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How We Can Help

We provide: advocacy services to adult and child victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking; emergency shelter; outreach services; legal assistance for domestic violence petitions, custody, and divorce proceedings; prevention education programs within the schools and community organizations; awareness activities; emergency transportation; and healthy relationship and support services for adult victims, teens, and young children.


Centers Against Violence Offices


Ph: 304-636-8433

Barbour County

Ph: 304-457-5020

Tucker County

Ph: 304-478-3338

Upshur County

Ph: 304-473-0070

Braxton County

Ph: 304-765-2848

Webster County

Ph: 304-636-8433

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior used by one person in order to maintain power and control in an intimate relationship. Domestic violence includes actual or threatened physical, sexual, psychological or economic abuse. It occurs between persons who are current or former sexual, intimate partners or who live in the same household, regardless of sexual orientation. Victims and abusers come from all age groups and social classes. Ninety-five percent of victims of domestic violence are women.


National Domestic Violence
Awareness month.

Sexual Assault

It is rape, same sex assault, child abuse, and any sex act not consented to by each party.

In the time it will take you to browse this site, someone will feel the pain of sexual violence: rape, child abuse, or incestuous abuse. This violence most often affects those who are the most vulnerable: women, children, and the elderly.

...any sex act not consented to by each party.



Stalking is a crime. It happens when someone repeatedly follows, threatens and/or harasses you. Someone must only do two of these three things to be charged with stalking. A stalker does these things to make you afraid-afraid that he or she will hurt, rape, kidnap or kill you or someone you love.

A stalker might follow you when you drive to work. He or she might wait for you outside your home or office. A stalker might call you on the phone and make threats or hang up when you answer. Some stalkers slash tires, vandalize homes and threaten their victims with weapons.


Become A Volunteer

For individuals looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those who are hurting, Centers Against Violence offers a wonderful volunteer program. This program will provide individuals with the training and experience needed in order to assist with victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Volunteers will be required to fill out an application and pass a criminal background check in order to be considered. We are thankful for our volunteers and feel that they are very helpful in making a difference. If interested contact Centers Against Violence to fill out an application or receive information.

About Centers Against Violence

Centers Against Violence, was established in 1979 as a private, non-profit corporation to provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, in a six county area.

Centers Against Violence is a member of the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one of 14 licensed domestic violence programs in West Virginia.

Centers Against Violence is also a member of the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services (FRIS) and one of nine such centers throughout the state providing services to victims of sexual assault.

Services are available to all regardless of race, sex, color, religion, disability, economic status, sexual orientation or national origin.

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