• For Men and Veterans
• For Women, Children and Families
• For Persons Living with HIV/AIDS
• Homelessness Prevention and Transitioning
• Chronic Homelessness
• Organizations Providing a Range of Services
- The Jefferson County (WV) Homeless Coalition works with local churches and other organizations to provide daily meals and a cold weather shelter (during colder months) to those in need. The JCHCWV website provides information to volunteers for meals and cold weather shelter: Meal and Cold Weather Shelter Locations.
For Men and Veterans
- Martinsburg WV Rescue Mission provides meals and beds for homeless men. Address: 602 West King Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401. Phone: 304-263-6901.
- Patriot’s Path Foundation seeks to “prepare veterans for, and assist them with, reintegration with the community as they complete their treatment in the Veterans Affairs Medical System.” Address: 155 N. Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV 24501. Phone: 304-264-1776
- US Department of Veterans Affairs: Homeless Veterans offers a variety of resources, programs, and benefits.
- Victory House Program assists eleven male veterans with acquiring affordable permanent housing. Historically, the veterans served by this program have repeatedly required emergency assistance to feed, house, and clothe themselves and their families. In order to qualify for this program the veterans must be referred through the Veterans Affairs Medical Center GOALS Program. Telamon’s Family Housing Mentor works individually with program customers to help them utilize their skills and abilities to develop and follow self-sufficiency plans. The primary goal is to assist program customers with establishing the skills and resources they need to reach and maintain independence. Phone: 304–263-0916.
For Women, Children and Families
- Bethany House provides emergency shelter services to women and children, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. While in shelter, the client’s basic life needs are met and they receive case management services and linkages to available community resources. Case management services are also provided to homeless individuals and families. Services are available Monday through Friday from 9 am till 5 pm. Phone: 304-263-3510.
- The HOPE Living/Learning Center provides 11 units of transitional housing for women exiting shelter. While participating in this program, each resident establishes an action plan outlining goals and objectives they wish to accomplish. The program provides linkages to community resources along with support, encouragement, and guidance as each woman strives to become self-sufficient. Phone: 304-263-6614.
For Persons Living with HIV/AIDS
- Community Networks, Inc. (CNI) HIV/AIDS Residential Facility provides housing and case management services for up to three single persons or an intact family living with HIV/AIDS at any given time. Phone: 304-260-9335. CNI’s Drop-In Center provides additional services for individuals with HIV/AIDS, including linkages to additional community resources. The center includes an emergency food pantry and distributes food vouchers to HIV/AIDS customers. Laundry facilities are also available on site. Socialization events are held throughout the year. Phone: 304-260-9335.
Homelessness Prevention and Transitioning
- The Homelessness Prevention & Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP) pairs housing with case management services for those households that have been adversely affected by the current economy. Temporary short-term rental assistance is available for households in a documentable homeless situation. Phone: 304-260-9335.
- Telamon Corporation’s Martinsburg Office has has a variety of programs to help the homeless and low-income people in their own homes who need assistance with home repairs, including transitional housing for vets. Phone: 304-263-0916.
- The Reliable Permanent Supportive Housing Program is designed to assist ten individuals and one family who have been deemed chronically homeless in securing permanent residences in the Martinsburg area. Those eligible for this program have been homeless for one full year OR four times in the last three years, and have been diagnosed with a documented chronic medical condition, substance abuse issue, and/or mental health condition. Those who qualify for this program will be provided with a subsidized rental apartment located in Martinsburg. They will also receive intensive case management, budgeting assistance, and other life skills to help them become self-sufficient. Phone: 304-263-0916.
Organizations Providing a Range of Services
- The Jefferson County Homeless Coalition Step Up program provides services to those in need. Services include obtaining ID cards and relevant documents, laundry facilities, internet and computer use, Pan Tran tickets, a mailing address, access to mental and physical health care services, and support obtaining other needed services. Meals are not provided at this location. However, Step Up volunteers give information about which churches and faith groups are providing dinners in the evenings. The Step Up program is available Monday through Saturday from 1–3pm at Jefferson County Community Ministries, 238 W. Washington St., Charles Town. Phone: 304-919-0146.
- Community Networks, Inc. (CNI) in Martinsburg is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is “to provide individuals with an emergency safety net, utilizing a range of services to empower them to become self-sufficient members of the community.” CNI endeavors to provide this safety net through a variety of services to those in need. Phone: 304-263-3510.
- Telamon Corporation’s Martinsburg office (129 S. Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401) has has a variety of programs to help the homeless and low-income people in their own homes who need assistance with home repairs, including transitional housing for vets. Phone: 304-263-0916. Other services include:
- Fair Housing Pre-purchase Education Workshops
- Financial Management/Budget Counseling
- Home Improvement and Rehabilitation Counseling
- Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling
- Non-delinquency Post-purchase Workshops
- Pre-purchase Counseling
- Pre-purchase Counseling
- Predatory Lending Education Workshops