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Parkersburg, WV 26101
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Working with our Communities since 1971

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Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Mid-Ohio Valley, Inc. is committed to maintaining the privacy of individuals and/or families who have contacted us for assistance. We insure that all information shared, both orally and in writing, will be managed within legal and ethical considerations. Personal information such as debt balance, debt obligation, income, living expenses and financial circumstances may be provided to creditors.  This information may not be provided to other parties without prior authorization.  We may also use aggregate case file information for the purpose of evaluating our services, gathering valuable research information and designing future programs. Your confidentiality will be maintained through the use of a unique individual client number or by using aggregate data in all circumstances.

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The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley

Hours: 8:30 - 4:30; Monday - Friday.

912 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101 or

Phone: 304-422-3151

Fax: 304-865-2072

Agency Mission

The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley is dedicated to ensuring a satisfying and productive life for children and adults with intellectual, cognitive, and developmental disabilities by providing programs and services that encourage, assist, and empower them to live, work, learn, play, and worship in their community alongside their peers and friends.

Other Locations

Noah’s Arc Thrift Shop #1
906 Broadway Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26101

Noah’s Arc Thrift Shop #2
1915 Dudley Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26101

Agency Services

The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley oversees and implements 28 programs and services in the areas of:

  • Early Intervention (Birth to Three Services)
  • Networking and family education
  • Self-advocacy programs
  • Information and referral
  • Disability awareness training
  • Socialization and recreation activities
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Inclusion programming and training
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Adult living skills
  • Scholarship program
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome and brain injury prevention
  • Secret Christmas project
  • Noah’s Arc Thrift Shops (two locations)
  • TechLink - Assistive Technology Program

Birth Injury Guide

Based in Houston, TX
Phone: 877-415-6603

Agency Mission

The mission of Birth Injury Guide is to help answer the questions that parents and families have about birth injuries. Throughout our website you’ll find comprehensive birth injury information that will help guide you if your child or loved one has a birth injury. Additionally, our birth injury experts and medical professionals are standing by to help answer any questions you may have. Feel free to call us toll free at 877-415-6603.

Agency Services

We work hard to keep our information as relevant and as up-to-date as possible. We strive to educate families on many different types of birth injuries, what the symptoms are, how birth injuries are caused, how they can be diagnosed, what the available treatment is, what the prognosis is, and what assistance programs are available to them.

  • Birth injury types
  • Birth injury symptoms
  • Infant wrongful death
  • Financial Support & Legal Assistance

Catholic Charities WV - Parkersburg Region

Hours: 8:30 - 4:30; Monday - Friday.
521 Market Street, #24, Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone: 304-424-3457, ext. 130

Fax: 304-422-1025

Agency Mission

Catholic Charities WV, rooted in the Good News of Jesus Christ and the social teachings of the Catholic Church, is the primary social services arm of the diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Our mission is to alleviate poverty, distress, and injustice by providing comprehensive social services to the poor and vulnerable, advocating for social justice, and calling all people of good will, especially those of the church, to serve.

Outreach Office

Outreach Office Hours: 8:30 - 4:30; Monday - Wednesday

21 Rosary Rd., Suite A, New Martinsville, WV 26155

Outreach Office Phone: 304-455-9740

Services Offered

Serving: Wood, Wirt, Jackson, Roane, Calhoun, Ritchie, Pleasants, Tyler, and Wetzel Counties.

  • Emergency assistance for utilities with a termination notice
  • Limited emergency housing needs
  • Prescription assistance – no narcotic/psychotropic drugs
  • Monthly bus passes for employment purposes
  • Gas cards for out of town/state hospital and physicians’ visits with confirmation of appointment
  • Lunch each Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall 11-12:30
  • Member of WV VOAD – assistance with disasters
  • Mobile Food Pantry in Wirt, Ritchie, Roane, Calhoun, Gilmer, and Doddridge Counties
  • Food Pantry – New Martinsville office

Children’s Home Society of West Virginia

Hours: 8:30 – 4:30; Monday - Friday.

