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GENERAL SOCIAL SERVICES:

➤ Ohio Valley Information Helpline: 304-233-6300  |  1035 Chapline Street, Wheeling  |  website 
Connects people in need with agencies that can help, offering hope in times of crisis. Information Helpline's service area includes Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, and Wetzel counties in West Virginia and Belmont and Monroe counties in Ohio.
View Resource Guides for WV: Ohio Co.  |  Brooke & Hancock Co.   |  Marshall Co.  |  Wetzel Co. 
Ohio Valley Community Resources compiled by Change, Inc.: View .pdf file

LOCAL COVID-19 INFORMATION:

West Virginia Department of Health & Human Services: COVID-19 website 
WV Coronavirus Hotline: 1-800-887-4304

WV COVID-19 Vaccine Online Registration: vaccinate.wv.gov
WV COVID-19 Vaccine Info Line: 1-833-734-0965
WV COVID-19 Vaccine: Local Northern Panhandle COVID-19 Vaccination Information

➤ Wheeling Hospital COVID-19 Line: 304-221-3995
Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department: 304-234-3682
➤ Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department:
News Updates

COVID-19 Testing Sites: Locations in Wheeling and the Northern Panhandle 
COVID-19 Testing Sites: Locations of Test Centers Statewide
Daily Local WV/Northern Panhandle Updates: OCPL Online COVID-19 Resource Center

ADULT EDUCATION (GED/TASC/ESOL):

High School Equivalency Classes & Testing (GED/TASC):
➤ WV Northern Community College:
  304-214-8948  
Contact Marilyn Schnupp ([email protected]) or Cindy West ([email protected])
(B & O Building, 1704 Market Street, Room 220, Wheeling, WV 26003)
➤ Marshall & Ohio Literacy Volunteers:  Contact Geneva Templin, 304-242-2822 
(YWCA Building, 1100 Chapline Street, Wheeling, WV 26003)
➤ Marshall Co Board of Education:  304-843-4400 - Mon-Fri, 9 am - 4 pm.
(214 Middle Grave Creek Rd., Moundsville, WV 26041)
Youth Service Systems (YSS):  Must be referred by WVDHHR through SPOKES program
Contact Pat Butler ([email protected]), 304-218-2898
(15th & Jacob Street, Rooms 223-224, Wheeling, WV 26003)
 
TASC testing:  WV requirements (.pdf file)
NOTE: The TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) has replaced the GED (General Educational Development) as the primary High School Equivalency Diploma in most areas. 

Free Online Prep:
➤ Learning Express Library:
learningexpresshub.com
Offered through the West Virginia Library Association (WVLA) - Registration required
➤TASC Test: Argumentative Essay Writing Prompt Sample (.pdf file)
➤TASC Test: Informal Essay Writing Prompt Sample (.pdf file)
➤TASC Test: Practice Items - Math (.pdf file)
TASC Test: Practice Items - Reading (.pdf file)
➤TASC Test: Practice Items - Science (.pdf file)
➤TASC Test: Practice Items - Social Studies (.pdf file)
➤ GED Prep through GCFLearnFree.org

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL):
WV Northern Community College:  304-214-8948  
Contact Marilyn Schnupp ([email protected]) or Cindy West ([email protected])
(B & O Building, 1704 Market Street, Room 220, Wheeling, WV 26003)

Becoming a U.S. Citizen:
➤ Learning Express Library: learningexpresshub.com - Citizenship preparation practice tests and ebooks available. Offered through the West Virginia Library Association (WVLA) - Registration required.

COMPUTER LITERACY:

Free Online Computer Courses - Microsoft Office:
➤ GCF Global:  GCF Global/GCFLearnFree.org offers completely free learning online to teach people the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century.
➤ GCF: Microsoft Word tutorials
➤ GCF: Microsoft Excel tutorials
➤ GCF: Microsoft PowerPoint tutorials
➤ GCF: Microsoft Access tutorials
➤ GCF: Microsoft Office tutorials
Udemy: Udemy is an open online course provider aimed at professional adults and students. Though most of the class are fee-based, Udemy does offer some free courses. You must create an account with Udemy to enroll in these free courses.
➤ Udemy: View free Microsoft Word courses
➤ Udemy: View free Microsoft Excel courses
➤ Udemy: View free Microsoft Powerpoint courses
➤ Udemy: View free Microsoft Access courses

Internet Basics:
➤ Learning to type on a keyboard - free tutorial programs
Typing Academy | Typing Club |  Typing.com |  Ratatype.com  |  
Basic email tutorial
Gmail tutorial
➤ Gmail: Sign up for an email account through gmail here
Google tutorials (Google docs, Google sheets, Google Drive,  Google Maps, Google Forms, etc.)
Basics of chats, instant messaging, video chats, social media, and more...

