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Jefferson County West Virginia assistance programs.

Additional federal government assistance is flowing to Jefferson County West Virginia. Jefferson County Community Ministries (phone (304) 725-3186) which provides a variety of help and support services to families, including rental and security deposit assistance and a food aid, has also has benefited from National Emergency Food and Shelter grants and funds. Other recipients of federal assistance include charities and groups such as Meals on Wheels, Senior Life Services and Starting Points. Contact them for aid.

These funds are especially important to help people who need shelter and rent assistance, and who may be facing an emergency situation or crisis. Other programs offered by JCCM in West Virginia include assistance with free food, with used and discounted clothing, and with limited financial aid and cash grants toward meeting essential living expenses including rent help, utilities, prescription medicine and vouchers, heating fuel and assistance programs, and gasoline vouchers. Assistance and other forms of support are provided by referring those persons who qualify to appropriate agencies, charities, and non-profits and by providing resources donated or purchased for this purpose such as free food and clothing.

All counties in West Virginia have a county social services agency. The Jefferson County Department of Human Services can be reached at (304) 724-2600 and is located in Charles Town. The programs and services provided include Medicaid, Food Stamps, Temporary Financial Assistance to Needy Families, Emergency and Utility Bill Assistance, Child Protective Services, Foster Care, and even social and home programs like Adult Protective Services

The nearest Salvation Army in Jefferson County West Virginia can be reached at (304) 267-4612. With most of these locations, they may from time to time offer limited financial assistance for paying utility and energy bills, or even such expenses as medications. However they are a great place to contact for information on government programs, local charities, and other resources. For example, they may be able to advise you on West Virginia energy bill assistance programs and resources.

The Salvation Army provides families in Charles Town and the region with other social services as well. Jefferson County residents can apply for free food, shelter, emergency rental assistance, and other support. Some funds can be used for heating bill too. Numerous resources are provided to the working poor and less fortunate from the local center. Click here.





For those people who are struggling with paying debts, or just need some advice on how to deal with their finances or gain budgeting skills, a HUD certified debt and credit counseling agency known as Kriss Cross operates in the region. They focus on offering free or low cost Consumer Credit Counseling Services, and serve as a regional credit counseling service that is involved in providing budgeting and debt management services to the low income and people who are struggling. (304) 623-0921.

Jefferson County Soup Kitchens and food banks - There are several sites in the region. Families may need to drive to them, but the goal is to feed struggling families. There are programs for children facing hunger, Meals on Wheels for the elderly or disabled, and other resources available. More Jefferson County West Virginia food programs.




By Jon McNamara

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