1717 St. Mary’s Ave Parkersburg, WV 26101

Mailing address: PO Box 763 Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone: 304-485-0650

Fax: 304-485-0618

Agency Mission

To promote the well being of children.

Our current efforts are directed towards protecting and nurturing children, while helping to enhance, preserve, and strengthen their families.

Services Offered

  • Right From the Start
  • Birth to Three
  • Parents as Teachers
  • Adoption
  • Foster Care

After school Programs

  • Mentoring
  • Runaway and Homeless Youth
  • Homeless Student Liaison
  • Emergency Teen Shelter

Circles Campaign of the Mid-Ohio Valley, Inc.

Hours: Call
St. Paul’s UMC, 219 11th St., Parkersburg, WV 26101
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1643, Parkersburg, WV 26102

Phone: 304-488-7760

Agency mission

To break the cycle of poverty one family at a time through education and relational networks across economic boundaries. The Circles® Campaign is a transformational approach to end poverty and partners volunteers and community leaders with families in need to uplift low-income families as they move permanently out of poverty; empower people from every economic back-ground to solve poverty in their communities; provide families with the training, networking, and social capital essential to get out of poverty; change systemic barriers and policies that lock people into poverty.

Services offered

  • 10 week Circle Leader training for persons/families wishing to break cycle of poverty.

  • Poverty awareness training including a framework for understanding poverty and poverty simulations.

  • Weekly meetings attended by Circle Leaders, volunteers, and community leaders.

Community Resources, Inc.

Hours: 8:00 - 4:00;  Monday - Friday.
914 Market Street, Suite 305, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Senior Citizen Building)

Phone: 304-485-5525

Fax: 304-485-5527

Agency mission

Community Resources, Inc. empowers families and strengthens communities by providing leadership, education, resources and opportunities that improve the quality of life.

Services offered

  • Family Development/Case Management: Provide one on one case management with individual/families to define barriers (their choice), educate, overcome and eliminate barriers to their self sufficiency.

  • Emergency Assistance/Crisis Intervention: Utility payments assistance, Food, Personal Items and Clothing referrals to other agencies for other resources needed.

  • VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance): Volunteer Federal and State Income Tax preparation and e-filing services.

Services Offered continued…

  • ECIP (Energy Crisis Intervention Program): Assist households in alleviating emergency home heating needs.

  • Weatherization: Deliver energy efficiency services to qualifying households, performing home energy audits, installing insulation, sealing air leaks, making modifications or replacing heating systems and make minor repairs.

  • Housing: Assist individuals and families with safe and affordable housing.

Constructs new homes through the Community Housing Development Organization available for purchase as low interest rates and discounted prices for those who qualify.

  • Home Repair/Renovation: including electrical, plumbing, roofing/gutter, heating and cooling systems repairs/installation, windows, home remodeling, and general construction services.

 Fee based service.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Mid-Ohio Valley

Hours: 8:30 - 5:00; Monday - Friday.
2715 Murdoch Avenue, Suite B4 Parkersburg, WV 26101

Phone: 304-485-3141

Fax: 304-485-3286

Agency Mission

To provide outstanding community service with a staff dedicated to providing professional counseling, credit education and debt reduction programs and to also promote fair and equal housing to all persons regardless of race, religion, gender or financial status.

Services offered

  • Debt Management
  • Credit Report Review and Counseling
  • Bankruptcy Counseling & Education
  • First-Time Homebuyer Education
  • Delinquent Mortgage
  • Reverse Mortgage
  • Credit Rebuilding Counseling
  • EZ Bill Pay Program

Services Offered continued…

  • SS/SSI Representative Payee Program
  • VA Representative Payee Program


  • Debt Management: $50.00
  • Bankruptcy Pre and Post Sessions: $50.00
  • HECM( Reverse Mortgage): $125.00
  • Delinquent Mortgage: $0
  • First Time Homebuyer: $50.00
  • Credit Report Individual: $25.00
  • Credit Report Joint: $35.00
  • Credit Report Reading: $20.00
  • Easy-Pay (Check Book): $25.00
  • Payee: Approved by Social Security
  • VA Fiduciary: Approved by VA

*All fees can be waived based on need per Counselor/Payee discretion.*

FaithLink Volunteer Caregivers

Hours: 8:30 - 4:30; Monday - Friday.
521 Market Street, Box 6, Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone: 304-424-3457, 214

Fax: 304-422-1025

Agency Mission

Faith Link assists individuals who are seniors (60+), and those with a chronic illness to remain independent in their homes.

