SANE Services

SANE Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Domestic Violence Support Services in Mill Creek and Elkins, WV

Valley Health Care understands the correlation between health and healthy relationships. VHC provides comprehensive medical support and advocacy referrals for survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and individuals in crisis situations. Each of our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) have been thoroughly trained and have completed specialized education to provide clinical and medical forensic care for both adult and pediatric patients who have suffered sexual abuse or assault.

  • SANE Nurses for Men and Women
  • Pediatric SANE Nurses
  • Domestic Violence
  • Inter-Partner Violence

SANE Nurses: Forensic Gynecology for Law Enforcement Investigations

SANE nurses bridge the gap where the healthcare and legal systems intersect. As forensic specialists, our SANE staff provide a wide range of professional services for those who have been victimized by violence, sexual assault, and related crimes, as well as law enforcement personnel investigating these criminal acts, including assistance with death investigations, consultations, intervention, forensic gynecology, and other areas as needed. These highly trained personnel are invaluable to the services that we provide for our most vulnerable patients.

Domestic Violence Justice and Medical Support

Violence is one of the most concerning healthcare issues affecting society throughout West Virginia and the entire United States. The health consequences of violent acts are staggering and can be easily missed by untrained providers. SANE nurses offer essential medical and legal adjunct services for survivors of all types of abuse. They perform a critical role in the administration of criminal justice. If you or someone you know is being hurt, reach out to us. We sincerely care about all aspects of your health and we are here for you. We offer valuable services for individuals affected by domestic violence, inter-partner violence, and similar crisis situations.

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Women’s Aid in Crisis: Local Advocacy for Women and Children in Crisis Situations; Licensed Domestic Violence Program Offering Emergency Shelter, 24-Hour Hotline, Legal Services, Counseling, Relocation, Outreach, and Other Essential Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Rape, Stalking, and Similar Situations; Call 24/7: 1 (800) 339-1185

The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1 (800) 799−7233 (SAFE); Call Anytime. 100% Confidential.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) –The National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline: 1 (800) 656-HOPE (4673)

Feminist Majority Foundation’s Domestic Violence Resources –East Coast Office: (703) 522-2214