104 Wilson St, Beckley, WV 25801

(304) 255-2559


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Our Organization


Advocating A Way For Adults and Youth

Formerly Women’s Resource Center

Our Mission

AWAY is committed to the elimination of personal, institutional, and cultural violence against women, children, and men regardless of their race, creed, age, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. By developing strong community support and a professional program, AWAY provides safety and quality emergency intervention, advocacy, prevention, and educational services for victims and witnesses of domestic and/or sexual violence. AWAY works for systemic changes and changes in public attitudes to assure and empower families with options for building lives free of violence.

Operating Philosophy

  • We are here to listen, not to work miracles.
  • We are here to help victims discover what they are feeling, not to make the feelings go away.
  • We are here to help victims identify their options, not decide for them what they should do.
  • We are here to discuss steps with a victim, not to take the steps for them.
  • We are here to help victims discover their own strength, not to rescue them and leave them still vulnerable.
  • We are here to help victims discover they can help themselves and their children, not to take responsibility for them and their children.
  • We are here to help victims learn to choose, not to keep them from making difficult choices.
  • We are here to provide support for change.

Five Locations

Serving The New River Gorge Region of Southern West Virginia


West Virginia

Raleigh County Outreach Center

West Virginia

Fayette County Outreach Center

West Virginia

Summers County Outreach Center

West Virginia

Nicholas County Outreach Center

West Virginia

Board Of Directors

Heather Ouimette

Heather Ouimette


Patrick Parker

Patrick Parker

Vice President

Get Help Today

AWAY is available and providing services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and human trafficking. Services and support are available 24 hours a day by calling our hotline at 304-255-2559.