WELCOME TO BRANCHES DVS
Branches Domestic Violence Shelter was established as a non-profit agency in 1980. Branches works to empower the increasing number of domestic violence victims and their families to break the cycle of domestic violence in our area.
Aside from providing emergency shelter; Branches offers legal assistance, individual & group counseling, and case management to ready our clients to become independent.
Currently Branches has two operational emergency housing shelters and three outreach offices located in adjoining counties; Mason, Putnam, Wayne, & Lincoln, to provide additional resources. The second operational emergency shelter is located in Putnam County. ALL of Branches’ services are free of charge.
BRANCHES' DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER
Branches educates, advocates, empowers, and enacts change by providing inclusive lifesaving services to those affected by domestic violence and human trafficking.
Branches envisions a community free of domestic violence, healed from all forms of oppression through empathy and empowerment.
Empowerment-Inspire an environment that engages the experience and autonomy of survivors, advocates, and community members to create meaningful change
Safety-Practice policies and procedures that prioritize the entire well-being of survivors, advocates, and the communities we serve
Confidentiality- Preserve the dignity and safety of survivors
Survivor-Centered Focus- Provide survivors with low-barrier service options that honor their lived experience
Inclusivity- Cultivate an agency that welcomes all and reflects the diversity of our community
Anti-Oppression Work- Dismantle oppression and added barriers against marginalized communities that contribute to the perpetuation of violence through advocacy, awareness, and training
Collaboration – Foster authentic partnerships that work cohesively to create positive outcomes for survivors
Teamwork-Utilize the power of collective impact to discover creative and effective solutions
Growth-Develop increased advocate dedication, programming, and services that consider the total well-being of survivors to meet all emerging needs
Professionalism-Maintain organizational transparency, good stewardship of community resources, and ethical conduct that is reflective of low barrier, inclusive services provided with competency and respect
IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF IMMEDIATE HELP, CALL OUR 24-HOUR CRISIS LINE AT 304-529-2382.
Please note: For your safety we will not reply by return email to email requests for help with domestic violence issues. Of course, we can respond immediately to your call. If you or someone you know feels unsafe in a relationship, call Branches’ 24-hour domestic violence hotline.
All calls are strictly confidential! Call 304-529-2382.
Branches Domestic Violence Shelter
P.O. Box 403
Huntington, WV 25708
Administrative Office: 304-529-2382
Contact us by email: email@example.com