SURVIVOR RESOURCE GUIDE

West Virginia

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COUNSELING AND OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES

AIDS Network
400 West Martin Street
P.O. Box 2306
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Office: (304) 263-0738
Toll-free Office: (888) 955-6535
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.antsa.org
Email: judithatants04@yahoo.com,

The AIDS Network is a non-profit community-based organization that works to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS through education and awareness and to provide support services to those living with HIV.

Service area: Berkeley and Jefferson Counties
Work with: All people infected with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration: Information and referrals. Inmates who test positive for HIV at the Eastern Regional Jail in Berkeley County are referred to AIDS Network to arrange for services after their release. AIDS Network also provides information to officials when a current client is detained at the jail to ensure the client’s continued treatment.
Services for survivors after release: Confidential HIV testing and counseling; primary medical care; case management; emergency drug assistance; dental care; mental health counseling; substance abuse counseling; financial assistance with insurance premiums; and transportation assistance for all AIDS Network services. For clients who qualify, AIDS Network also provides monthly food vouchers and assistance with additional transportation needs, emergency utility expenses, and rental costs.
Services for loved ones: Confidential HIV testing and counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional information: Spanish translators are available. Hay traductores de español libres cuando se solicite.

CONTACT Rape Crisis Center
P.O. Box 2963
Huntington, WV 25728
Office: (304) 523-3447
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST
Hotline: (304) 399-1111
Toll-free Hotline: (866) 399-7273
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.contacthuntington.com
Email: ContactH@ContactHuntington.com

CONTACT Rape Crisis Center is a non-profit organization that seeks to help those who are survivors of sexual assault and abuse in the greater Huntington area.

Service area: Cabell, Lincoln, Mason, and Wayne Counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, their family, and friends
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; in-person counseling, by arrangement; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual counseling and monthly support groups for female adult survivors, male adult survivors, and teen and preteen survivors of sexual assault.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above, as well as a support group for family members, friends, and partners of survivors.
Fees: Free

The Family Refuge Center
P.O. Box 249
Lewisburg, WV 24901
Office/Hotline: (304) 645-6334
Toll-free Hotline: (866) 645-6334
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.familyrefugecenter.com
Email: frc@wvdsl.net

The Family Refuge Center is a community-based organization that works to break the cycle of domestic violence and sexual assault in Southeastern West Virginia.

Service area: Greenbrier, Monroe, and Pocahontas Counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, their family, and friends
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; in-person crisis counseling, by arrangement; community education for prisoners at FPC Alderson and Denmar Correctional Center; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: Crisis intervention; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; short-term crisis counseling; peer-led support groups; emergency shelter; information; and referrals.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; short-term crisis counseling; information; and referrals
Fees: Free

Hope, Inc.
P.O. Box 626
Fairmont, WV 26555
Hotline/Office: (304) 367-1100
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: Yes

Hope, Inc. is a private, non-profit agency that offers shelter and confidential support services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and their family and friends.

Service area: Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, and Marion Counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, their friends, and family
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual and group counseling; emergency shelter; transportation assistance; childcare; advocacy; and other support services.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 4228
Morgantown, WV 26504
Office/Hotline: (304) 292-5100
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Email: rdvic99@earthlink.net

The Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center (RDVIC) provides services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in Northeastern West Virginia.

Service area: Monongalia, Preston, and Taylor Counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, their family, and friends
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; individual counseling, by arrangement; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual and group counseling; emergency shelter; a free cell phone program; advocacy; and other support services.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

Sexual Assault Help Center
P.O. Box 6764
Wheeling, WV 26003
Office: (304) 234-1783
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm EST
Hotline: (304) 234-8519
Hotline Hours: (800) 884-7242
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.uovsahc.org

The Upper Ohio Valley Sexual Assault Help Center (SAHC) is a non-profit organization that provides advocacy and support services to child and adult survivors of sexual violence and their family and friends in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and in Jefferson County, Ohio.

Service area: Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio, and Wetzel Counties in West Virginia
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, their friends, and family members
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; in-person supportive advocacy and counseling, by arrangement; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as advocacy and support groups for adult women survivors of sexual assault.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; advocacy; support groups for those parenting a child who has been sexually abused; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: SAHC will provide immediate crisis intervention to any survivor who contacts them. For survivors convicted of sex crimes, SAHC may need to make alternate arrangements to provide ongoing services. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis, and appropriate referrals for support services will be provided if SAHC cannot provide ongoing services.

