COVID-19 Resources

Where to Find the Information You Need

About This Page

The OFWV team understands that this is a difficult time for all West Virginians, but we hope you are finding some silver linings.

 

We know how difficult it can be to find accurate information that affects your daily life. So we'd like to do our part to share information that we think you'd want to know.

This page is a compilation of resources including websites, articles, documents or general information from our statewide network.

 

We've also included a quick survey to hear from you! We want to know how this health crisis is affecting West Virginians and what our community members need right now.

Check it out!

 
 
 
The first step in looking for aid
If you are in need of immediate assistance for any of the following issues, call 211 or go to wv211.org
They can assist with:
  • Addiction
  • Counseling + Mental Health
  • Crisis + Emergency
  • Disabilities
  • Domestic Violence
  • Food
  • Healthcare
  • Jobs + Education Reentry
  • Shelters + Housing + Utilities
  • and More
A resource hub for West Virginians helping West Virginians. Provides:
  • A space to request help
  • Opportunities to volunteer
  • Food and service resources per county
If you're looking for meal deliveries, local business services, and other resources in your area, use Rapid Response WV
 
Renters:
According to the ACLU, all non-emergency civil actions have been halted by the WV Supreme Court of Appeals. That means all eviction processes must stop. If your unlawful detainer hearing hasn't been cancelled, email mail@acluwv.org

WV Housing Authorities

that are making adjustments

or suspending rent

due to COVID-19

Experiencing Homelessness? Need Assistance with Housing Resources?
Look to the WV Coalition to End Homelessness. You can be connected with an emergency shelter or permanent housing resources immediately by calling (833) 722-2014 or going to their website.
Need Support?
Are you a renter in WV struggling to stay in your home during the COVID-19 outbreak? You're not alone.
Contact Liira Raines (raines@ourfuturewv.org) to learn how we can support you.
 

Wondering how the COVID-19 outbreak affects your SNAP benefits? Concerned that you're not able to meet work requirements? Newly eligible for SNAP as a result of COVID-19?

Check out the WV DHHR's FAQs for DHHR Services During COVID-19 Outbreak.

Apply for SNAP, TANF, Medicaid or other benefits here.

Did you know that stores like Kroger and Walmart are accepting SNAP benefits and EBT cards for ordering online and pickup? Learn more here.

Is your situation not covered within that factsheet? Share your story with us below and we'll work to get you the help you need.

 

Parents, Grandparents and Guardians:

Are you looking for child care now or for the future? Use WV DHHR's Child Care Locator to find a provider in your area.

Child Care Providers:

You may be eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program, designed to help prevent layoffs. More information can be found in the Small Business section of this page.

Do these recommendations not meet your needs? Share your story with us below and we'll work to get you the help you need.

 

Recently lost your health insurance? WV Navigator is a free, local service that provides health insurance enrollment assistance over the phone. Call them at 1-844-WV-CARES or 304-356-5834 or go to their website today.

If you want to enroll on your own, this document outlines your four main options.

Still in need of support? Share your story with us below and we'll work to get you the help you need.

 
Parents, Grandparents & Guardians:
Are you looking for support in the new digital classroom? Is your school-aged child getting the food (s)he needs? Check out the WV Food ER group for support from parents across the state.
Benefits of joining this virtual statewide community center include: tips and tools for online schooling; school lunch distribution and food site updates; health resources and recipes; and more!
 

Do you have to file for unemployment benefits for the first time? Check out this article for a guide on how to apply and what's changed due to COVID-19. 

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act has expanded paid sick leave and unemployment insurance for many West Virginians. Read more here. To apply for unemployment insurance benefits, start here.

Are you in need of support and don't know where to go? Share your story with us below and we'll work to get you the help you need.

 

Still have questions about the national stimulus checks? Find answers here

You can also find a full explanation of what the CARES Act means for families and communities here.

Didn't file taxes in 2018 or 2019? Find out how to receive you check here.

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Small Business Owners:

Did you know you may qualify for a forgivable loan from the federal government to help prevent layoffs? Learn more about the Paycheck Protection Program here. Information about the program from the Treasury and Small Business Administration can be found here and here.

Are you in need of support and don't know where to go? Share your story with us below and we'll work to get you the help you need.

 

Are you registered to vote?

Have you applied for an absentee ballot?

Do you know how to vote in 2020?

All West Virginians are eligible to vote absentee in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Deadlines have also been extended.

Find out if you're registered and order your absentee ballot TODAY at govotewv.com.

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The WV Center on Budget and Policy has compiled resources on the future effects COVID-19 in West Virginia. The Center has also compiled policy recommendations for WV legislators that.

To learn how this may affect the future of our state, and how you can urge our elected officials to do what's best for everyone, visit their page.

 

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