Services Offered

Transportation to medical appointments, visitation, chores, and reassurance calls provided by volunteers.


There is no charge for services - donations are welcome. Application and assessment are required.

Family Crisis Intervention Center

Hours: 24/7 365 days a year
P.O. Box 695, Parkersburg, WV 26102
Phone: 304-428-2333 or 1-800-794-2335

Fax: 304-428-2398

Agency mission

The purpose of The Family Crisis Intervention Center of Region V, Inc. is to advocate and support social change that will result in non-violent relationships, homes, and communities.

To achieve this social change, the Center provides public education, direct services, and programs related to the issue of domestic violence and sexual violence.

Services Offered

24 hour hotline
Information and referral
Legal advocacy
Case management
Outreach services
Kids First Program - A child exchange and monitored visitation center
Community education
Sexual assault/response to hospital

Services are provided in the West Virginia counties of Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, and Wood.

The Gabriel Project of WV, Inc. – Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter

Hours: 9:00 – 3:00; Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
521 Market Street, Box 9, Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone: (304) 424-3457, ext 105

Fax: (304) 422-1025

Agency Mission

The Gabriel Project of West Virginia is committed to protecting and honoring life by providing immediate and practical support to pregnant women and families with infants and young children under the age of two years.

Services Offered

We provide such items as:

  • Safe cribs
  • Secure car seats
  • Diapers
  • Formula
  • Clothing and hygiene products

Provided at no or low costs to our clients.

We also provide mothers with emotional support, answers questions about baby care, offer information materials, and make referrals to other social service organizations.

Horizons Center for Independent Living, Inc.

Hours: 24/7
934 Williams Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101

Phone: (304)428-7799

Fax: (304)428-7766 or

Agency Mission

To provide services and training of the highest quality in residential, health, behavior, recreational and independent living skills for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. This will maximize each individual’s potential for growth, development and opportunity for independence in our community.

Junior League of Parkersburg, Inc.

1301 Murdoch Ave., Parkersburg, WV 26101

Mailing address: PO Box 4051, Parkersburg, WV 26104
Phone: 304-422-6961 (message only)


The Junior League of Parkersburg, Inc. is committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and to improving the community through effective actions and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is educational and charitable.

Fees: NO fees are associated with services provide by the Junior league of Parkersburg.

Services Offered

2012/2013 programs include:

  • Childhood nutrition program “Kids in the Kitchen”
  • Historic preservation of both architectural and cultural histories of the MOV through education
  • Promotion of physical activity and diversity with the building of an all accessible playground called “JuLeP’s Pathways”
  • Train volunteers
  • Provide assistance as needed in the community through effective action and leadership.

(Services change annually in June.)

Latrobe Street Mission

Hours: 8:00 – 5:00
1725 Latrobe Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101
Mailing address: P O Box 91 Parkersburg, WV 26101

Phone: 304-893-9460

Fax: 304-893-9461


Homeless Shelter

Services offered
Night Shelter

Literacy Volunteers of the Mid-Ohio Valley, Inc.

Hours:10:00 – Noon; Monday - Friday.
3100 Emerson Ave., Parkersburg, WV 26101

Phone: 304-420-4613

Fax: 304-420-4589


To foster and promote literacy among adults in Wood, Ritchie, and Wirt Counties in WV.


An adult population where every person has reading skills commensurate with his/her social and economic needs.


To provide free and continuing tutoring in a confidential manner to any adult who requests assistance with basic reading, writing, or speaking English.

Primary Objectives

  1. To identify and reach those persons within the geographic area who need our services.

  1. To provide an adequate supply of qualified, certified tutors to satisfy the needs of those students who request our services.

