Local Help Agencies

1. The Salvation Army, 253-9541: Provides food, clothing and help with utilities. Operating hrs: Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm,1pm-2pm (Thrift Shop, 253-6061) 

2. Helping Hands Community Resource Center, 253-3467 (Go to DHHR first) Provides food box once per month – amount depends on family size. Also provides clothing, help with utilities and limited prescription help.

3. Pine Haven Homeless Shelter, 255-3467 Provides housing, transportation, food, clothing and prescription help for residents only.

4. The Carpenter’s Corner, 104 W Prince Street Operating hrs: M, W, F, 11am-1pm (Lunch served) When available, carryouts are provided to those who have dined in.

5. Fishes & Loaves, 252-3402 On the third and fourth Saturday of each month a box of food and clothing plus a hot meal is provided to the needy of the community. When funds are available, emergency help with utilities is provided.

6. Commission On Aging, Meals On Wheels, 255-1397: Provides food and inhouse care services.

7. Women’s Resource Center, 255-2559: Provides shelter, transportation, food, counciling to women and men, limited prescription help, help finding housing and furniture when available. 

8. Storm Haven Homeless Transitional Home, 252-2081: A private recovery house (Must be sober and over eighteen) Rate is $ 275 per month.

9. Southern WV Fellowship Home, 253-1441: Alcohol/drug rehab and recovery, co-ed live in, (meals provided)

10. Dial-A-Ride & Bus Info/ RCCA, 252-6396: M-F- Beckley, Tuesday and Thursday-Sophia, Lester etc., Wednesday and Friday-Shady Beaver and Cool Ridge.

11. Good Will Thrift Shop, 256-0802: Sales income to the handicapped (18 employees including handicapped persons-also use volunteers including those who need community service. 

12. United Way of Southern West Virginia, 253-2111, Will refer individuals to appropriate agencies.

13. American Red Cross, 255-0102. Will refer Individuals to appropriate agencies..

14. Department of Health and Human Resources, 256-6930 Services include: food stamps, medicade, cash assistance, adult services, emergency utilities, back to school clothing, child protective services, foster care and adoption.

15. FMRS Health Systems Inc, 256-7100, Counseling for :depression, mental health issues and schizophrenia; substance abuse program for adults and teens.

16. FMRS Crisis Center, 256-7119, Detox for alcohol and drugs and help with mental issues such as anxiety. ( Have 3 to 5 day stays) Hotline 256-7118 or 7119.

17. BARH (Detox Center) 255-3000 or 255-3598.

18. Helping Hands Health Right Inc. 253-4600, Can see a doctor, get medications, lab work, x-rays, blood tests and other tests.

19. Burlington United Methodist Family Services Inc., 252-8508, Will refer to DHHR.

20. Auxiliary to Pinecrest Hospital, 222-4334, Crisis pregnancy center. Free pregnancy tests. Offer alternatives to abortion etc.

21. Children’s Home Society of WV Beckley E.Y.E.S. (Exceptional Youth Emergency Shelter), 255-0408, Emergency shelter for MRDD (Mental Retardation/ Developmental Disabilities) children for 30 days or more. Shelter includes food, medicine, clothing and transportation. Full staff around the clock.

22. The First Tee of Beckley, 254-9196, Uses the game of golf to teach life-skills to youth (ages 5-17). Can use volunteers.

23. Hospice of Southern WV, (Eisenhower Drive) 255-6404, Outpatient Facility (Cranberry Drive) 250- 6040, Provides end of life care, nurses, berievement classes, home care, transportation, prescription service and chaplin service. Need Volunteers.

24. Mountain Heart Foundation-Camp Mountain Heart, (304) 599-5434, Provides free weeklong for children (Age 8-18) with cardiovascular disease. The summer camp is at Cedar Lakes Conference Center. A Cardiologist is provided.

25. Muster Project, Inc., 253-7500, Provides programs aimed at preventing violence and substance abuse among children and youth.

26. Lillian James Learning Center, 253-8913, Provides classes for individuals to make the transition from school to work. Drivers Ed. is available for individuals aged 16 and up.

27. Raleigh County Housing Authority, 255-5164, Rental assistance program for low income people. Provides food and shelter funds. Assists people with eviction and termination notices.

28. Fayette County Emergency Food Assistance Program, (304) 574-3733, Provides bread and other food to those in need (Monday and Friday 9 am-12pm). On the last Monday and Tuesday from 9am to 12 pm, a food box is provided. Utility and shelter funds are available for those who are in danger of eviction or utility termination.

29. American Legion, 252-2219, Disposes of damaged flags. At times contributes money to indigents, especially veterans.

30. Just for Kids, Inc., 255-4834, Child advocate center works with CPS to interview children who may have been abused (especially sexually).

31. Mac’s Toy Fund, 255-4459

32. Make A Wish Foundation of Greater PA and Southern WV, (304) 342-WISH, Grants wishes to children with life threatening conditions.

33. Rhea of Hope, (304) 344-5363 Women’s recovery home. Director: Marie Beaver

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