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Salvation Army financial assistance programs in West Virginia.

When contacting the Salvation Army in West Virginia for help, keep in mind that they have limited resources and only a small number of people will qualify for financial assistance. There may be emergency funds for housing (rent or utility bills), transportation, medicine, and other bills. Additional non-monetary resources can also be offered to qualified low income families as well. Examples of this can include case management, referrals to federal government, free school supplies, meals, or Christmas toys and more. There may also be referrals to West Virginia government assistance programs, and similar.

While the exact type of programs will vary by location and center listed below, in general the Salvation Army in West Virginia can provide emergency financial assistance including free food, clothing and shelter. Some centers offer the Soup Spoon feeding program as well as Meals For One food delivery.

Limited amounts of cash may be offered for utility bill, rent assistance and prescriptions. Other programs offered may include transportation and emergency transitional housing. The Salvation Army may also run holiday programs, which can include Christmas food baskets, toys, and Annual Thanksgiving Dinners as well as access to a thrift store. This is where low cost goods are sold, and find more details on local thrift stores.

Emergency financial help for bills from Salvation Army

West Virginia Family Emergency Service is one of the key programs administered by the Salvation Army. Programs offered can provide for basic human needs at no cost to clients. Locations may have limited amounts of help for rent, food, and utilities. Other resources can provide clothing, footwear, incidental household items, furniture and more as available. Limited transportation help is provided in specific cases.

Most of the financial assistance is only offered in a crisis situation. For example, if you are faced with an eviction and are facing homelessness, the non-profit may have some cash for paying rent. Those low income families who are about to have their power shut off may qualify for emergency assistance. Or if you need to get to a job interview, some money may be offered to pay for your gas or transportation.

Family Services operates five days per week throughout the year. A number of qualifications will need to be met, such as applicants will need to agree to a personal interview, provide receipts of expenditures for the past 30 days and bring in an Income Statement. Find more information on low income programs.




One of the programs that is often in greatest demand is Christmas Assistance. This service in West Virginia can help meet the emergency needs of families in the holiday season through resources such as Christmas Dinners by Vouchers, Remembrances & Gifts to Institutional Shut-ins, Access to a Traditional Toy Shop, and free toys and gifts from Angel Tree.

Salvation Army holds free school supply giveaway events in West Virginia. They are local, relying on donations (from the public and companies like Target or Wal-Mart), and they assist thousands of students each year. Everything from clothes to uniforms to other free school supplies are offered.

Additional social services

Substance abuse counseling is also offered in West Virginia. The Salvation Army can place addicts into addiction recovery centers or adult rehab among other programs. They also offer referrals to charitable and government clinics. If insurance is not available, this can be overcome. Find details on healthcare services for uninsured.

Locations of West Virginia centers

There are several Salvation Army corp offices in the region. Most of them serve more than one county. They can offer referrals as well to programs or non-profits that may be more local to you. In addition to the centers listed below, some of the main offices include the following.

Salvation Army of Barbour, Taylor, Tucker and Randolph Counties

Address - 111 Beech St.
Grafton, West Virginia 26354
Phone number is (304) 265-3565
Fax (304) 265-3569





Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan Counties West Virginia

Address of Salvation Army center is 501 Virginia Ave.
Martinsburg, WV 25401-1679
Telephone number is (304) 267-4612

The Salvation Army Center of Boone, Logan and Mingo Counties

Location is 544 Stratton St.
Logan, WV 25601
Dial the location at (304) 752-8131

Braxton, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, and Upshur Counties

Primary location is 1010 S. Chestnut St.
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26302-0366
Primary phone number is (304) 622-2360
The programs include free clothing (including winter coats), grants for paying heating bills or rent/security deposits, Angel Tree Christmas gifts for kids and more. The agency helps the working poor in their service area.

Second location is 1010 1/2 South Chestnut St.
Clarksburg, WV 26301

Brooke County Salvation Army

401 Commerce St.
Wellsburg, WV 26070
Phone (304) 737-0071 for information on hours and services

Wayne, Cabell, Lincoln, and Mason Counties

1235 3rd Ave.
Huntington, West Virginia 25712
Call (304) 529-2401

Corps at Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Wirt, and Wood Counties

Primary address is 534-570 Fifth St.
Parkersburg, WV 26102
Phone (304) 485-4529
Whether it is shopping at the Salvation Army thrift store or seeking free school supplies, help may be available from the church.

570 5th St.
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Call 304-485-3654

Kanawha, Clay, Roane and Putnam Counties

301 Tennessee Ave.
Charleston, West Virginia 25302
Primary number is (304) 343-4548

The Salvation Army of Charleston (Citadel)

301 Mary St.
Charleston, WV 25322-0546
Dial the center at (304) 342-6833

Thrift Store at Wyoming Street
207 Wyoming Street
Charleston, WV 25302
Phone number is (304) 344-5531

The Salvation Army at Spencer/Roane County, WV (Service Center)
Primary address is 145 Main St.
Spencer, West Virginia 25276
Call the location at (304) 927-5801 for hours





Spencer Thrift Store at 145 Main Street
Spencer, WV 25276
(304) 927-5801

Village Shopping Center
Teays, WV 25560
Call the location at (304) 757-9332

The Salvation Army Corps at Fayette, Nicholas, Webster, Wyoming, and Raleigh Counties

Center location is 312 S. Fayette St.
Beckley, WV25802-1573
Phone (304) 253-9541, Fax number is (304) 253-4826

600 South Fayette St.
Beckley, West Virginia 25801

Pendleton, Grant, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, and Pocahontas Counties

Address is 814 Light St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Dial the center at (410) 347-9944

Hancock County Salvation Army center

800 Cove Road
Weirton, WV 26062
Telephone number is (304) 748-4310

Primary address is 794 Cove Road
Weirton, WV 26062

Morgantown, WV also covers Marion, Monongalia and Preston Counties

Location 1264 University Ave.
Morgantown, West Virginia 26507
Call the branch at (304) 296-3525

Main address is 124 Morgan St.
Kingwood, WV 26537
Phone number is 304-329-1245

Main address is 1224 University Ave.
Morgantown, WV 26507
Call 304-292-5243

Wetzel, Marshall, and Tyler Counties Salvation Army

Center location 700 Jefferson Ave.
Moundsville, WV 26041-0220
Call the branch at (304) 845-0510

Address is 253 Jefferson Ave.
Moundsville, West Virginia 26155
Call 304-845-8722

Thrift Store at New Martinsville
Address: 245 Wetzel St.
New Martinsville, WV 26155
Phone number is 304-455-5151





McDowell, Mercer, Monroe and Summers Counties of West Virginia

300 Princeton Ave.
Princeton, WV 24740
Call (304) 425-2971

Main address is 818 Mercer St.
Princeton, WV 24740
Dial 304-425-2515

Ohio County - Salvation Army Corps Community Center

Address is 3333 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone number (304) 233-4412

Social Services Office: 140 16th Street
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003-6627
Main number is (304) 233-4400

Main location is 138 16th Street
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003
Telephone number is 304-233-4400

By Jon McNamara

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