Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


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West Virginia Assistance Programs and Services


  • West Virginia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health, (+++)  Call: 800-642-8589
  • West Virginia WV WORKS  – Provides cash as temporary financial assistance for eligible familiesCall: 304-558-0628
  • West Virginia Tel-Assistance/Lifeline  – Offers discounts on basic monthly service for qualified telephone customers, Call: Local telephone company
  • West Virginia Medicaid  – A health insurance program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible West Virginia residents, Call: 877-716-1212
  • West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)  – Offers health care coverage to all eligible children in West Virginia, Call: 844-435-7498
  • West Virginia Specialized Family Care Program (SFCP)  – Designed to serve the needs of children and adults with developmental disabilities, Call: 304-558-0628
  • West Virginia Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program  – A state-funded program for qualifying Medicaid recipients and their families who have access to health insurance that is either self-funded, available through a job, or COBRA, Call: 855-699-8447
  • West Virginia Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 304-558-0030
  • West Virginia National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call: 304-558-2708
  • West Virginia Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 304-558-2708
  • West Virginia School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call: 304-558-2708
  • West Virginia Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call304-558-2708
  • West Virginia Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day care, Call: 304-558-2708
  • West Virginia Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 304-356-4604
  • West Virginia Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)  – Assists eligible households with the cost of home heating through direct cash payments or payments to utility companies on their behalfCall: 304-558-0628
  • West Virginia Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)  – Assists households reduce energy bills by improving the energy efficiency of their homes, Call: Contact
  • West Virginia Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)  – Provides low-income seniors with special vouchers to buy fresh, nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs from authorized farmers’ markets, Call: 304-558-3550
  • West Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Local PHA
  • West Virginia Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents., Call: Local PHA