  1. To make the public aware of our existence and services.

  1. To raise funds sufficient to support these objectives.

Services offered

English reading/writing skills at levels consistent with students’ goals; English as a Second Language; basic math consistent with students’ goals. Further services are being considered as part of LVMOV’s long range planning.

Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home

Hours: 24/7
1030 George St., Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone: 304-485-3341

Fax: 304-485-3396


To provide a safe, supportive, nurturing environment for people who suffer from alcoholism or other chemical addiction. To allow sufficient time to overcome withdrawal, develop a personal recovery program and plan for re-entry into community, work or family.


Call for information

Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department

Hours: 8:00 - 4:00; Monday - Friday, unless posted.
211 Sixth Street, Parkersburg WV 26101
Phone: 304.485.7374 or 888.550.6797

Fax: 304.485.7499

Agency Mission

Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department services are designed to protect and improve public health by preventing illness, disease and disability; promoting coordination and use of community services within our six county region.

Services offered

Clinical Services provides a selection of services including; Children’s Physicals (Healthcheck√, CHS), Immunization Clinics including international travel vaccinations and adult vaccination clinics; Family Planning Services; HIV Testing/Counseling; Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing, Tuberculosis Screening/Clinic/X-Ray; and other services including some Lab services with written order, routine blood pressure checks, fluoride, community education, community health and epidemiology services.

Clinical services also does Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening. This program helps uninsured and underinsured women, who are residents of WV, gain access to screening and early detection and treatment of cancer.

Environmental Health program conducts inspections and surveillance activities to protect the public health. This section permits and inspects food service operations, septic tank and home aeration systems, water wells, day care and personal care facilities, swimming pools and bathing beaches, and mobile home parks.

West Nile Virus and Rabies Surveillance Activities are also conducted.

Epidemiology division continue surveillance activities of infectious diseases coupled with effective preventive strategies that may include immunization, education, assurance of clean water and proper food preparation techniques, etc.

Services Offered continued…

Monitor and study public health problems in our community, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, alcohol and tobacco abuse, and environmental exposures.

Prepare to respond to emergent events that threaten the health and safety of our citizens, such as newly emergent infections, terrorist acts, or natural disasters.

Health and Wellness programs consists of Oral Health, Tobacco Prevention, Physical Activity, and Nutrition Programs. Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides income eligible, nutritionally at risk participants with nutrition education, breastfeeding support, free supplemental healthy food, and referrals for health and social service needs for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to the age of 5.

Threat Preparedness is charged with working to protect the general public from the growing specter of acts of terrorism and new emerging diseases through planning, detection, communication, response, public information and training.

Health Alert Network, Strategic National Stockpile, Development of Additional Surge Capacity


City of Parkersburg, Calhoun, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt, and Wood Counties with additional WIC offices in Jackson, Gilmer, and Mason Counties.


Some programs may use a sliding fee scale based on Federal Poverty Guidelines to calculate the portion of payment for which a client is responsible.

No person will be denied services due to the inability to pay.

Many services at Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department are funded by Medicaid/HMOs and programs through the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, PEIA, or Medicare.

Nonprofits LEAD; Marietta College

Hours: 8:30 - 5:00; Monday - Friday.
McDonough Center for Leadership and Business
215 Fifth Street, Room 210,

Marietta, OH 45750

Phone: 740-376-4559

Agency Mission

To build a strong, sustainable non-profit community in the Mid-Ohio Valley in which every organization is able to effectively and efficiently achieve its mission.

Services Offered

Workshops, webinars, and networking opportunities, and training events; Annual non-profit conference; service learning partnerships through Marietta College; capacity development resources, regional non-profit listserv, scholarship funding to non-profit personnel to attend local, state, and national events.


Events are low or no cost. Scholarship funding is available to nonprofit personnel to attend.

Our Community’s Foundation
Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates

Hours: 8:30 – 4:30; Monday - Friday.
1620 Park Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26101
 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1762, Parkersburg, WV 26102
Phone: 304-428-4438

Fax: 304-428-1200

Agency Mission

We serve the people of our region by providing leadership and inspiring people to build permanent resources for the betterment of their communities.

