Catholic Charities West Virginia has opened a new office in Weirton, which will provide emergency assistance and case management services.

“For several years, we have heard the requests from our community partners, parish leaders and neighbors in need that CCWVa needs to have a more permanent presence in the northern-most counties of West Virginia,” said Beth Collins, CCWVa Nnorthern Region director.

The office is located in Weirton Christian Center’s Evyenia’s House of Hope at 3217 Orchard St.

“We are grateful to the Weirton Christian Center for their willingness to partner with us on an office space which will provide us with the opportunity to be more consistent with our services and better understand the communities we will be serving,” said Collins. “We are also eager to partner with existing local changemakers to offer support and new ideas.”

Catholic Charities West Virginia officials and community partners gather as Beth Collins, Catholic Charities West Virginia Northern Region director, discusses the services the agency will offer in its new Weirton office.

CCWVa will provide intensive case management through this office. The case manager will help with housing assistance, utility assistance, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) enrollment, referrals and other ways to help clients meet their goals.

The office will serve Brooke and Hancock Counties.

“Not only will this opportunity enable CCWVa to spread our mission and our services, but this also gives us a chance to partner with other agencies throughout Brooke and Hancock Counties to provide assistance and be a system of support to those in need,” said Kelly Pizzoferrato, CCWVa Northern Region case manager.

Fr. Dennis Schuelkens of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and Kelly Pizzoferrato of Catholic Charities West Virginia discuss the services Catholic Charities will offer to low-income individuals and families in Hancock and Brooke Counties.

Office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments are preferable and can be made by calling 304-830-2410.

“We are thrilled to be able to partner with Catholic Charities by providing a location for them at Evyenia’s House of Hope,” said Kim Weaver, Weirton Christian Center executive director. “Many people have become familiar with the facility since we partnered with Home Base last year as a place for supervised visitations. Since we work with many families at the Weirton Christian Center, I believe that we will be able to develop an even closer working relationship with Catholic Charities, by combining our resources to offer guidance and life skills as well as financial assistance in emergency situations.”

For more information, visit www.CatholicCharitiesWV.org.

(Pictured at top, officials elebrate the opening of Catholic Charities West Virginia’s new office in Weirton. From left are: Fr. Dennis Schuelkens, Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston; Kim Weaver, executive director of Weirton Christian Center; Beth Zarate, chief executive officer of Catholic Charities West Virginia; Kelly Pizzoferrato, Catholic Charities West Virginia Northern Region case manager; Beth Collins, Catholic Charities West Virginia Northern Region director.)

 



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