Board of Directors Bulletin
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.
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!
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.
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, , 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.