Our Charleston office is preparing to move in 2025. Help support Justice on the Move!


Justice on the Move

In 2025, Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) will move its headquarters office to the renovated Staats Hospital Building in Elk City on Charleston’s West Side.

Funds raised from this Justice on the Move campaign will help support the move, from ensuring the office is furnished and up-to-date on technology to creating a welcoming space for all of our clients and visitors. Justice on the Move is a unique opportunity to become part of of the Mountain State’s legal future.

The current facade of the Staats Hospital Building in Charleston, WV
The Staats Hospital Building in Charleston, future location of Legal Aid of WV’s main office.

For more than 20 years, clients coming to LAWV’s main office in Charleston have been served in a space that might best be described as something of a hodgepodge. Clients, many of whom are just getting by themselves, could not be blamed for wondering if LAWV were doing just the same. Though we are a nonprofit, the Justice on the Move campaign seeks to create a space where our clients will be served in a respectful and professional setting when they seek our help.

In 2024-2025, LAWV will move to new offices located in the historic Staats Hospital Building on Charleston’s West Side. The building, owned and renovated by Tight Bullock, will provide three floors and a mezzanine level in which to provide legal services to West Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens and from which to administer our statewide programming.

The offices will provide a home for LAWV for ears to come and be an anchor for our statewide services, with a presence in a neighborhood where many of our clients live. This move will upgrade our ability to offer services and be more visible and accessible. It will also offer the opportunity to share space with community partners.

The costs for infrastructure and the move itself fall outside the annual budget of LAWV and so are part of a special fundraising campaign: Justice on the Move. Our goal is to raise $500,000. The campaign offers donors naming opportunities for spaces within the offices, as well as the chance to make certain LAWV ensures justice for all into the future.

Interested? Get Involved!

Justice on the Move will help LAWV conduct vital work in Charleston and across West Virginia. You can donate online today here!

Or to learn more, please contact:

Jane Siers Wright at 304-343-3013, ext. 2154
or 304-343-2817.

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