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One in four women will be a victim of domestic violence in their lifetime. Odds are you or someone you know will be a victim. The Fcic Domesticviolence Shelter serves 8 counties in our area. 

The photos commemorate the 39 lives lost to Domestic Violence in West Virginia in the last 12 months.

Lighting the Rememberance Candles 

Board President Laurea Ellis and FCIC Shelter Executive Director Emily Larkins

 

Close to 100 came to say "goodbye" to the victims

 

  

A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
 
OCTOBER 1, 2014 

Domestic violence affects every American.  It harms our communities, weakens the foundation of our Nation, and hurts those we love most.  It is an affront to our basic decency and humanity, and it must end.  During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we acknowledge the progress made in reducing these shameful crimes, embrace the basic human right to be free from violence and abuse, and recognize that more work remains until every individual is able to live free from fear.

Last month, our Nation marked the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  Before this historic law, domestic violence was seen by many as a lesser offense, and women in danger often had nowhere to go.  But VAWA marked a turning point, and it slowly transformed the way people think about domestic abuse.  Today, as 1 out of every 10 teenagers are physically hurt on purpose by someone they are dating, we seek to once again profoundly change our culture and reject the quiet tolerance of what is fundamentally unacceptable.  That is why Vice President Joe Biden launched the 1is2many initiative to engage educators, parents, and students while raising awareness about dating violence and the role we all have to play in stopping it.  And it is why the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault and the newly launched "It's On Us" campaign will address the intersection of sexual assault and dating violence on college campuses.
 
Since VAWA's passage, domestic violence has dropped by almost two-thirds, but despite these strides, there is more to do.  Nearly two out of three Americans 15 years of age or older know a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, and domestic violence homicides claim the lives of three women every day.  When women and children are deprived of a loving home, legal protections, or financial independence because they fear for their safety, our Nation is denied its full potential.

This month, we recognize the survivors and victims of abuse whose courage inspires us all.  We recommit to offering a helping hand to those most in need, and we remind them that they are not alone.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 2014 as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  I call on all Americans to speak out against domestic violence and support local efforts to assist victims of these crimes in finding the help and healing they need. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this  thirtieth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.

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Call 1.304.428.2333 for the FCIC Shelter .If you need medical attention, call your health care provider or go to an emergency room. If you are pregnant, it is important to seek prenatal care. Domestic violence can cause many different health problems and injuries that should not be ignored.

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Miss America: "You just feel alone. You feel helpless. You don't feel like anyone could possibly understand."

This year's Miss America competition has involved lots of satin and some excellent ventriloquism by Miss Ohio. But it has also involved a public health issue that's been in the headlines over the past week: domestic violence.

And it's not just because it's in the news. Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev — who was crowned Miss America 2015 in Sunday's ceremony — was in anabusive relationship during college.

Back then, Kazantsev says that she wasn't aware that there were resources available for victims of domestic violence. "I very well may have Googled it," she says. "But that's not the mindset that you're in when you're in that situation. You just feel alone. You feel helpless. You don't feel like anyone could possibly understand." 

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You may not be an NFL wife or girlfriend but the Family Crisis Intervention Center in Parkersburg cares about you, cares for you, comforts you, gives you shelter, clothing and the life you long for, and we're just a phone call away. Our 24 hour hot line: 1.800.794.2335 or 1.304.428.2333

 

 Helping You To Survive.

If you’re feeling frightened about what comes next, don’t be. Embrace the uncertainty. Allow it to lead you places. Be brave as it challenges you to exercise both your heart and your mind as you create your own path towards happiness, don’t waste time with regret. Spin wildly into your next action. 

Enjoy the present, each moment, as it comes; because you’ll never get another one quite like it. And if you should ever look up and find yourself lost, simply take a breath and start over. Retrace your steps and go back to the purest place in your heart.. where your hope lives. You’ll find you’re way again.

The FCIC cares about you, cares for you, comforts you, gives you shelter, clothing and the life you long for, and we're just a phone call away. Our 24 hour hot line: 1.800.794.2335 or 1.304.428.2333.

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FOR THE LOVE OF HUMANITY, MAKE YOUR PHILANTHROPIC DONATIONS TODAY

The only time we have a right to seek help as a non-profit, is when we feel we have done the job we set out to do when the by-laws of the Center were filed. Since 1977 we have been doing the job with honor and dignity. The testimonials abound. The results heart warming. The devotion intense.
Your donation will put a mother at ease, help a child sleep with out fear and, in some cases, protect a mans dignity.

Domestic Violence does not discriminate. It is an equal opportunity destroyer.

To donate time or money call 1-800-794-2335

http://fcichaven.org/?p=donate

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OUR MISSION


The purpose of The Family Crisis Intervention Center Region V is to advocate the end of Domestic Violence.

The purpose of The Family Crisis Intervention Center is to advocate and support social change that will result in non-violent relationships, homes and communities. The Family Crisis Intervention Center in Parkersburg takes care of the needs of our neighbors in 8 counties. For this, funds are limited; but funds are needed!

As we work toward this social change, the Center provides public education, direct services, a haven, and programs related to the issues of domestic and sexual violence. Services are provided in the West Virginia counties of Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt and Wood.

