The Upper Ohio Valley Sexual Assault Help Center (SAHC) is a private, non-profit rape crisis center providing services to victims of sexual violence. The Sexual Assault Help Center has been providing services since 1978 and covers an official WV five-county area in Ohio County, Marshall Country, Brooke County, Wetzel County and Hancock County.
The Sexual Assault Help Center is currently in its 39th year of providing services to victims of sexual assault/violence. What began as a one-person agency has evolved into a paid professional staff and a group of volunteers who are dedicated, trained, and qualified. These individuals provide a 24 hour a day, 365-days a year crisis toll-free victim hotline.
All policies and procedures for the Center are set and reviewed periodically by a Board of Directors. The Board consists of advocates, community members, and other professionals who care about the effects of sexual violence.