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 one operational emergency housing shelter and four outreach offices located in adjoining counties; Mason, Putnam, Wayne, & Lincoln, to provide additional resources.  ALL of Branches’ services are open to all and free of charge.  

BRANCHES' DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER
 

Mission:

Branches educates, advocates, empowers, and enacts change by providing inclusive lifesaving services to those affected by domestic violence and human trafficking.  

 

Vision:

Branches envisions a community free of domestic violence, healed from all forms of oppression through empathy and empowerment. 

 

Values:

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. 

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

Administrative Office: 304-529-2382 

Contact us by email: info@branchesdvs.org