Basic Needs & Emergency Assistance

What We Do

Catholic Charities helps low-income individuals and families meet their most basic human needs. Emergency Assistance extends help and hope in times of crisis to individuals and families in cooperation with other social service agencies, churches and food pantries. Emergency Assistance is provided throughout the entire year, as funding permits. Service availability varies by office.


Provides material/financial assistance with advocacy efforts for people in need of:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Assistance in paying for Utilities or with Utility Termination Notice
  • Rental Eviction Notice
  • Rent Assistance in the face of an eviction
  • Prescription medication Assistance

Basic Needs & Emergency Assistance

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How to Receive Services

All individuals meeting income guidelines can receive services by visiting the regional office in your area with the proper documentation.

Income Guidelines

The client must be at or below 150% of the poverty guidelines to receive assistance. Current guidelines are listed below:

USDA 2013 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia
Persons in family/householdPoverty guideline150%

Required Documentation

Proof of Identification:
Two documents verifying identification

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Photo ID
  • Birth Certificate
  • Voter registration card
  • Medical Card
  • Passport
  • Social Security Card
  • 1040 Form (if working)

Proof of Household Income

  • Pay stubs (one month)
  • Unemployment insurance benefits
  • Worker’s Compensation letter
  • Active Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Agreement awarding child support
  • Award letters from the Social Security Administration, SSI, SSDI

NOTE: Households receiving SNAP benefits from the WVDHHR are determined to be low- income and are therefore eligible for CCWVa services.

Documentation verifying your specific emergency assistance need

  • Utility termination notice
  • Formal eviction notice that includes the landlord’s name, address and telephone number, the tenant’s name, the dollar amount owed, the date to vacate.
  • Script for essential prescription medication or original medication bottle with refills (Note: No schedule 2 medications/controlled medications will be considered for emergency assistance by CCWVa.)

NOTE: The name on eviction notice, utility bill, etc. must be of an adult family member residing in the household address.
Those with no household income
Applicant must provide written proof of zero household income

  • Denial letter for Social Security or SSI benefits
  • Financial proof of SNAP benefit
  • Medical verification of inability to work.

Regional Offices

Central Regional Office

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Work 827 Fairmont Run Road Suite #203 Morgantown WV 26501 Phone: (304) 292-6597 Fax: (304) 292-4017

Monongalia, Marion, Preston,Taylor, Barbour, Doddridge & Harrison

Eastern Regional Office

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Work 224 South Queen Street Martinsburg WV 25401 Phone: (304) 267-8837 Fax: (304) 267-8833

Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, and Morgan

Northern Regional Office

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Work 2000 Main Street Suite #200 Wheeling WV 26003 Phone: (304) 905-9860 ext. 2201 Fax: (304) 905-0304

Ohio, Marshall, Brooke & Hancock

Parkersburg Regional Office

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Work 1226 Market Street Parkersburg WV 26101 Phone: (304) 917-4486 Fax: (304) 422-9539

Wood, Wirt, Jackson, Roane, Calhoun, Ritchie, Wetzel, Tyler & Pleasants

Southern Regional Office

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Work 203 South 7th Street P O Box 386 Princeton WV 24740 Phone: (304) 425-4306 Fax: (304) 425-7515

Mercer, McDowell, Wyoming, Summers, Monroe, Raleigh, Fayette, Nicholas & Greenbrier

Western Regional Office

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Work 1116 Kanawha Boulevard East Charleston WV 25301 Phone: (304) 380-0162 Fax: (304) 380-0156

Boone, Cabell, Clay, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, & Wayne

Weston Regional Office

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Work 1513 Harrison Avenue Suite C10 P O Box 2764 Elkins WV 26241 Phone: (304) 636-4875 Fax: (304) 636-4876

Braxton, Gilmer, Lewis, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Tucker, Upshur, and Webster Counties