Survivors of Trafficking Empowerment Program
The YWCA Wheeling Survivors of Trafficking Empowerment Program (STEP) is dedicated to supporting survivors of labor and sex trafficking in West Virginia. We provide emergency shelter, transitional housing, and legal and case management services to all victims of human trafficking – labor and sex trafficking – including men, women, children, foreign nationals or U.S. citizens. The STEP Program helps children and adults regardless of gender or gender identity so they can heal emotionally, find justice, and rebuild their lives.
CULTURALLY SENSITIVE SERVICES
SUPPORTIVE COUNSELING AND EMPOWERMENT GROUPS
ASSISTANCE WITH BASIC NEEDS
ADVOCACY THROUGH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
HELP WITH ACCESS TO PUBLIC BENEFITS
REFERRALS TO OTHER SERVICES
The YWCA Wheeling STEP Program provides presentations, consultations and trainings to educate professionals, individuals and organizations about human trafficking. They are designed to help agencies develop a deeper understanding of the laws, policies and practices that help human trafficking survivors escape and recover.
Helping Since 1906
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The YWCA Wheeling is on a Mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Women Inspired in New Directions (WIND)
Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP)
Young Women's Christian Associates of Wheeling Makes a Difference
This is where I came a few years ago with my two small girls to escape a truly abusive, dangerous situation. I credit the YWCA with giving me my life back
YWCA is a blessing to many women near and far. I personally needed help after being in a violent relationship. The staff were so compassionate and helpful, which helped me heal and get back on my feet. The YWCA is and always will be a temple of healing for women in Wheeling.
The YWCA Wheeling provides critical resources to the Ohio Valley and incredible programming created to empower and engage! Top notch leadership too.
Amazing women doing amazing things!
Very safe. The staff are angels.
Make an Impact in the Ohio Valley
Thanks for your interest in joining us on our mission to eliminate racism and empower women! Your voice matters as we stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities. Whether you have five minutes, or can commit five hours of your time, learn how you can plug in to the YWCA community.
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