Agencies YWCA

YWCA Wheeling

Contact Information:

Address: 1100 Chapline St
Wheeling, WV

Name of Programs Funded through UW:  YWCA WIND Program and YWCA Family Violence Prevention Program

Contact Name: Laura Albertini-Weigel/Jennifer Sorg

Phone Number:  304-232-0511

Email: [email protected]/[email protected]


What is the YWCA?

The YWCA Wheeling is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.  Since 1906, the YWCA Wheeling has provided services to individuals regardless of race, gender, age, or religion, in the West Virginia Northern Panhandle, including Ohio, Marshall, Brooke, Wetzel, Hancock Counties, and Belmont, and Jefferson Counties in Ohio.  YWCA Wheeling is working daily in our local community and shaping the national policies that affect our community.

The YWCA Wheeling targets primarily low-income women who need housing.  However, because of the nature of our programs women, men, and teens who are victims of domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking, women in recovery and leaving the criminal justice system, or women in need of clothing.  The YWCA Wheeling serves children, teens, adults, women, and men.

How does the United Way support the YWCA?

YWCA WIND is a non-treatment recovery home located in downtown Wheeling, WV.

WIND administers recovery integration services through the efforts of house technicians and a house supervisor that supply 24-hour support.  WIND offers peer support and case management for women in recovery seeking a “New Direction” for their lives that is addiction free.  Therapeutic groups, peer support groups, and addiction services for co-occurring addiction and trauma, along-side individual time with mentors, are offered in conjunction with Healthways- Miracles Happen, Northwood and the Lee Day Report Center. These services begin upon their entrance into the WIND program and will continue to be offered for six months after they leave the recovery home. During this time, evidence-based life skills, trauma, parenting, and addiction courses, as well as employability training are offered to all residents. Transportation is provided to and from 12-Step support groups. Screenings can be completed by calling 304-214-9350, Monday through Friday from 9:00AM-5:00PM.

WIND Criteria: 

  • Female 18+
  • Desire to recover and remain substance free
  • No untreated psychiatric problems
  • Ability to transition to independent living
  • Ability to maintain self-care and perform general house chores
  • Willing to gain employment and/or enroll in school
  • Respect rights, views, and boundaries of other residents

YWCA Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP) offers direct supportive services to victims of domestic violence. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, please contact our 24/7 staffed emergency shelter and crisis hotline. (Established in 1978, Madden House offers a secure 24/7 facility offering safety to women and children. YWCA FVPP also offers a 24 hour staffed crisis hotline. If you are in need of assistance, please call toll free at
1-800-698-1247, or (304) 232-2748)

YWCA FVPP also offers court advocacy, support groups, safety planning, monitored parent-child visitation/exchange, and children support groups, teen dating violence prevention advocacy, employability programming,                                                                              batterer’s intervention/prevention programming, and free 911 cell phones. We offer transitional housing and behavior modification for women who use violence (F.O.C.U.S.).

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