Funds were awarded to the following:
Methodist Family Services, Inc.
Funds will be used for a facility-based community partnership, providing
intake, investigation, and follow-up services for victims of child abuse
ages 3-17 in Mineral County.
Funds will be used for services such as forensic interviewing, advocacy,
and mental health for all children subjected to any type of abuse in
& PUTNAM COUNTIES
Education & Research Institute, Inc.
Funds will provide the best care to children and their families in the
context of a multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation, care, and
treatment of victims of child abuse.
Funds will be used to provide and coordinate child-centered, site-based
services to victims of child maltreatment in Brooke and Hancock counties.
Funds will also ensure each case has the full support of the
multidisciplinary team, making certain each child receives services that
will protect them from further harm and trauma.
MONROE & POCAHONTAS COUNTIES
Child and Youth
Advocacy Center, Inc.
Funds will provide this facility the staff and support necessary for a
coordinated multidisciplinary response for the investigation and
intervention of allegations of child sexual abuse and severe physical
abuse in Greenbrier County.
Child Protect of
Mercer County, Inc.
Funds will be used to expand and improve services by providing training
opportunities to the multidisciplinary team and staff, while also
improving intervention and prevention programming at the Mercer County
Child Advocacy Center.
JEFFERSON & MORGAN COUNTIES
Society of West Virginia
Funds will be used for a child-focused program that encourages a
multidisciplinary approach to the investigation and treatment of child
abuse, in turn strengthening and coordinating the community's response to
child abuse in Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties.
Funds will be used for the implementation of the Child Advocacy Center in
order to ensure a comprehensive, culturally competent multidisciplinary
investigative team response to allegations of child abuse in a dedicated,
child-friendly setting and provide or facilitate mental health
interventions and victim advocacy services.
Harmony House, Inc.
Funds will be used to provide victim services such as advocacy, forensic
interviews, and mental health and medical referrals/services for children
in Ohio and Marshall counties.
DODDRIDGE, TAYLOR & BARBOUR COUNTIES
Child Advocacy Center
Funds will be used for a child-focused, facility-based program in
Harrison County where representatives from many disciplines meet to
discuss and make decisions about investigation, treatment, and
prosecution of child abuse cases to prevent further victimization of
& WYOMING COUNTIES
Just for Kids, Inc.
Funds will be used to provide and coordinate a more humane, culturally
competent, site-based, multidisciplinary-team-centered investigation and
intervention for children alleging criminal abuse.
Logan County Child
Advocacy Center, Inc.
Funds will provide site-based services to victims of child maltreatment
and ensure each case has the full support of the multidisciplinary team,
thereby decreasing trauma and increasing support in Logan County.
Marion County Child
Advocacy Center, Inc.
Funds will be used to provide a safe place in Marion County for children
who are victims of sexual and physical abuse to have their stories
clearly heard and begin the healing process.
Child Advocacy Center, Inc.
Funds will be used to provide center-based services to child abuse
victims, including forensic interviews and evaluations, advocacy,
education, referrals, therapy, and coordinating Monongalia County's
multidisciplinary response to investigations and interventions for child
Mountain CAP of
West Virginia, Inc.
Funds will be used to provide a unified system of response to allegations
of sexual or severe physical abuse and/or neglect, while also providing a
safe, neutral, child-friendly site, where additional trauma for the
victim is significantly reduced.
Family Resource Network
Funds will be used to provide the Braxton, Webster, and Nicholas County
multidisciplinary investigative team a child-friendly environment for
children who have been sexually or physically abused.
Children's Advocacy Center, Inc.
Funds will be used for a staff person, to provide training opportunities
to the multidisciplinary team and other staff members and strengthen the
overall program at the Randolph and Tucker County Child Advocacy Centers.
Resource Center, Inc.
Funds will be used for a program coordinator to ensure services will be
expanded at the Summers County Child Advocacy Center.
Stop the Hurt, Inc.
Funds will be used to enhance and strengthen the multidisciplinary team's
approach to investigating and prosecuting offenders.
PLEASANTS & WIRT COUNTIES
Listening Place, Inc.
Funds will be used for the Child Advocacy Center to support a
multidisciplinary and unified response to child abuse and neglect.
West Virginia Child
Abuse Network, Inc.
This project will engage the broader community, beyond child advocacy
centers and their teams of professionals, to engage the conversation
about child sexual abuse, bring increased awareness and decreased stigma.
Child abuse will continue to become an issue of shared community concern
Funds will be used to reduce the traumatic effects of abuse, protect
children from maltreatment, seek justice for child victims, investigate
abuse as a team, and strengthen the community's ability to nurture
children, while keeping the comfort and safety of the child the first
priority in Tyler and Wetzel counties.