Serves the following counties: Wood, Wirt, Ritchie, Doddridge, Jackson, Mason, Calhoun, Roane, Gilmer and Pleasants in WV and Washington County, OH.

Services Offered

  • Assists donors (individuals, businesses, organizations) with establishing endowment funds to benefit charitable causes throughout the region;
  • Manages endowment funds for a wide variety of charitable purposes, including endowments for designated non-profit agencies:
  • Awards grants to nonprofit organizations and public entities throughout the region to address the charitable needs of the area;
  • Provides scholarships to area students to pursue post-secondary education;
  • Provides leadership to address regional needs and issues.

Fees: No specific fees for services other than an administrative fee on endowment funds.

PEER Support Inc.

Phone: 304-481-5766


To provide peer support services to adults with mental illness to help them to be able to live their lives in their chosen living arrangement as positive, productive members of their community.


$375 per month plus whatever amount is received under SNAP. If no SNAP, 6% of gross income.

Services Offered

We have three homes for residents who are working on recovery of mental illness. William Manor has 5 beds, Victory Memorial has 9 beds and Carriage House has 4 beds. The adults who live in these homes provide each other with peer support and share in the normal household duties of cooking and cleaning. Our Housing Director helps them to build a plan based on their own goals, strengths, and abilities. Following this plan they then move forward and accomplish these short term goals that will bring them closer to their hopes for future.

PEER Support Center

Hours: 9:00 - 2:30; Tuesday - Friday.
Phone: 304-588-0869

Agency Mission

The second arm of our program and mission to meet the needs of adults with mental illness is the Peer Support Center.

Services Offered

This program provides a safe place for adults with mental illness to gather, share life experiences, skills and talents. It is a peer run program so that the participants are responsible for planning activities and maintaining the facility. Sometimes this means they request outside programs and some they provide. We have discussion, skill building, educational, thought provoking, brain teaser groups.

Services Offered continued…

We also provide computers with Internet access, board games, ping pong, pool table, foosball, air hockey, half-court basketball, exercise equipment, shower, laundry, noon meal, but mostly a lot of friendly people to have fun with and build positive relationships with.


We do not charge fees for any services provided at the Center, but we do require participation. It’s a place to have fun, meet with people who have a lot of the same life experiences to share and provide peer support with as well as opportunities to help others and build confidence and self-esteem.

We will even come and get you.

Warm Line

Phone: 304-679-8183

When you just need to talk and your buddy isn’t available. It is NOT a Crisis Line or a resource line. It is just someone who you can talk to before you get to a crisis situation.

Pleasants County Committee on Family Issues-Family Resource Network

Hours: 8:00 - 4:00; Monday - Friday.
213 Second Street, St. Marys, WV 26170

Phone: 304-684-3962

Fax: 304-684-3962


To support and strengthen families in Pleasants County by promoting inter-agency collaboration in providing programs and services based on local needs.

Services Offered

  • Gabriel Project
  • Family Resource Guides
  • Tobacco cessation assistance
  • Domestic Violence and Child Abuse and Neglect prevention information
  • Referrals to community service organizations for assistance, etc.

St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church

2508 Dudley Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Matthew 25)
Hours:  Food cupboard; 10:30 to 11:30am Tuesday’s & Friday’s. Clothing Closet 10:00 to 1pm on Thursday.

609 Market Street, Parkersburg. WV 26101 (Social Concerns)
Hours:  1:00pm - 3:00pm

Mailing address: 2500 Dudley Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone number: (304) 428-1262 Matthew 25 and

(304) 422-6786 Social Concerns

Agency Mission

Client intakes and offer information regarding services available to them and their particular need.

Services Offered

Social Concerns
Monetary assistance for utility bills with termination notices and for emergency prescription assistance.

Matthew 25
Food cupboard and clothing closet.


No charge for services. Require termination notice for utility bills.