Tri-State AIDS Task Force
P.O. Box 2981
Huntington, WV 25728
Office: (304) 522-4357
Toll-free Office: (888) 299-2437
Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 12-4pm EST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.tsatf.net
Email: tsatf@aol.com

The Tri-State AIDS Task Force is a non-profit community-based organization that strives to educate, nurture, and empower all people confronting AIDS and to prevent the spread of the disease.

Service area: Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, and Wayne Counties
Work with: All people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information; referrals; and support by phone and by mail.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as free and confidential HIV testing; case management; assistance with utilities, rent, and medication; weekly access to a food pantry; twice-monthly support group; individual counseling with a volunteer counselor; and referrals for other needed services.
Services for loved ones include: Information; HIV testing; referrals; and a support group.
Fees: Free

West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services
112 Braddock St.
Fairmont, WV 26554
Office: (304) 366-9500
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.fris.org
Email: wvfris@verizon.net

The West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services (FRIS) was established in 1982 as the network of regional rape crisis centers in West Virginia. As the state’s sexual assault coalition, FRIS has established standards of services throughout the state for survivors of sexual violence, and in 2004 expanded those services to include survivors of stalking. In addition to working to strengthen victim services in the state, FRIS is actively involved in developing awareness programs and prevention activities.

Service area: West Virginia
Work with: Survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones, sexual assault programs, and allied professional groups
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information and referrals to the nearest rape crisis center via phone or by mail and a directory of affiliated rape crisis centers on the FRIS website.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free

Women’s Aid In Crisis, Inc.
P.O. Box 2062
Elkins, WV 26241
Office/Hotline: (304) 636-8433
Toll-free Hotline: (800) 339-1185
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: Yes, with prior approval
Email: waic@meer.net

Women’s Aid in Crisis (WAIC) is a private, non-profit organization that provides comprehensive services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in a six county area.

Service area: Barbour, Braxton, Randolph, Tucker, Upshur, and Webster
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, their friends, and family
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual counseling; support groups; emergency shelter; and a cell phone program for survivors in imminent danger.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

Women’s Resource Center
Main Office:
P.O. Box 1476
Beckley, WV 25802-1476
Main Office/Hotline (TTY): (304) 255-2559

Summers County Office:
411 Temple Street
Hinton, WV 25951
Summers County Office: (304) 466-2226

Toll-free Hotline: (888) 825-7836
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.wrcwv.org
Email: help@wrcwv.org

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is a private, non-profit organization that serves survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and their families.

Service area: Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh, and Summers Counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, their friends, and family
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline, by mail or by email; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals. Education and in-person counseling is available for survivors at FPC Alderson. Survivors of sexual assault at Alderson can request assistance by contacting the Summers County office. Support groups may also be available by arrangement.
Services for survivors after release include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline, by mail or email; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; a wide array of counseling services for abuse survivors including crisis counseling, peer counseling, group counseling, and support groups; temporary emergency shelter; information; and referrals.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; support; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

LEGAL RESOURCES

ACLU of West Virginia
P.O. Box 3952
Charleston, WV 25339
Office: (304) 345-9246
Website: www.acluwv.org
Email: mail@acluwv.org

The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia (ACLU-WV) is a non-partisan, non-profit membership organization whose mission is to fulfill the promise of the Bill of Rights for all West Virginians and to expand the reach of its guarantees to new areas. ACLU-WV maintains an active legal program and receives hundreds of requests for help every year. From those, ACLU-WV may litigate or provide amicus assistance in five to ten cases. In addition, the ACLU-WV may monitor and negotiate other issues without litigation.

West Virginia State Bar Lawyer Referral Service
2006 Kanawha Blvd
East Charleston, WV 25311
Office: (304) 558-2456
Website: www.wvbar.org

The West Virginia State Bar Law Referral Service provides a directory of attorneys to assist its members and the public in locating an attorney.

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

West Virginia Department of Corrections Central Office
State Capitol Complex
112 California Ave.
Bldg. 4, Room 300
Charleston, WV 25305
Office: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-5934

Survivors of sexual abuse in a West Virginia Department of Corrections’ facility or their loved ones can request the following policy directives for more information:

401.01: Classification Guidelines
326.01: Administrative Segregation
335.00: General Inmate Grievance Procedure
332.01: Institutional Sexual Abuse and Assault Policies

The request must be in writing and should be addressed to the Department of Corrections at the address above.

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JDI has directly contacted each organization listed in the Resource Guide in hopes of pointing survivors toward those currently accepting new clients. However, the inclusion of any group or individual in the Resource Guide does not necessarily constitute an endorsement or recommendation by JDI, nor can JDI guarantee the availability of the services described here.