 were for housing or emergency shelter. Donate today, in the name of someone you love, and help people who deserve better.

Why Domestic Violence Organizations in West Virginia Need your Support

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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

“A teenage girl being victimized by her boyfriend who attended the same
school was provided the support and guidance to obtain an order of protection. The parents were so grateful for the assistance of the advocate and stated, ‘We cannot thank you enough for your help. We were so afraid for our daughter and didn’t know where to turn.’”

People who Serve

“Community education is essential to raising awareness about domestic violence and the resources that are available to victims… On DV Counts Day, local domestic violence programs educated 105 individuals in communities across WV. Advocates provided 11 trainings that addressed domestic violence prevention, early intervention,
and more.”