Social Media:
View all social media tutorials
Facebook tutorial  |  Facebook for iPhone
Instagram tutorial
LinkedIn tutorial
Pinterest tutorial
Skype tutorial
Snapchat tutorial
Twitter tutorial
WhatsApp tutorial
Wordpress tutorial
YouTube tutorial
Zoom tutorial

DOMESTIC & SEXUAL ABUSE:

Local Resources:
Child Abuse - Harmony House:  304-230-2205  |  harmonyhousecacwv.org/
(The mission of Harmony House, Children's Advocacy Center is to reduce the effects of abuse on all children, as well as individuals with developmental disabilities, their families, and the community by serving as a community resource to facilitate identification, intervention, and the prevention of child abuse.)
Sexual Assault Help Center (SAHC):  304-234-1783  |  sexualassaulthelpcenter.com/
(Serves victims of sexual violence in the Upper Ohio Valley) 
Local Office Open: M-F,  8 am - 4 pm  |  24/7 Crisis Hotline: 1-800-884-7242
YWCA: Family Violence Prevention Program:  1-800-698-1247  |  view website
(Offers direct supportive services to victims of domestic violence.)
YWCA: Wheeling Survivors of Trafficking Empowerment Program (STEP):  
Call: 1-888-373-7888  |  Text: HELP to 233733  |  view website
(Provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, and legal and case management services to all victims of human trafficking – labor and sex trafficking)

National Resources:
➤ Child Abuse Hotline:
1-800-352-6513 
National Domestic Violence Hotline:  24/7 Crisis Hotline - Prescription Drug Addiction and Abuse 

DRUG & ALCOHOL ADDICTION:

Local Resources:
➤ Alcoholics Anonymous - District 6 WV:
  304-234-7511  |  aawv.org/district-6
(Serves Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, & Belmont Counties)
➤ Wheeling Narcotics Anonymous:  888-251-2426 |  wheelingna.org
The Unity Center-Ohio Valley Recovery Inc.:  304-232-3888  |  ohiovalleyrecovery.org
(4850 Eoff Street, Benwood, WV 26031)
Serenity Hills Life Center:  304-277-4657  |  serenityhillslifecenter.org/
(Recovery Center for Women)
➤ HealthWays - Miracles Happen (Private Rehab Treatment):  304-242-0217
(201 Edgington Lane, Wheeling, WV 26003)
Crossroads Counseling Services (Private Rehab Treatment):  740-676-5741  |  cxroadscounseling.com
(3201 Belmont St Suite 516, Bellaire, OH 43906)

National Resources:
➤ Help.org:
Drug and Substance Abuse Hotlines (scroll down linked page)
Help.org: Prescription Drug Addiction and Abuse 
Help.org: Fentanyl Addiction
Help.org: Methamphetamine Addiction

FOOD PANTRIES, MEALS, & GENERAL FOOD ASSISTANCE:

Food Pantries:
➤ Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center:
304-232-7157  |  View website
Food Baskets: Tues & Thurs 11:30 am - 1:00 pm – households are eligible once a month. 
125–18th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003
➤ Saint James Evangelical Lutheran Church Food Pantry:
  304-234-7511  |  view website for details
Distributions on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
1409 Chapline Street, Wheeling, WV 26003
➤ Fourth Street Methodist Food Pantry:  304-232-3980 
Friday 1:00pm - 3:00 pm (call for details)
1060 Chapline Street, Wheeling, WV 26003
House of Carpenter Food Pantry:  304-233-4640  |  view website for details
Mon/Wed/Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and Tues from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
200 S Front Street, Wheeling, WV 26003
➤ St. Matthew's Episcopal  Church Food Pantry:
  304-233-0133 
Tuesdays: 11:00 am - 11:45 am (call to confirm)
1410 Chapline Street, Wheeling, WV 26003
➤ Bethlehem Apostolic Temple Foodbank (days vary - call ahead): 304-233-8899 
330 Main Street, Wheeling, WV 26003

