Board of Directors Bulletin

Chipotle Fundraiser

It's easy to support Branches with our Chipotle Fundraiser!  

Be sure to show the cashier this flyer to get credit! 

Be sure to order on October 17th, 4pm-8pm

The 5th Avenue, Huntington location! 

Ordering online? No problem! 

Use code: KVMJWWP in the promo code section on the app or website to support our life-saving mission. 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

Here's a look at some of the digital/ virtual events we've got going on this month:

July 8, 2020

Branches has been fortunate to receive an increased amount of food donations during the Covid months both in the form of full meals and groceries.  Food donations are a huge help to us right now, and we are still accepting meal donations. 

July 2020

If you're looking for GREAT summer reads, don't forget to stay up to date with our #FurtherReadingFriday series on Facebook. 

July 8, 2020

Branches is proud to have received a $30,000 grant from the Pallottine Foundation which will designate funds to assisting rehoused clients in purchasing emergency housing needs such as beds, kitchenware, and cleaning supplies.  

Branches is thrilled to announce our latest social justice initiative, the Branches Book Club. If you're interested in learning with staff members and aspiring allies, we will be choosing a book each month to read and discuss. The group is welcome to anyone who wishes to meaningfully engage in this social learning project. Together, we can do our part to ensure that our services and communities are free from violence and oppression.

July 7, 2020
June 23, 2020 

The Cabell County STOP team has a brand new Facebook page! Don't forget to like and share.  

Branches plays a pivotal role in supporting and facilitating the Cabell County STOP team.   

June 19, 2020 

Branches stands in opposition to the violent injustices and oppressions we are witnessing across America.  Our mission reminds us that our work condemns violence and galvanizes us to action when we are faced with assaults on people of color that we see occurring in the very communities we work to support. 

In response, we are providing Further Reading Fridays throughout June & July, as well as heightening our commitment to anti-racism on social media, and you can check out our full statement of solidarity on our blog.  

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June 1, 2020 

Branches is proud to serve all.  Though we are committed at all times, we highlight our commitment to inclusion during Pride month with social media posts that provide community education on barriers that the LGBTQ+ community may face in seeking services, and links to helpful articles and resources. 

May 14, 2020

Did you miss our Spring 2020 newsletter? You can get updated on Branches news with our latest blog post! 

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April 2020

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Branches continued to provide services and educational graphics to ensure that victims had access to accurate information for seeking help during the crisis.  

March 29, 2020

Branches was thrilled to sit down and talk with WV Can't Wait & Stephen Smith for Governor about our new Putnam County Shelter and our commitment to providing domestic violence services.

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March 5, 2020

We are so excited to be hosting a Marshall University student Board Fellow at Branches! Haylie Anderson comes to us from the Ambassadors of Social Change at Marshall University. This student organization is focused on demonstrating civic engagement, cultural competency, empathy, social justice, and leadership. 

 

We know she is going to do great things and bring a lot to the table for her community. 

Haylie and her cohort were honored at a recent reception announcing the new Board Fellows program at Marshall. Branches staff attended as one of the first community partners to work with the programs first annual cohort of student fellows.  

February 28, 2020

Branches staff was pleased attend domestic and sexual violence awareness day at the WV State Legislature.  We were joined by community partners from the Child Advocacy Center and CONTACT Rape Crisis Center. We are proud to represent resources and advocacy for survivors in our local community.  

February 19, 2020 

A huge thank-you to all the community volunteers and Board members that came out or donated  to help us celebrate Galentine's Day with our residents!  We were able to provide snacks, punch, and pizza as well as hair styling, nail polishing, and card-making, and a few self-care themed games. 

January 30, 2020

Branches staff launched a community wide donation drive for spring cleaning products in our Winter 2020 Newsletter.  Please e-mail Sara, blevins@branchesdvs.org, if you did not receive our latest newsletter in your inbox or would like a digital copy of the full-size donation drive flyer. 

January 23, 2020

Branches staff is proud to be alongside The West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Fairness West Virginia at the 2020 All Kinds Are Welcome Here Civil Liberties Lobby Day! We are always proud to serve anyone experiencing domestic violence

January 17, 2020

Branches will partner with The Cabell-Huntington-Wayne Continuum of Care to conduct the annual Point In Time Count beginning at 4am on Wednesday, January 29th. Volunteers and CoC staff will be looking for and collecting demographic information on persons experiencing homelessness in Cabell and Wayne Counties  Additionally, we have 5 staff assisting w/ the CW-CoC PIT Count & 2 assisting w/ the Kanawha Valley Collective PIT Count.  Also, we have 2 staff members, Amber Ross & Amanda McComas, actually organizing the CW-CoC PIT Count!

January 16, 2020

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and Branches took this opportunity to provide two trainings on how to spot the signs of trafficking and appropriate response from service providers in two of our outreach counties, Mason and Putnam.  As a result of this successful training, Branches has been invited to provide additional training to United Way of Central WV and their warming station volunteers. 

Check out News Coverage from WOWKTV here! 

Contact Branches 

Branches Domestic Violence Shelter 
P.O. Box 403 
Huntington, WV 25708 

Email: info@branchesdvs.org

Phone: 304-529-2382

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