Our 24 hour hot line: 1.800.794.2335 or 1.304.428.2333.

   

 

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FOR 37 YEARS YOUR SHELTER HAS WEATHERED THE STORM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE


Since 1977 we have been doing the job with honor and dignity. The testimonials abound. The results heart warming. The devotion intense.

Your donation will put a mother
 at ease, help a child sleep with out fear and, in some cases, protect a mans dignity.

Domestic Violence does not discriminate. It is an equal opportunity destroyer.

To donate time or money call 1-800-794-2335.


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OUR 24 HOUR HOTLINE

1-800-794-2335 or 1-304-428-2333 
 
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OUR FCIC KIDS FIRST PROGRAM

A Child Exchange and Monitored Visitation Center is under the direction of the Family Crisis Intervention Center, a licensed domestic violence program. The Visitation Centers are annually certified through the State of West Virginia Family Protection Services Board for Monitored Parenting and Exchange Programs. The Kids First Program operates in Jackson, Ritchie, Roane, and Wood counties.

The Kids First Programs provide families a child-focused and friendly environment, where children can be free from tensions and stresses that may be part of exchanges and visitations, by eliminating contact between parents during exchanges and visitations.

 

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"In my darkest hour both broken and bruised I didn't know how I would cope or heal. I found a place of hope and encouragement, and I found it within the walls of the FCIC. It was there I recovered and gained strength, and they gave me the greatest gift of all...a helping hand at obtaining my independence and freedom. May god bless this wonderful haven, and those who reside and work within it."

~Celena Roby, Author of Celena's Law 



It is clear that the way to heal society of its violence... and lack of love is to replace the pyramid of domination with the circle of equality and respect.

~Manitonquat

 

 

ARE YOU ONE IN EVERY FOUR?

One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year. Almost one-third of female homicide victims that are reported in police records are killed by an intimate partner.

1.800.794.2335 or 1.304.428.2333.


FUNDING FOR OUR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER; WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?

These days we depend on you! Domestic Violence does not stop because we need additional financing support. Help us make up the difference.  Donate today! FCIC, PO Box 695, Parkersburg, WV 26101 or call 1.800.794.2335

HOW DO I LOVE YOU?

I ask myself why, and in that same breath as I watch you, I get my answer. It’s everything about you; that teasing smile, that warm scent. It’s the curve of your arms, the tousle of your hair, the deepness of your voice that I can, and do, get lost in. It’s just everything about you. But more than that, it’s everything about me. It’s everything about the way you make me laugh, cry, smile, and hurt. It’s everything about the way you make me feel. And that’s everything that I cannot, and would not, want to let go of.

 

ASKING FOR HELP

The only time we have a right to seek help as a non-profit, is when we feel we have done the job we set out to do when the by-laws of the Center were filed. Since 1977 we have been doing the job with honor and dignity. The testimonials abound. The results ... heart warming. The devotion ... intense.

Your donation will put a mother at ease, build a womans self esteem, help a child sleep with out fear and protect a mans dignity.

Domestic Violence does not discriminate. It is an equal opportunity destroyer.

To donate time or money call 1.800.794.2335 or 1.304.428.2333.

 

 

IF YOU ARE IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP

You do NOT deserve to be beaten or threatened.

You are NOT responsible for your partner's abuse.

You are NOT alone--there are many other women, like you who are or have been in similar situations. (Note: Men can also be victims in abusive relationships.)

Tell someone you trust. Talk to a friend, relative, neighbor, counselor, or health care provider. Get the support you need from someone who cares about you and will keep what you say confidential. Surround yourself with people you trust and who understand what you are going through.

Call our 24 hour hotline 1.304.428.2333 to get support and information about what you can do. You can call without giving your name. Hotline people are not there to judge you, but to assist you in exploring your choices and figuring out ways to be safe. Hotlines can give you information about shelters, support groups, legal assistance, and other resources. 

Call 1.304.428.2333 for the FCIC.If you need medical attention, call your health care provider or go to an emergency room. If you are pregnant, it is important to seek prenatal care. Domestic violence can cause many different health problems and injuries that should not be ignored.

Plan for your safety - whether you are still in the relationship, are making plans to leave or have already left. Think about who you can call, where you can go, and what you will need.

No One Deserves to be Beaten or Threatened.

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HELPING YOU TO SURVIVE

If you’re feeling frightened about what comes next, don’t be. Embrace the uncertainty. Allow it to lead you places. Be brave as it challenges you to exercise both your heart and your mind as you create your own path towards happiness, don’t waste time with regret. Spin wildly into your next action. 

Enjoy the present, each moment, as it comes; because you’ll never get another one quite like it. And if you should ever look up and find yourself lost, simply take a breath and start over. Retrace your steps and go back to the purest place in your heart.. where your hope lives. You’ll find you’re way again.

The FCIC cares about you, cares for you, comforts you, gives you shelter, clothing and the life you long for, and we're just a phone call away. Our 24 hour hot line: 1.800.794.2335 or 1.304.428.2333.

 “You know how when you were a little kid and you believed in fairy tales, that fantasy of what your life would be, white dress, prince charming who would carry you away to a castle on a hill. You would lie in bed at night and close your eyes and you had complete and utter faith….”

 

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 "They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them."

~Mahatma Gandhi