Hot Meals & Soup Kitchens:
➤ Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling: 304-233-2992  |  view website (call for COVID adjusted times and distribution schedules)
Mon-Sat: Breakfast, 8:30 am - 9:30 am; Lunch, 11 am - 1 pm; Family dinner Wed. from 4–6 pm
1610 Eoff Street Wheeling, WV 26003

➤ Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center: 304-232-7157  |  View website
Monday through Friday: Breakfast at 9:00 am and Dinner at 4:30 pm. 
125–18th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003

Food Stamps/SNAP Benefits:
➤ Enroll at Wheeling WV-DHHR Office: 304-232-4411  |  View website
Offices open Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
69 – 16th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003
➤ Enroll through Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center: 304-232-7157  |  View website
Offices open from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday-Friday; 8 am to 12 pm, Saturday 
125–18th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003

Homebound Meals:
➤ Family Service of Upper Ohio Valley: 304-232-4411
Requirements: Must be 60/up and homebound for meal delivery.
Offices open Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
2200 Main St., 1st Floor, Wheeling
➤ Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center: 304-232-7157  |  View website
Available six days a week. Home assessment required. Call for more information.
125–18th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003

HOMELESS ASSISTANCE:

General Assistance:
➤ Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless:
304-232-6105  |  View website
84 – 15th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003

Shelters:
➤ Salvation Army - Wheeling:
  304-233-4413  |  email [email protected]
Office hours: Mon-Sat, 10 am - 4 pm. Overnight stay from 7:00 pm until 7:00 am
140-16th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003
➤ Salvation Army - Bellaire: 740-676-6225 | view website
Office hours: Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4 pm
315 37th Street, Bellaire, OH 43906
YWCA Women’s Residence & Emergency Homeless Shelter:  304-232-0511  |  view website for details
Note: For YWCA Emergency Homeless Shelter or WIND Program, call 304-232-0511 ext. 45
 
1100 Chapline St, Wheeling, WV 26003
➤ YSS Winter Freeze Shelter:
  304-233-0133 |  view website
December 15—March 15: 9 pm to 7 am each night
Former Hillcrest space at former OVMC, 2000 Eoff St., Wheeling, WV 26003

Medical Assistance for Homeless:
➤ Project Hope (Homeless Outreach Partnership Effort): 304-234-3682  |  View website
Basic medical care, food, water, clothing, follow-up appointments, and information on services. 
Headquarters: Wheeling-Ohio County Health Dept, 1500 Chapline St, Room 106, Wheeling, WV 26003
➤ Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling: 304-233-2992  |  view website

Free Health Clinic every Wednesday from 12:00-2:00 pm (may not be available during COVID).
1610 Eoff Street Wheeling, WV 26003

LEGAL AID:

Local Resources:
➤ Legal Aid of West Virginia - Wheeling Office:
  304-232-1260  |  lawv.net
(Serves Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio, Tyler, & Wetzel counties)
Local Office: The Mull Center, 1025 Main Street, Suite 716, Wheeling, WV 26003
Hours: M-F,  8:30 am - 12 pm; 1 pm - 4:30 pm
Requirement: must meet income guidelines
Public Defender Services: pds.wv.gov
- Ohio County: 304-232-5062  |  80 – 12th Street, Board of Trade Bldg, Room 505, Wheeling WV 26003
- Brooke & Hancock Counties: 304-914-3390  |  3328 West Street, Weirton, WV 26062
- Marshall, Tyler, & Wetzel Counties: 304-843-4074  |  509 Seventh Street, Moundsville, WV 26041
Prosecuting Attorney's Office - Northern Panhandle:
- Ohio County: 304-234-3631  |  website
1500 Chapline Street (City-County Bldg.,  2nd Floor) Wheeling, WV 26003
- Brooke County: 304-737-4185  |  website
727 Charles St.,  Wellsburg, WV 26070
- Hancock County: 304-564-3933  |  website
1114 Ridge Ave., New Cumberland, WV 26047
- Marshall County: 304-564-3933  |  website
600 7th Street, Moundsville, WV 26041