The Salvation Army

Hours: 8:30 - 4:00; Monday - Friday (Closed 12 - 1 Lunch)
534 5th Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101

Phone: 304-485-4529

Fax: 304-485-9605

Agency Mission

The motivation of the organization is love of God and a practical concern for the needs of humanity. This is expressed by spiritual ministry, the purposes of which are to preach the Gospel, disseminate Christian truths, supply basic human necessities, provide personal counseling and undertake the spiritual and moral regeneration and physical rehabilitation of all persons in need who come within its sphere of influence regardless of race, color, creed, sex or age.

Services Offered

  • Utility – Termination Notices (Client must have termination notice)
  • Some Medications - We assist with life threatening prescriptions for heart, high blood pressure, Diabetes and etc.
  • Clothing Vouchers - We give vouchers to be used in our thrift store.
  • Food Assistance - We assist those that live outside the city limits with food.
  • Eye Care Assistance - We can assist with eye care for Wood county residents. This is a one time only assistance.
  • Shelter - We have a homeless shelter where men, women and families can stay up to 8 weeks.
  • Opportunity House/Transitional Living - Twelve month apartments for individuals & families.

Sisters of St. Joseph Charitable Fund

Hours: 9:00  – 4:00; Monday - Friday.
4420 Rosemar Center, Suite 204, Parkersburg, WV 26104
 Mailing address: P.O. Box 4440, Parkersburg, WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-6080

Fax: 304-424-6081

Agency Mission

The mission of the SSJCF is to promote healthy and sustainable communities by providing resources, strengthening collaborative relationships, and supporting initiatives that impact people in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Through this mission, the SSJCF seeks to enhance the rich gifts already found in local communities.

Services Offered

The SSJCF is guided by its vision of “healthy people in healthy communities” which embraces a broad view of health including spiritual, emotional, physical, social, and economic well being, with special concern for the poor, vulnerable, or otherwise underserved.

The grants program is a primary means by which the SSJCF advances its mission through partnering with organizations to address significant health and wellness issues.

The SSJCF has three priority areas of grant making including oral health, healthy lifestyles, and healthy equity.

United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley

Hours: 8:30–4:30; Monday - Friday.
520 Grand Central Ave., Ste, 201, Vienna, WV 26105
Phone: 304.580.0570

Fax: 304.580.0578 – Joyce Mather – Chris Anderson – Brenda Myers

Facebook: United Way Alliance


The mission of the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley is to unite communities, contributors, and human service agencies in a common goal to improve the quality of life in the greater Mid-Ohio Valley.


  • Information and referral on health and human services
  • Collaborates with multiple community partners to address our communities most pressing needs
  • Emergency Services information – Utility assistance through Warming Hands and Hearts
  • Organizes and implements a Back-to-School-Backpack program for at risk children in 8 surrounding counties (6 counties in WV, 2 in Ohio)
  • Every Smile Matters oral health initiative (dental pouch) in school backpacks

Voices of the Streets, Inc., Essentially Yours’

Hours:10:00 - 2:30; Tuesdays & Wednesdays.
534 Fifth Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101
Mailing address: PO Box 1175, Parkersburg, WV 26104

Phone: (304) 916-1808

Fax: (304) 916-1808

Agency Mission

Essentially Yours gives home goods and essentials to referred families and individuals transitioning from homelessness into a dwelling.

Services Offered

We serve needy families and individuals in the Mid-Ohio Valley by giving them essential home good items needed to set up housekeeping. We serve clients referred from a reputable service agent. The client must have a referral, photo ID, current lease, and a social security card for each member in the household. We serve each family and individual once every 18 months, unless extenuating circumstances exist.


  • Kitchen Supplies/Towels
  • Bath Supplies/Towels
  • Shower Curtains
  • All Size Bed Sheets, Comforters, & Blankets
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Tissue
  • Brooms
  • Mops
  • Cleaning Products
  • Toilet Tissue
  • Small Electrical Appliances
  • New Bed Pillows
  • Personal Hygienic Items



Referral from a service organization

Volunteer Action Center

Hours: 8:30-4:30; Monday - Friday.
521 Market St., Dils Center #6, Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone: 304-424-3457

Fax: 304-422-1023

Agency Mission

“Linking People to Service” by mobilizing the power of those people to build a stronger community.


