Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some common questions / answers. If you don't find the answer you need here, feel free to contact us at (304) 905-9860 or

Client FAQs

What Assistance is Available?

Children Services, Elderly Services, Outreach Services, Nutritional Support, Disaster Services, Migration and Refugee Services.

Do you have to be Catholic to receive services?

Many wonder if one must be Catholic to receive services from Catholic Charities WV. The answer: Certainly not! We don’t even ask!
The “Catholic” in our name is WHY we serve, not WHO.

Where is and How Do I Contact My Local Office?

Our main offices throughout the state are divided by region. Find your county below for more information about your regional office.

Central Region
Covering the counties of:
Barbour, Doddridge, Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston & Taylor

Eastern Region
Covering the counties of:
Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral & Morgan

Northern Region
Covering the counties of:
Hancock, Brooke, Ohio &Marshall

Parkersburg Region
Covering the counties of:
Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wetzel, Wirt & Wood

Southern Region
Covering the counties of:
Fayette, Greenbrier, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Raleigh, Summers & Wyoming

Western Region
Covering the counties of:
Boone, Cabell, Clay, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putman & Wayne

Weston Region
Covering the counties of:
Braxton, Gilmer, Lewis, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Tucker, Upshur & Webster

Donor FAQs

Where Are You Located?

Catholic Charities West Virginia serves the entire state of West Virginia. The main office is located in Wheeling. General donations support where the need is the greatest. Please see the map for an office near you.

How Do I Support My Local Office?

Donations may be designated to a local outreach office, a region, a program by simply noting it on the envelope, check or by credit card from the cause page.

What Are Tax Incentives for Giving?

Catholic Charities West Virginia is a 501 c 3 charitable organization. Donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law. Some donations may qualify for West Virginia Neighborhood Investment tax credits when available. In addition, Planned Giving opportunities offer donor’s tax benefits. Charitable Organization Status information can be seen here.

How Do I Set Up Planned Giving?

Planned giving unites personal and financial goals with charitable giving objectives. In many cases they offer the donor the opportunity to make an impactful gift to Catholic Charities West Virginia as it serves the poor and works to reduce poverty in West Virginia.

Planned gifts provide vital support and stability for Catholic Charities WV now and in the future. Planned charitable giving takes many forms; please consider an option that best suits your family. For more information please contact Patricia Phillips, Director of Development and Marketing at (304) 905-9879.

For more information about Planned Giving, visit our Planned Giving Page.

How Do I Make a Pledge?

To make a pledge or schedule a recurring donation to your credit card, please contact the Development Office at 304-905-9860 ext 2024.

Volunteer FAQs

How Do I Volunteer?

CCWVa offers many different volunteer opportunities. Visit the volunteer page to find out how you can participate in your region.

Do I Need a Background Check to Volunteer?

Certain volunteer positions may require background checks. To find out more information, contact CCWVa at (304) 905-9860.