Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center (EPEC) – EPEC supports victims of interpersonal violence throughout the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence – WVCADV is a coalition of all the local domestic violence shelter programs in West Virginia. This site lists all the DV shelters in West Virginia and how to contact them. The WVCADV website also has information about domestic violence, and some information about West Virginia law dealing with domestic violence.
National Domestic Violence Hotline – This site provides information and resources to support those experiencing an emotionally, verbally or physically violent relationship.
WomensLaw.Org– This website provides information about how to obtain a protective order.
Additional Reading and Related Resources:
Author’s website: https://www.globalgrit.com/
Rachel Louise Snyder’s American University faculty profile: https://www.american.edu/cas/faculty/snyder.cfm
“Why Do Women Stay With Their Abusers? Here’s One Overlooked Reason” – The Washington Post, 4/24/23
Films, Series, Podcasts, etc.
Safe Night app (When a survivor needs help, you can make a difference. Download Safe Night app and enter Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center)
More by Rachel Louise Snyder:
- Women We Buried, Women We Burned, (Bloomsbury, 2023)
- No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us (Bloomsbury, 2019)
- What We’ve Lost is Nothing (Scribner, 2014)
- Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade (W. W. Norton & Company, 2009)
- How I Was Reborn, The New Yorker
- We Need Hope to Combat Violence. That Won’t Arrive Without Action., The New York Times
- “I Don’t Want to Hit My Children. I Don’t Want to Hit Anybody.”, The New York Times
- Punch After Punch, Rape After Rape, a Murderer Was Made, The New York Times
- Can Domestic Abusers Keep Themselves Accountable When No One Is Watching?, The New Yorker
- Domestic Violence Is a Public Health Issue, Lit Hub
- The Term “Domestic Violence” Is a Failure, The Atlantic
- Which Domestic Abusers Will Go On To Commit Mass Murder?, Washington Post
- A Raised Hand, The New Yorker