No fee; although Center for Community Services Agencies pay rent and associated costs.

Services Offered

  • Information and referral through West Virginia 211.
  • Faithlink - assisting individuals who are elderly, physically disabled, or suffering chronic illness to maintain independence.
  • Center for Community Service Agencies – offering low cost rental spaces to community agencies.
  • Volunteer WV – an effort to connect people who wish to volunteer with agencies that need volunteers.
  • Child Care Food Program – Provides reimbursement to eligible home daycare providers for nutritious meals and snacks.

Washington County Harvest of Hope

Hours: M/T/W/F truck delivery
301 Wooster Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Phone: 740-706-1244

Fax: 740-373-1560

Agency Mission

Harvest of Hope’s (HOH) purpose is to identify and use a variety of local resources to generate more food in order to assist hungry people of the Mid-Ohio Valley.

 Services Offered

  • Food recovery/distribution-rescue food which would otherwise be discarded from retail food businesses-groceries, dairy, institutions, farm markets, orchards

Services Offered continued…

  • Distribute free of charge to food pantries, hot-meal programs, senior nutrition sites, and other agencies who feed low-income people. Our refrigerated truck-staffed by volunteers- delivers four days a week in Ohio and occasionally Parkersburg.

  • Community Gardens-currently maintain 5 gardens teaching primarily low-income people how to grow their own produce, a portion of which is donated to our recovery program or sold at low prices or free in our weekly mini-market.

  • Gleaning-volunteers pick produce from commercial farms and orchards for donation into our recovery program.

Westbrook Health Services, Inc.

Hours: 8:00 - 5:00;  Monday - Friday.
Some evening and limited Saturday hours

Crisis and Residential Services provided 24 hours a day
2121 Seventh St., Parkersburg, WV 26101

Phone: 304-485-1721

Fax: 304-485-6710 or

Agency Mission

"Empowering people to achieve their greatest potential, Westbrook Health Services, Inc. is the industry leader in providing comprehensive care to individuals with mental health, developmental, substance abuse and addiction challenges."

Services Offered

Services are provided for three primary groups:

  • Mental Health
  • Addictions
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

A variety of services fall under these programs including Medical, Residential, Crisis and Children and Family Services.


Varies; most major insurance policies accepted including Medicaid and Medicare; Charity Care available when criteria met.

WV Birth to Three

Hours: 8:30 – 4:30; Monday - Friday.
912 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101 OR
Phone: 304-485-2000

Fax: 304-865-2072

Agency Mission

WV Birth to Three is a statewide system of services and supports for children under age three who have a delay in their development, or may be at risk for having a delay, and their families. WVBTT early intervention services are provided in the child’s natural environment (home or community) at no cost to the families of eligible children.

Services Offered

  • WV Birth to Three services may include:
  • Audiology
  • Counseling
  • Child Development
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychological
  • Service Coordination
  • Social Work
  • Speech Therapy
  • Vision

WVU Extension Service

Hours: 8:30 – 4:30
1 Court Square, Suite 408, Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone: (304) 424-1960

Fax: (304) 424-1967

Agency Mission

WVU Extension Service educators and volunteers build and help sustain collaborations and partnerships with people and organizations in West Virginia, to improve their lives and communities. Our programs and services strengthen leaders of all ages, youth and families. We develop and teach best practices for sustainable agriculture, for responsible use of renewable resources and stewardship of natural resources. We work to improve our state’s communities, workforce and the economy.

Services offered

WVU Extension Service provides programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development, Families and Health, and Community, Economic, and Workforce Development with support from West Virginia University faculty and staff.


Most programs through WVU Extension are free. There are fees associated with CEOS, 4-H camps, and Master Gardeners.

Community Resources

Parkersburg and the Mid-Ohio Valley Area
Community Services Member Directory 2012-2013