Braxton, Upshur, and Webster County assistance programs.
Financial assistance and social services
Mountain CAP of West Virginia, Inc. is the community action agency for the region. The services that this non-profit administers are listed below.
Get information on rental housing that is affordable and safe. The agency can help families find apartments or homes, and case workers partner with the West Virginia Housing Development Fund as well as HUD to find appropriate homes for low income families and seniors.
Right From The Start can help new moms and their babies. The program will coordinate home visits by a licensed social worker or registered nurse that can help lead to a baby's healthy growth and development. Services include feeding, Immunizations/Well Child Care, safe infant sleep/back to sleep, Nutrition, arranging transportation to doctor appointments, making referrals to public aid such as WIC and DHHR, and finding baby care items.
A similar service offered by Mountain CAP's is the Child Development Center. Programs and a Creative Curriculum which focus on helping a child learn are offered. They will address the teacher and family roles in the children's learning. Staff plan weekly activities that can include language activities, math, art, music, and science. In addition, participants can receive a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snack during the day.
Weatherization is offered by Mountain CAP of West Virginia, Inc. The government program can help families save money, reduce utility bills, and conserve energy. Weatherization is offered in all counties, including Upshur and Webster, and it is paid for by U.S. Department of Human Services and the Department of Energy. It is the primary program that can help people reduce their heating and cooling costs. Income guidelines must be met by applicants. The program is free to qualifying lower income families and seniors.
Addressing homelessness and assisting with housing is a key focus. Mountain CAP can provide families facing eviction with emergency rental assistance, as funding allows. The agency also operates transitional housing and shelters in counties such as Webster. There may also be federal government or state of West Virginia issued grants to help pay for the security deposit due to a landlord, and the agency also has referrals to non-profits that administer other solutions.
Home Ownership services are offered to people who want to buy a home. Staff and housing counselors can help people locate affordable mortgage options, offer Home Buyer Education classes, and they provide certified credit and debt counseling. Some of the programs they offer were created by the federal government agencies, and the organization partners with them. Examples include Department of Housing and Urban Development and lower interest mortgages from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Read more non-profit credit counseling.
Mountain CAP is headquartered at 26 North Kanawha Street in Buckhannon West Virginia 26201. Call them at (304) 472-1500. For more information on their services, click here.
Salvation Army Buckhannon is located at 36 North Kanawha Street. Call (304) 472-6165 for an appointment. This leading social service agency supplies free food, gently used clothing, and may have emergency financial assistance with utilities, heating bills, and rent. Other resources range from free Christmas toys or meal boxes to drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. More on Buckhannon Salvation Army assistance programs.
Buckhannon Housing Authority can coordinate low income public or private housing. They also administer the section 8 housing voucher rental program in the region, which is income based housing. Call (304) 472-1305 for details on their services, or click here for details on section 8 in West Virginia.
Heart and Hand House – Assistance programs offered include funds for prescription medications (no controlled substances, pain killers, sleep aids, etc.), rent eviction or security deposits, and money to help provide support for low income families with termination notices on utilities. Other services include clothing, food, baby layettes, furniture, employment needs, and education.
In some instances, this charity will issue loans for income qualified residents that will need to be repaid. In any case, the staff from Heart and House will work with clients to either offer financial aid or linkage to other agencies in the region of Upshur or Braxton. (304) 744-6741
Cross Lines Information and Help Agency is operated by Upshur County Minesteral Association. It offers transportation, clothing, food, utility bill help and prescription medication assistance. 68 College Ave, Buckhannon, WV 26201, call (304) 472-0743
Senior Care Of North Central WV, Inc. – Focuses on the elderly, older adults, and senior citizens. Exact services include Veterans Care, Medicaid Waiver, Case Management, Homemaker Services, Veterans Homemaker Program, and an onsite Food Pantry. Professional and Qualified Homemaker services include socialization, meal prep, transferring, ambulation, monitor daily changes, shopping and errands, and light housekeeping. 1412 Buckhannon Pike, Nutter Fort, West Virginia 26301, dial (304) 624-0099.
Food, clothing, and general support
Reignment Center is offered by the Clothing Outreach Ministry of Shiloh. The address is Gauley Pike-Lockards Plaza, Flatwoods, WV 26621. Call (304) 765-5098.
St. Michael's Mission is a center in Burnsville that provides limited amounts of canned food goods.
United Christian Food Pantry offers support to people of all background and religions. (304) 364-5477
Health care services
A few different places to turn to for advice and support include the following. The clinics and center below may have information on basic care, immunizations, listing of clinics, or options for low income and/or uninsured patients.
The Braxton and Upshur County Department of Health and Human Resources are the two main options. Braxton center is located in Sutton West Virginia, and can be reached at (304) 765-7344. The Upshur County is based in Buckhannon. Call (304) 269-0532. The third center is in Webster Springs. Dial (304) 847-2861. These are three of the leading public health clinics and can provide advice to families and children.
Braxton Community Health Center Specialty Clinics can provide care for the under or uninsured. Some services may be available on a sliding fee scale. Read more on free medical care.
St. Joseph’s Urgent Care Clinic (304) 472-4922) as well as Buckhannon Medical Care ((304) 472-1600) are two other nearby medical and dental centers.