Because we know home isn’t a safe place for everyone during a crisis, SAFE is committed to continue life saving services for domestic violence victims.
Although the West Virginia Supreme Court has shut down court systems across the state, courts are still open for emergencies such as domestic violence protective orders which can be filed at magistrate court. Law Enforcement can also help get victims to the shelter at SAFE if they do not have transportation. Safety is still the upmost importance.
Victim services at SAFE are confidential and free.
Services will remain available including, 24/7 crisis hotline services, shelter, court advocacy to assist with filing emergency protective orders and support through the process at Family Court.
The SAFE staff are taking precaution’s necessary to help protect those we serve by minimizing in person contact, practicing social distancing with increased phone advocacy, following shelter hygienic guidelines and quarantine within the shelter.
SAFE serves McDowell, Mercer and Wyoming counties.
If you are in need of SAFE services or for more information you can call the hotline at 1-800-688-6157, or McDowell County, 304-436-8117, Mercer County, 304-324-7820, Wyoming County at 304-732-8176.