Lasted updated on April 7, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Catholic Charities West Virginia Continues to Serve Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Aid continues to be extended to the most vulnerable
Many of the tens of thousands of West Virginians we serve each year fall into the categories that the Center for Disease Control considers at risk to contract the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Their health and safety, as well as that of our staff and volunteers, are of upmost importance to us. Therefore, we are making adjustments as we receive new information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to ensure the people we serve and their families are safe during this time.
What We’re Doing
Catholic Charities West Virginia continues to provide programs and services to the extent possible during these extraordinary circumstances. However, programs and services have had to be modified or altered.
Throughout all sites, we are diligent in meeting the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) standards.
Food pantries have changed from a casual “shopping-like” experience to pre-packaged bags and boxes with pick-up at the door.
Hot meals, typically served buffet style, are now pre-packed in “to-go” containers and distributed at front entryways.
Meal deliveries from the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center are being placed at the front doors of recipients.
Case management and emergency assistance services are provided by phone rather than in-person visits.
Our Mobile Food Pantry has shifted to a drive-through model in all counties that it serves.
Our Adult Education centers are assisting learners in continuing their studies independently and online with follow-up phone calls from instructors.
Child Care Resource Center offices are assisting clients and providers via telephone and email.
HomeCare services have been modified with in-home caregivers wearing personal protection equipment and diligently adhering to CDC recommended guidelines for infection control.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach program services continue to be offered remotely.
West Virginia Birth to Three services are provided through phone or virtual/video visits.
Child Care Food Program continues to provide services via telephone and email.
Our Disaster Services Program continues to provide assistance via telephone and email.
Migration and Refugee Services still provides active case management services to refugees and other eligible populations through phone and email. The program still provides immigration legal services through phone as well.
Staff members who do not work directly with clients are working remotely as possible.
All work travel has been canceled.
Our upcoming fundraising events for the next several weeks have been postponed or canceled; the Neighborhood Center Spaghetti Dinner in Wheeling has been postponed; the Derby Party event in Huntington has been canceled; and the Sabika Bingo fundraiser in Bluefield has been postponed.
Last updated on April 7, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Contact Your Local Office
Please call your local office for more detailed information. View the office directory here.
Catholic Charities West Virginia is committed to staying present and working through this health crisis with the vulnerable populations we serve. Although our buildings may be closed to the public, we are still open; not just through our services, but through our hearts and minds as we continue to find creative ways to protect our staff, volunteers and clients while still providing the services upon which our communities depend.
How You Can Help
We have been experiencing a number of questions about how you can help Catholic Charities West Virginia at this time. Please consider making a donation to help us meet critical needs.
How to donate:
Make a check payable to Catholic Charities West Virginia and mail it to CCWVa, 2000 Main Street, Wheeling, WV 26003 or click here to make a donation online.
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