In an emergency, always call 911.
Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department – 304.267.7000
Campus Security – 304.260.4380 ext. 2250
Martinsburg Police – 304.264.2100
WVU-East Hospital – 304.264.1000
National Sexual Assault Hotline – 1 (800) – 656 – HOPE
National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1 (800) 799 – SAFE
*You do not have to report your sexual assault. You can receive a forensic exam without reporting the assault to the police. If you have been sexually assaulted and want a forensic exam, go to the emergency room of your preferred hospital. A SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) will provide you a PERK (Physical Evidence Recovery Kit) exam. An advocate from your local dv shelter/rape crisis center will be available to accompany you if you wish.
Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center formerly Shenandoah Women’s Center
EPEC is a licensed 501(c)3 providing legal and medical advocacy, therapy, prevention education, and shelter to victims and secondary-victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual violence, stalking, and teen dating violence in the counties of Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan. All services are confidential, free, and available to all genders and ages. Contact an advocate at their 24/7 helpline (304) 263-8292 or email email@example.com.
EPEC, partnered with RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), offers an online chatroom for victims of sexual violence. The Helproom is live online every Monday at 6:00 PM and Wednesday at 2:00 PM. Trained advocates will be available to provide resources and discuss important topics and experiences. Helproom is open to past or present victims.
WV Foundation for Rape Information Services
WVFRIS is WV’s state sexual assault coalition. WVFRIS works with rape crisis centers and other allied professionals to develop and strengthen intervention and prevention programs in the state that address sexual violence and stalking. Find more resources and information at fris.org.
WV Coalition Against Domestic Violence
WVCADV is a statewide network of community-based domestic violence programs and statewide offices working to end personal and institutional violence. Find more resources and information at wvcadv.org.