Tri-County Help Center, Inc.
Address: 104 ½ North Marietta Street
St. Clairsville, OH
Name of Programs Funded through UW: Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness
Contact Name: CHELSEA E. SCOTT, Executive Director
Phone Number: (740) 695-5441
What is Tri-County Help Center?
Tri-County Help Center’s mission is to help individuals and families in Belmont, Harrison, and Monroe counties overcome mental illness, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Adults and children with mental health needs can receive individual counseling and case management. Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking can receive victim assistance services at TCHC at no cost! A crisis hotline is available with advocates answering 24 hours providing crisis intervention, emotional support, safety planning, and information and referrals. Legal advocates help victims navigate the criminal justice process, provide court accompaniment, and offer referrals to other helping programs. Hospital accompaniment is available to victims in area hospitals for victim advocacy and support. TCHC’s 24-hour emergency safe shelter is for victims and their families who may receive all TCHC services in peace.
How does the United Way support Tri-County Help Center?
The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley provides funding to the Tri-County Help Center, Inc. specifically for the domestic violence and sexual assault programs to allow TCHC to continue the success of community education, prevention, and awareness events in the Ohio Valley. TCHC believes that educating the community about domestic violence and sexual abuse brings awareness to the issues and simultaneously works as prevention.
TCHC works to educate the community that domestic violence and sexual abuse are prevalent, and TCHC is here to help! TCHC is targeting all ages, but specifically high schools, colleges, adults, and the elderly. TCHC works to attend community events sponsored by other agencies. TCHC also participates in various awareness activities, in particular January for Human Trafficking Awareness Month, February for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, June for PRIDE Month, October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month sharing the message of equality and respect for all individuals.
Because TCHC is a small, non-profit agency, funding sources are often restricted and do not allow for community education, prevention, and awareness events. With help from the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, TCHC can continue to provide these much-needed services.
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About the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley
The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley supports Ohio County, Tyler County, Marshall County, Wetzel County, Brooke County in West Virginia, and Belmont County and Monroe County in Ohio. Donating through your local United Way is the best way to reach the most people in need.
The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley is an organization that supports nonprofit organizations in our area through annual campaigns, payroll deduction fundraising efforts, and individual donations. These community-minded people combine donations from employees and businesses alike to help assist those who need it most. The support from the annual campaign is then allocated to nonprofit programs through our volunteer allocations panels. We support 40 programs (and counting) in the upper Ohio Valley that tackle the toughest needs in the Ohio Valley. Consider giving to the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley today.