State Resources:
➤ West Virginia Free Legal Answers:  
wv.freelegalanswers.org
(free civil legal advice for West Virginians)
Legal Aid of West Virginia: Self-Help forms (guides you through the process of creating the court papers you need to file your own divorce or custody case in West Virginia family court.)
Ohio Legal Help: ohiolegalhelp.org (a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2018 to help all Ohioans access the civil justice system by providing plain language legal help information, interactive self-help tools, and connections to local legal and community resources that can help people resolve their legal issues.)
Pennsylvania Law Help: palawhelp.org (Provides information on civil legal issues and answers to many civil legal questions.)

Legal Forms: 
DISCLAIMER: 
All non-state-approved forms listed are for reference only and should not be considered legal advice. Please contact an attorney to verify the accuracy of ANY forms downloaded.
Bill of Sale - Vehicle:  West Virginia  |  Ohio  |  Pennsylvania
Bill of Sale/Loan - all: View all bill of sale/loan forms in document center
Rental & Landlord/Tennant Agreements: View forms in document center 
Will templates and related forms: View forms in document center 
Vital Statistics (Birth/Death/Marriage Certificates): West Virginia  |  Ohio  |  Pennsylvania
Name Change/Gender Change: West Virginia  |  Ohio 
The below forms are available through the West Virginia State Bar website for WV residents (NOTE: some pdf form will not be viewable in a web browser — right-click on a form link and save to desktop to view in Adobe Acrobat Reader): 
➤ Living Will form
➤ Power of Attorney form
➤ Medical Power of Attorney form
Combined Medical Power of Attorney and Living Will form
Available through the West Virginia Judiciary website for WV residents:
Family Court forms  |  Divorce forms
Domestic Violence and Protective Order forms
Infant Guardianship forms
➤ Mental Hygiene forms: Adult Guardianship |  Involuntary Commitment  |  Voluntary Hospitalization Transport
➤ Expungement of Criminal Record and Criminal Offenses forms

Online Legal Information Reference Center - includes how-to books and some print-out forms
*Note:
to access these resources, you must first login to WVInfoDepot, a service provided by the West Virginia Library Commission. You may obtain a username and password by calling the Library at 304-232-0244 (please ask to be connected to the Reference Desk).
Login to the Legal Information Reference Center to view all resources: Login page (see above)
➤ Wills:
View all Will forms  |  Download All-Purpose Will form
Living Trusts: View all Living Trust forms
Rental Agreements: View all Rental Agreement forms

Legal Information and Reference Resources (LIRR) for West Virginia Libraries
➤ LIRR WV for Everyday Legal Questions (Niche Academy tutorial) – FOR LIBRARY STAFF
➤ LIRR WV for Everyday Legal Questions (Niche Academy tutorial) – FOR LIBRARY PATRONS

Medical Facilities:

Clinics:
➤ Wheeling Health Right: 304-232-4411  |  View website
All services are provided to clients free-of-charge. WV Medicaid eligible. Must meet guidelines.
Wellness checkups, sports physicals, family planning, prescription.
Offices open Mon-Sun: 9 am - 5:00 pm
69 – 16th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003
➤ Wheeling Clinic: 304-234-2000  |  View website (a division of Wheeling Hospital)
Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, & private pay accepted.  
58 16th St, Wheeling, WV  26003

Hospitals:
➤ Wheeling Hospital: 304-243-3000  |  view website 
View patient informationView visitor information
General office hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm; Emergency room open 24 hours a day. 
1 Medical Park, Wheeling, WV 26003
➤ WVU, Reynolds Memorial Hospital - Glen Dale/Moundsville: 304-845-3211  |  View website
View patient information  |  View visitor information
General office hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am - 4:30 pm; Emergency room open 24 hours a day. 
800 Wheeling Ave, Glen Dale, WV 26038

➤ Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital & Geriatric Center: 304-234-0500  |  view website 
Acute inpatient rehab; post-hospital, short-term nursing; long-term living and hospice care.
20 Homestead Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003

