West Virginia Salvation Army financial assistance programs.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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