Local Resources

Branches Domestic Violence Shelter

Branches works to empower the increasing number of domestic violence victims and their families to break the cycle of domestic violence in the Huntington area.  Aside from providing emergency shelter; Branches offers legal assistance, individual & group counseling, and case management to ready our clients to become independent.

Dress for Success: River Cities

Dress for Success River Cities is a non-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and development tools to help women thrive in work and life.

Fairness West Virginia

Fairness West Virginia (Fairness) is the statewide civil rights advocacy organization dedicated to fair treatment and civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender West Virginians. Their mission is to ensure LGBT people can be open, honest and safe at home, at work, and in the community. They are open to everyone who believes in fundamental fairness.

Golden Girl Group Home

Golden Girl Group Home, a nonprofit group home for girls in Ceredo, WV. They specialize in working with dependent, neglected and pre-delinquent girls who are not able to make a successful adjustment in their natural homes or foster care homes.

Harmony House

Harmony House is an organization seeking to end homelessness in the Huntington area through permanent housing and supportive service programs, along with acting as a collaborating body for multiple service agencies in the area.

Project Hope

Project Hope is an 18-unit transitional living complex established in 1997 located at the corner of 7th Avenue and 10th Street. Each apartment has either 2 or 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, a large living area and lots of closets.

For nearly a decade, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Marshall Health have been caring for women suffering from substance use disorder and their children in our clinics and teaching hospitals. Their newest initiative, in partnership with the Huntington City Mission, is Project Hope for Women and Children, which bridges the gap in the continuum of care and offers hope of a brighter future for mothers and their families on the road to recovery. As a comprehensive treatment facility for women and their children, Project Hope provides onsite peer and residential support, life skills training and mental health services

Women of Appalachia

The Women of Appalachia Project™ encourages participation from women of diverse backgrounds, ages and experiences to come together, inviting submissions of spoken word and fine art, shared in public forums and annual anthologies. Artists share culture and experiences at arranged venues, embrace issues of marginalization and stereotype; creating a force, unified and non-violently confrontational, to show the whole women, beyond superficial factors often used to judge her.

Contact Us

Please email any questions or suggestions to wgss@marshall.edu. Alternatively, you may contact:

Director, Dr. Hilary Brewster

Assistant Director, Dr. Rachel Danford