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Parenting Support

Being a parent is truly at 24-hour job. Wouldn't it be nice to find other parents facing the same issues as you? Here are some various national and West Virginia based parenting support organizations that may be of help to you.



  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of NCWV Helps children living in primarily single-parent families by offering one-to-one friendship with caring adult volunteers.
  • CASA for Kids (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
    Advocates for abused and neglected children to be placed in safe, permanent homes, by utilizing trained community volunteers, appointed by a judge, to advocate for the best interest of these children.  Phone: 304-599-1087
  • Family Assistance - School Clothing Allowance (SCA)
    Since the mid-70's the Department has provided an annual school clothing allowance for low-income school age children and children who are recipients of cash assistance.
  • Literacy Volunteers
    Provides free 1 on 1 confidential adult tutoring designed to improve the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills of the adult learner in both basic reading (BR) and English as a Second Language (ESL). Phone: 304-296-3400
  • Milan Puskar Health Right, Inc.Free medical care, medication assistance and other support services for low-income, uninsured people in north central West Virginia is available through Milan Puskar Health Right.
    Phone: 304-292-8234
  • Monongalia County Child Advocacy Center
    The mission of the MCCAC is to advocate for children who have been abused and neglected by providing a child-friendly and safe environment where children and their families can be interviewed, educated, and healed. The MCCAC provides the following services: community education on child abuse, child abuse prevention programs, forensic interviews, therapy/ support groups for abused children and non-offending family members, victim support/ advocacy for abused children, crisis intervention, case review, case tracking, and case management. All of these services are free.
  • Morgantown Area Youth Services Project
  • Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center                                                                  Provides free confidential services including 24-hour crisis hotline, shelter, adult and child counseling, advocacy, groups for victims and educational groups for abusers, community education and volunteer programs.  Phone: 304-292-5100
  • Salvation Army
    Serves the community by helping people with utilities, food orders, prescriptions, emergency travel, emergency lodging, clothing and a feeding program that provides a nutritous hot evening meal five days a week.
    Phone: 304-296-3525
  • Scott's Run Settlement House (SRSH)
    SRSH offers an array of programs to support parents such as: housing rehabilitation, emergency assistance pantry, special worship services, childcare and so much more!
  • The Shack Neighborhood House
  • Run Away Switchboard
    Phone: 1-800-621-4000
  • Statewide Child and Adult Abuse Hotline
    To report suspected child or adult abuse or neglect 24 hours a day.
  • West Virginia 211
    2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects people with important community services, disaster information and volunteer opportunities. It compiles existing information, providers and crisis services into one coordinated system.
    Phone: 211
  • West Virginia Advocates Inc.
    West Virginia Advocates (WVA) protects and advocates for the human and legal rights of persons with disabilities.
  • Harrison County CASA Program, Inc.
    Recruit and train Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers, appointed by a Judge to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the Court system.
    Phone: 304-623-5749
  • Harrison County Scott Place Homeless Shelter
    Providing emergency shelter, food, case management, and mentoring services for individuals and families.
    Phone: 304-366-6543
  • Harrison County YMCA
    Helping individuals and families grow in spirit, mind, and body through character developing activities.
    Phone: 304-623-3303
  • Kids on the Block
    Educational puppet programs dealing with social issues, disabilities and safety.
    Phone: 304-622-8495
  • Literacy Volunteers of Harrison County
    Free, confidential, one-on-one tutoring to promote and foster increased literacy.
    Phone: 304-624-0533
  • Marion County Child Advocacy Center (CAC)
    Prevent child abuse.
    Phone: 304-333-3936
  • Susan Dew Hoff Memorial Clinic Harrison County
    Provides health and dental services to the actively working poor in Harrison County.
    Phone: 304-745-3700
  • CASA of Marion County
    Provides Court Appointed Special Advocates that help "at risk" children work through the court system.
    Phone: 304-366-4198
  • Hope, Inc.
    Victims of rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence can find various support options such as shelter through Hope, Inc.
    Phone: 304-367-1100
  • Hope, Inc. Task Force on Domestic Violence
    Services and shelter for sexual assault and domestic violence victims in Harrison County.
    Phone: 304-624-9835
  • Mannington Food Pantry
    Provides emergency food and clothing in the Mannington, Farmington, Metz, and Hundred areas.
    Phone: 304-592-3345
  • Marion County 612 MAC
    grassroots community center that provides a supportive and educational program for youth.
    Phone: 304-366-4659
  • Marion County Child Advocacy Center (CAC)
    Phone: 304-363-3936
  • Marion County Family Resource Network
    112 Adams Street
    Fairmont, WV 26554
    Phone: 304-366-4445
  • Raymond Wolfe Center
    Has a food pantry, emergency financial assistance, medicine, transportation, job preparation and referrals to other agencies.
    Phone: 304-329-3644
  • Sobriana/ Soup Opera
    Daily meals, clothing, showers, a laundry facility and minimal health care is available to homeless and hungry of Marion County through Sobriana/Soup Opera.
    Phone: 304-367-1098
  • Stepping Stone, Inc.
    This is a group home for "at risk" boys who have been victimized or abandoned.
    Phone: 304-366-8571
  • The ARC of Marion County
    Services to persons with mental and physical handicaps.
    Phone: 304-366-3213
  • The Connecting Link, Inc.
    Provides information and referral services for emergencies.
    Phone: 304-363-4882