WV Domestic Violence Snapshot 2021

On September 9, 2021, 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). In 2021, frontline advocates continued to navigate 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 21 unmet requests were due to a lack of funds. Eighty six percent of the unmet requests in 2021 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

“One survivor came to our shelter on the verge of losing custody of her children. During her time with us, she was able to get sober, close her CPS case, pay all fines
against her, and happily move into her own place with her children.”

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.”