Our shelter is a Haven of love and compassion during the Holiday Season. Call us at 1.800.794.2335. Our Crisis Center serves Wood, Jackson, Calhoun, Pleasants, Roan, Ritchie, Tyler & Wirt Counties with our Shelter in Parkersburg.
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.
PMC COMPANY HAS SELECTED OUR SHELTER. HIS NIGHT OF GIVING DONATES $1,000.
With a 35-year history in the construction business, Pat Minnite, Jr. began his own commercial real estate development company, The PM Company IN 1980. The Gift will be used for shelter supplies. Tanks to you Pat and your employees!
THANK YOU PARKERSBURG CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Thanks to the Parkersburg Correctional Center. Their participation in volunteering has been the greatest help to our Domestic Violence Shelter here in Region 5. Their Work Release Program donated 12 pumpkins for the children to carve and a bucket of candy for each child sheltered. Besides that, their work around our shelter in outside maintenance and repairs has been exemplary.
THREE CHEERS !!!
Three cheers for Ally Healthcare. They have donated all the fixins' for Thanksgiving Dinner at our Shelter. Alley Healthcare has joined the many other donors that have made our work here at the Shelter a lot easier.
FCIC TOY DRIVE FOR CHRISTMAS WITH DOLLAR GENERAL
Dollar General has stepped up once again and will conduct a toy drive for the Shelter. Go by the 7th Street location and donate a toy for sheltered kids at Christmas. Thanks again and as usual to the 7th Street Dollar General!
SILVERTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH DONATES A BUILDING
The Church has offered our Domestic Violence Center the donation of a 12 x 28 building with lights. This generous offer was accepted by our Board of Directors on the 13th of November. Thank you for your generosity and love!
The Parkersburg Lions Club has donated 200 pieces of luggage to the Family Crisis Intervention Center. The luggae will be used by those seeking shelter at our facility in Parkersburg that serves 8 West Virginia Counties. Thank you so much!
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
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….”
Sometimes people want to ignore the word BATTERED when we speak of Domestic Violence. Shelters were once called a home for BATTERED women. We hardly ever use the word any more. Maybe it's about time we pulled that word from storage. Women are Battered. So are kids and even men, but the majority will always be women.
Our goal as a shelter is to provide the “abused and battered victims” information they can use to either get out of the situation they are currently in or get help from other abused victims that may help them. We add much needed resources daily so check back often. If you think that women are weak because they stay in an abusive relationship, think again. Violence against women and children continues to rise and only with awareness, resources, and guidance, can we help stop the cycle. Remember, abuse can be mental or physical.
Women need to know they are not alone and, “Yes, There Is Help Out There”. Please join us and help all battered women, battered teens and children. With your help we can let abused victims know that there is help available from caring and compassionate therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists to extremely compassionate attorneys that can help with divorce, child custody, child support, restraining orders, criminal law, and bankruptcy, just to name a few.
During the last 12 months of our fiscal year, we lovingly cared for over 3,000 victims. The love part is from our hearts, the caring part is from our donors. Be a donor. Help us help. FCIC, PO Box 695, Parkersburg, WV 26101 or call 1.800.794.2335. May God bless you all for heading our call for help!
THANK YOU VERIZON
All of us at the Family Crisis Intervention Center in Wood County thank our friends at Verizon for the generosity. Without flare or publicity, a check came in the mail for $10,000. That's a class act Verizon and we are forever grateful to you.
FOR 36 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
TO DONATE: FCIC, P O Box 695, Parkersburg, WV, or call 304-428-2333.
"I am excited to help my Safe Haven to survive and thrive, the same way this haven of hope helped me become the survivor I am today!" God Bless all of you! ~Celena Roby
WE ARE NOW LinkedIn
"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.
I AM ME, AND I AM OKAY!
I am Me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me.
Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it.
I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes.
Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friendly with all my parts.
I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know -- but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and ways to find out more about me. However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me.
If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought, and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded.
I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me.
I own me, and therefore, I can engineer me.
I am me, and I am Okay.
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.
Each individual has a 'principled core' within his or her being, that can never be negotiated out.
~Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996)
Who overcomes by force hath overcome but half his foe.
~John Milton, Paradise Lost, 1667
We challenge the culture of violence when we ourselves act in the certainty that violence is no longer acceptable, that it's tired and outdated no matter how many cling to it in the stubborn belief that it still works and that it's still valid.
"They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them."