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The Family Crisis Center is a non-profit agency that provides services to the victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Stalking and Human Trafficking in the counties of Mineral, Hampshire, Grant, Hardy and Pendleton in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.  Funding comes from state and federal grants, private donations and County United Way. 

The Family Crisis Center provides emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, advocacy, community education, and volunteer opportunities.
Our services are confidential and free of charge


The History of the Family Crisis Center (FCC)
The FCC was started in 1981 as part of a grassroots movement to end spousal abuse.
Two Vista volunteers found a local church to meet with victims. Victims were provided shelter in safe houses in the community. The FCC was the 4th program to join the West Virginia Coalition against Domestic Violence (WVCADV). In 1984, the center became incorporated. The shelter and offices at that time were located across from the post office in Keyser, WV. Staffed with two advocates and the director, FCC provided services to the 5 counties of Grant, Hardy, Hampshire, Pendleton and Mineral.  As a member of the WVCADV, the Staff and Board of Directors lobbied to have laws changed to protect the right of victims. With the women’s movement came many changes in the state laws.
            In 1984 funding was recieved from the Federal Government under the Department of Health and Human Resources.
            In 1990 the FCC received the first Emergency Shelter Grant which allowed the FCC to hire a shelter worker.
            In 1991 the WVCADV received a grant from the Conrad Hilton Foundation, which allowed the FCC to expand into Grant County with an outreach office. This office provides services to Grant, Hardy and Pendleton Counties. This office was staffed with one worker until 1996 when the center started receiving funding from VOCA.
            VOCA allowed the FCC to expand its staff to 2 outreach workers and 2 main program workers. In 1996 the shelter was moved to its present location.
            In 2009 under the recovery act, the FCC opened a third location in Hampshire County and it is staffed by one full time Advocate.
           


Legal Disclaimer
The Family Crisis Center (FCC) website provides general information that is intended, but not guaranteed, to be correct and up-to-date. The information is not presented as a source of legal advice. You should not rely, for legal advice, on statements or representations made within the website or by any externally referenced Internet sites. If you need legal advice upon which you intend to rely in the course of your legal affairs, consult a competent, independent attorney. FCC does not assume any responsibility for actions or non-actions taken by people who have visited this site, and no one shall be entitled to a claim for detrimental reliance on any information provided or expressed.


Everyone has the right to live free from the fear of violence and abuse.