Catholic Charities WV
Address: 125 18th St
Name of Programs Funded through UW: Emergency Assistance / Case Management
Contact Name: Mark Phillips, COO
Phone Number: 304-907-1130
What is Catholic Charities?
Guided by God’s love, Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) collaborates with community partners, parishes and families to provide caring and compassionate services to people in need and work toward lasting and meaningful change. Since its founding in 1931, CCWVa has become the largest independent provider of social and human services in West Virginia, serving tens of thousands of people each year with outreach programs and services in rural and urban communities across the state. Caring for the most vulnerable – children, the elderly, and the marginalized – is interwoven into all programming. CCWVa envisions a West Virginia where everyone can access the services they need to be happy, healthy, and reach their full potential.
How does United Way support Catholic Charities?
Catholic Charities West Virginia’s (CCWVa) emergency assistance program provides financial support to income eligible clients facing eviction or utility service termination. Clients needing financial assistance meet with a CCWVa team member to determine eligibility (ie. income) and verify need through documentation of utility termination or eviction. CCWVa makes a pledge toward the balance of the termination or eviction, with final payment on the account contingent upon the remainder of the balance being secured. The clients and CCWVa work together to create a plan to pay the remaining balance.
Additionally, CCWVa offers case management services. CCWVa’s case management program goes beyond meeting immediate basic needs to help households plan for the future and attain stability. Case management participants schedule an initial meeting with a case manager to identify opportunities and challenges the household currently faces. During subsequent meetings, the client and case manager work together to develop a plan of action to minimize challenges and maximize opportunities. The case management process usually takes place over a period of three to six months. Case management services are very much comprehensive in nature and can help clients address a number of obstacles that may be preventing them from breaking the cycle of poverty.
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About the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley
The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley supports Ohio County, Tyler County, Marshall County, Wetzel County, Brooke County in West Virginia, and Belmont County and Monroe County in Ohio. Donating through your local United Way is the best way to reach the most people in need.
The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley is an organization that supports nonprofit organizations in our area through annual campaigns, payroll deduction fundraising efforts, and individual donations. These community-minded people combine donations from employees and businesses alike to help assist those who need it most. The support from the annual campaign is then allocated to nonprofit programs through our volunteer allocations panels. We support 40 programs (and counting) in the upper Ohio Valley that tackle the toughest needs in the Ohio Valley. Consider giving to the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley today.