Low income individuals and families of Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, and Ohio counties West Virginia can contact the agencies and non-profits below for assistance.
Catholic Charities West Virginia - Brooke County and the surrounding area are served. The non-profit agency provides emergency assistance and financial aid, including food, rent and housing help, shelter, clothing, utilities, heating and cooling bill help, and prescription. Administers WV Medicaid Waiver Title 19 Program. Call 304.527.0103.
Family Service Upper Ohio Valley - Various non-financial programs are offered, as well as information on various other resources and programs. For example, the non-profit provides consumer credit and debt counseling; Senior Services: in-home services - personal care, conservator-representative payee program; chore services, and companionship; van transportation; Outreach; Alzheimer social support; Adult Day Care Center; social support; community health clinics and recreational activities. 304-233-2350
Wheeling Health Right, Inc. - This is both a community and government supported free health care clinic. Primary health and medical care services for people with no medical insurance or Medicaid are offered, and who meet certain low income and poverty guidelines. Volunteer physicians, nurses and lay staff provide services to the needy. 304.233.9323
Information Helpline/Upper Ohio Valley - The agency administers EF&S funds (formerly FEMA) for Ohio County, and may be able to provide holiday and Christmas Assistance Program for Ohio County. In addition, case management and counseling may be able to assist families and individuals facing economic crisis or a hardship. Links citizens to social services and charities in the community. Wheeling West Virginia. 304.233.6300
Society of St. Vincent de Paul - This partnership of churches may be able to provides assistance to help needy with offering them free food, clothing, furniture, and assistance with paying for utilities and prescription medications. Wheeling, WV 304.232.4230
CHANGE, Inc. - This is the community action agency, and they offer several services and assistance programs.
Call CHANGE, Inc., which is located in Weirton at (304) 797-7733.
Broadway Baptist Church (Food Pantry) - Part of a food pantry co-op. Dial (304) 422-3240
Gods Pantry Distribution Urban Mission - This center assists both Brooke and Hancock county residents with offering free groceries and food every 4th Thursday of the month. Weirton WV. (740) 282-2911
United Methodist Church - May be able to assist New Manchester and New Cumberland residents and families with grants and funds from the Ministerial Association to help them in paying utility bills, rent and housing expenses, prescriptions, and more. Funding is limited, and usually they assist with up to $25. (304) 564-3951
Salvation Army - Provides a variety of aid, including emergency shelter, rent help, food, clothing and household items/furniture. The non-profit agency may also be able to assist with paying utility bills and rent. Provides holiday meals to shut-ins and Christmas assistance to those in need. Gifts and holiday baskets may be offered. Social and recreational programs for all age groups. There are locations that cover all counties, including Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio. 304.233.4400
Chester/Newell FISH - They offer a free food pantry, prescription medication and drugs, and assist with providing funds for utility bills. (330) 385-0445
Beechwood Presbyterian Church - (Parkersburg (304) 422-6067) runs a free food pantry.
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