These YWCA Programs are closed until further notice:

  • Resolve Family Abuse Program Monitored Visitation & Exchange Program

  • YWCA Sojourner’s Readiness Center 

These YWCA Charleston programs remain OPEN and continue to support our community’s most vulnerable people:

  • YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program offers 24/7 shelter, a crisis hotline and emergency intervention for victims of domestic violence. Providing services for the entire family in Kanawha, Clay and Boone counties, YWCA Resolve also offers case management, court advocacy, counseling,

    • 24-hour Domestic Violence Crisis and Support:  Charleston calling area: 304.340.3549     Toll-free: 800.681.8663 

    • Administrative number: 304.340.3573

    • Boone County office: 304.369.4189 

    • Clay County office: 304.587.7243   ​​

    • Please see information below for those needing a Domestic Violence Protective Order or a Personal Safety Order in Kanawha, Clay & Boone counties:


        • The Kanawha County Courthouse is currently closed due to COVID-19. Please contact a Victim’s Advocate at: 304.610.1575, 304.421.5673 or 304.549.6282. 

        • For law enforcement, contact the Kanawha County Sheriff 24/7 at 304.357.0169.

        • **For emergencies call 911**


        • The Clay County Magistrate is still available. Please call 911 after 4PM for the Magistrate on Call.  The Clay County Outreach Coordinator will provide support by telephone.


        • The Boone County Magistrate is still available. The Boone County Outreach Coordinator will provide support by telephone.

      •  The Crisis Line is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week Toll-free: 800.681.8663  or in Charleston calling area: 304.340.3549

  • YWCA Sojourner's Shelter for Homeless Women & Families provides emergency shelter and supportive services around the clock, every day of the year for homeless single women, women with children, men with custody of their children and intact families. The shelter remains open and continues to operate.

  • YWCA Mel Wolf Child Development Center provides child care  and education services for infants, toddlers, pre-school and school-age children year round in a secure, diverse and stimulating environment. 

  • YWCA Alicia McCormick Homes are ten transitional housing apartments for women and children who are moving toward independent lives after overcoming homelessness due to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking.

  • YWCA Shanklin Center for Senior Enrichment and Empowerment Homes is a small community of independent-living, handicap-accessible apartments that provide permanent housing for elder abuse victims who became homeless as a result of abuse.

  • YWCA Charleston Racial Justice Program works with a broad spectrum of partners and social justice organizations to address the ways racism is tearing the fabric of our families and communities.

  • YWCA Past & Present Gently Used Clothing Store Features a unique variety of gently used men's, women's, and children's clothing, accessories, shoes, and gift items. 

For more COVID-19 updates for West Virginia, visit the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources here.

YWCA upcoming events postponed: 

  • Women of Achievement - originally to be held in March of 2021 now will be postponed until 2022.

  • Over The Edge - originally to be held in June of 2021, now will be postponed until 2022.

How you can help: 

  • During this time of crisis, we are still providing shelter and services.

  • We are in immediate need of cleaning supplies and food items for our programs.

    • We ask for any donations to be dropped off to our headquarters (1426 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV 25301).

    • Please leave the donation on the porch with your name and address so we can minimize exposure to our staff and properly thank you for your generosity.

  • If you would like to make a monetary donation, you can write a check to YWCA Charleston, or donate online here