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Assistance programs in Monongalia County.

Find financial help from Monongalia County and Morgantown agencies. There are churches, charities, and benefit programs that offer grants to pay for housing, including rent, security deposits, or mortgages. Other assistance programs for struggling residents range from free food to car repairs, clinics for free medical or dental care, clothing, and household supplies. Other social services are also available.

Find financial assistance or free stuff in Morgantown WV area

Christian Help, Inc- Emergency Assistance Program - This non-profit provides limited financial assistance to those in need. The amount of help can be as low as $50, but funds may be provided. The agency also provides free clothing and other household goods including baby items, food, and more from the pantry or Free Store.

As far as emergency financial assistance, there may be money for paying rent, utilities, housing expenses and prescription medications. They also run a furniture exchange program and more.  Morgantown West Virginia. Call (304) 296-0221, or more on Christian HELP emergency assistance.

Regalos Elizabeth Fund, Inc. - This charity type organization provides small scale grants to  Hispanics in Monongalia County. The amount of assistance provided can average from $125 - $145 to each applicant, and the money can be used to meet crucial and/or emergency needs of low income Hispanic individuals and families in the community.

Typical requests satisfied by the non-profit include help with rent payments, funds for paying utility and heating bills and restoring electricity, or emergency lodging. There is also assistance for medical expenses, children's clothing, prescriptions medications, food assistance, and eye glasses. The maximum grant provided is $200.00 to applicant. Dial the United Way 211 to inquire into the program, or try (304) 290-6161

Consumer Credit Counseling - Monongalia County - This non-profit agency assists individuals and families who are in debt or facing a foreclosure. This local clients who are behind on their bills, overextended or who would like assistance with money management or debt reduction may be able to get access to counseling and advice.




Appointments are scheduled with certified credit and housing counselors in a confidential setting. It is important to note that debt repayment programs are available for those whose income will not support current monthly payments on their bills. Community Credit Education programs are available, advice on how to create a hardship letter, and pre purchase housing counseling is offered and certified by HUD. Also, find foreclosure prevention services. Call (304) 291-6819. Click here for additional debt consolidation programs.

Catholic Community Services, phone number (304) 292-6597, runs a food pantry in the area. The faith based charity also provides other basic needs, ranging from free furniture to clothes and maybe a little money to pay bills in a crisis.

Christian Help, Inc. - Provides emergency free food to individuals and families. The center also usually carries staple items as well as bread, baby food and diapers. Find how to get free diapers from nation programs. (304) 296-0221

North Central West Virginia Community Action Association - Several programs are offered by this non-profit agency in Morgantown and Monongalia County West Virginia.

Homeless Services and Prevention - This program may be able to offer eviction prevention and counseling to people who are currently in a home. The agency can also support and aid the current homeless in the community.

Low interest loans for home repairs - People who need funds to repair or make their home safe may be able to get access to low interest loans or financing. Find additional low interest loans, including from banks and lenders, credit unions and payday loan alternatives.

Weatherization - This government program can help people save potentially hundreds of dollars on their home utility and heating bills. The program works to reduce the heating and cooling cost for low-income individuals and local families (particularly for people with disabilities, the elderly, low income and families with children) by improving the energy efficiency of their homes and helping them conserve energy.





Energy bill help - The agency can refer people to energy and utility programs such as LIHEAP, West Virginia programs, and let you know how to get help from utility companies.

Housing assistance is offered as part of a continuum of care. There are two emergency shelters, including Scott Place, as well as financial aid such as security deposit programs and a Homeless Recovery Service.

Other programs offered include head start and free income tax preparation.

Call the North Central West Virginia Community Action Association at (304) 363-2170. Or for more details, locate assistance from North Central West Virginia Community Action.

Salvation Army programs are extensive in West Virginia. There is a center that supports low income and working poor residents of Monongalia County. Senior citizens and children from struggling families are also key beneficiaries. In addition to the resources below, case management services and self-sufficiency is a priority.

While the resources are limited, there can be some emergency financial aid for paying for expenses such as rent, energy, medications and heating bills. Many people from the county also use the Salvation Army food pantry or thrift stores to buy gently used clothing or school supplies. Christmas assistance can also help young children by offering gifts or meals. Read more onMorgantown Salvation Army programs.

Housing assistance, including homeless prevention programs, operate in the county. Using grants, shelter, and motel vouchers, there is help for both tenants facing an eviction and homeowners. The assistance is wide ranging, and it can help families in poverty pay their rent or heating bills and more. Additional support may place single moms into a new home or even help substance abusers in Morgantown. More on Monongalia County homeless prevention programs.

Morgantown area food banks can help feed the hungry. Hundreds of families use a pantry each week to receive everything from a free box of food to personal hygiene items or clothing. Case managers from the non-profits will also direct people to government programs, such as SNAP food stamps. More on food pantries in Monongalia County.

By Jon McNamara

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