Monongalia County SART Members

Coming together as a community to support survivors!

We are Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children, a volunteer-powered network of committed people – from all walks of life- who believe society has a fundamental obligation to children in the foster care system. CASAs are qualified, compassionate adults who will fight for and protect a child’s right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving family. Visit Website

  • Melisa Coffman: Legal Aid Attorney 
  • Christine Schneider: Supervising Attorney
  • Madison Stahl: Legal Aid Attorney

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  • Paulette Southerly: Program Director
  • Sergeant Brandon Viola: Detective Supervisor
  • Sergeant Larry Hasley
  • Emily Womeldorff: Field Organizer
    • 304-680-3581

The local rape crisis center and domestic violence center. Community-based advocates provide free, confidential, survivor-led advocacy and maintain a 24-hour hotline for crisis calls. Visit website  

  • Wesley Thomas: Alcohol and Other Drug Health Educator
    • 304-293-3573

West Virginia Senior Legal Aid provides free civil legal assistance to senior West Virginians age 60 and over in all counties statewide. Our website is 

  • Cathy McConnell: Executive Director
    • 304-296-0082

WVU Carruth Center provides short-term counseling services for WVU students including group therapy, individual therapy, psychiatry, crisis intervention, outreach, ADHD/LD assessment, and consultations. Additionally, the Carruth Center offers an after-hours phone line (304-293-4431, press 1) and text line (text WVU to 741741) for crises and emergencies that is available 24/7. Visit Website

  • Bobbi Jo Witham: Clinical Director/Associate Director
    • 304-293-4431 (24-hour hotline)

24-hour Confidential Hotline: 304-906-9930

  • James Goins, Jr.
  • Cortney Simmons: Assistant Director of Prevention and Education
  • Margaret von Dolteren: Prevention Specialist
  • Autumn Mayle: Title IX Education Specialist
    • 304-293-9493
  • Jill Hess
    • ADA Coordinator
    • 304-293-5600
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