Domestic Violence is the use of abusive or violent behavior by one individual in order to exert power and control over another. It most often occurs between partners in a marriage or any other intimate relationship but can also be between family members living within the same household.
Domestic Violence includes:
If you are preparing to leave an abusive relationship, call the police or HOPE's helpline, 304-367-1100. If possible take clothing, important papers (social security cards, birth certificates, driver's license, car title), prescriptions, extra keys, bank books, and other valuables you may need.
One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults.
Every 7 minutes, a call is made to a domestic violence hotline in West Virginia.
If you are the victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking you may feel alone, afraid and confused.
There is help available to you.
Ask for help by calling:
We have outreach offices in the counties listed below.