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 free of charge.
BRANCHES' MISSION STATEMENT
Branches educates, advocates, empowers and enacts change by providing lifesaving services to those affected by domestic violence and human trafficking.
Branches aims to change the way the community thinks about Domestic Violence, encourage and support domestic peace, and set the boundary that there is no excuse for abuse.
Confidentiality - Provide a safe space so others may step forward.
Integrity – Maintain mission focus and always keep our word.
Victim-Centered Focus- With everything we do, asking how it benefits the victim.
Inclusivity - Provide an environment where everyone is welcome, safe, and served.
Consistency – Everyone receives a high quality of service and equal levels of support.
Collaboration & Unity – Commitment to working with our community to meet their needs and working with others however we can.
Accountability – Be self-aware as a board and staff and accountable to our clients and community.
Transparency – We are open, true, and direct with information about our organization, procedures and outcomes.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org