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Mission & Values

Vision Statement

WV FREE envisions the elevation and empowerment of all West Virginians through the promotion of dignity and autonomy of women and families.

Mission

WV FREE builds stronger communities by advocating for reproductive health, rights and justice, using an intersectional approach.

Core Values

Respect for women

Our work is centered in our respect for women’s lives. We believe that access to reproductive health care and education are fundamental human rights, essential for equality, health, and dignity of all people — especially women.

Reproductive and social justice

We believe in the human right to bodily integrity and control over one’s body and the ability to parent children in healthy and safe environments. We understand our work to be part of a larger social justice/reproductive justice movement to ensure the rights of all families. This includes support for low-income women to care for their children with dignity.

Focused on those facing the highest barriers

We focus our direct services work and our advocacy on ensuring access and rights for all, especially those who face the highest barriers — low-income communities, communities of color, and youth.

Advocacy shaped by women’s experiences

We seek to lift up and highlight the experiences of those most affected by barriers to education and health care in order to move public opinion and shape public policy to improve life chances for all West Virginians.