Urgent Care Facilities:
➤ Wheeling Hospital Urgent Care: 304-231-2100  |  view website 
Open seven days a week from 9 am - 9 pm.  Seven exam rooms, radiology, lab draw station, and pharmacy.
The lab draw station is open Mon-Fri,  8 am to 2:30 pm.
Appointments or referrals are not necessary to receive services.
In the Stone Center at Market Plaza, 1025 Market St., Wheeling, WV 26003
➤ MedExpress Urgent Care - Fulton (near Perkin's): 304-233-3627  |  view website 
Take appointments, and also see patients on a walk-in basis and over video chats.
Hours: Mon-Sun, 8 am - 8 pm; closed holidays.
620 National Rd #300, Wheeling, WV, 26003
➤ MedExpress Urgent Care - Elm Grove (near Riesbeck's): 304-242-4228  |  view website 
Take appointments, and also see patients on a walk-in basis and over video chats.
Hours: Mon-Sun, 8 am - 8 pm; closed holidays.
10 Elm Grove Crossing Mall, Wheeling, WV 26003
➤ Doctors Urgent Care - Wheeling (Woodsdale): 304-232-0725  |  view website 
Take appointments and also see patients on a walk-in basis.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am - 6 pm; Sat & Sun, 8 am - 12 pm.
24 Homestead Avenue, Wheeling,  WV 26003
➤ Doctors Urgent Care - St. Clairsville: 740-699-0940  |  view website 
Take appointments and also see patients on a walk-in basis.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am - 5 pm
51342 National Road, St. Clairsville, OH 43950

VA Facilities (Military Veteran Medical Facilities) :
➤ Belmont County VA Outpatient Clinic: 740-695-9321  |  view website 
General medical care, physical exams, and laboratory, radiology, dietary, & podiatry services. 
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
67800 Mall Ring Road, St. Clairsville, OH 43950
➤ Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center - Clarksburg: 304-623-3461  |  View website
Telephone Triage: Call 800-733-0512, Mon-Fri, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
After Hours (4:00pm - 7:30am): call 800-733-0512, option 3
1 Medical Center Dr, Clarksburg, WV 26301

➤ VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System:
➤ Pittsburgh VA Medical Center-University Drive: view website
Main phone: 866-482-7488  |  Mental health clinic: 412-360-6600
University Drive C, Pittsburgh, PA 15240-1003
H. John Heinz III Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center: view website
Main phone: 412-360-6000  |  Mental health clinic: 412-360-6600
1010 Delafield Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15240-1005

Hospice Care:
➤ Valley Hospice and Liza’s Place: 304-242-1977  |  view website 
In-patient, residential and respite care for patients who are unable to stay in their own home.
308 Mount St Joseph Road, Wheeling, WV 43950
➤ Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital & Geriatric Center: 304-234-0500  |  view website 
Long-term living and hospice care.
20 Homestead Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003
Right At Home - Wheeling: 304-277-3236 | view website
In-home hospice and palliative care services from light housekeeping to meal preparation. 
816 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003

TAX PREPARATION:

VITA Programs (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
Ohio County Public Library (not affiliated with the Library): 2021 hours and rules
52 16th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003  |  304-232-8985
Free tax preparation from mid-January through mid-AprilMust meet guidelines
➤ Hope United Methodist Church - Wheeling: 
99 Valley Blvd., Wheeling, WV 26003  |  304-639-6844
Free tax preparation from January through April. Call for hours of service.
CHANGE Inc. -  Moundsville 
700 First Street, Moundsville, WV 26041  |  304-845-8269
Stand-alone site for customers to use VITA computer to prepare their own tax return free of charge. Hours of operation can change each tax year. Must meet income guidelines and service is available January through April.
Franciscan University - Steubenville
1235 University Blvd., Steubenville, OH 43952  |  740-283-3771
Call for hours of service.

TRANSPORTATION:

DMV - WV Division of Motor Vehicle Locations
Moundsville DMV: 1-800-642-9066  |  Schedule an appointment online
400 Teletech Drive, Suite 100, Moundsville, WV 26041  
Wheeling Driver Examination: 1-800-887-4304
2600 Eoff St, Wheeling, WV 26003
➤ Wheeling WV DMV Now Kiosk: Inside of Sheetz (corner of National Rd. and Bethany Pike)
887 National Rd, Wheeling, WV 26003
Weirton DMV: 1-800-642-9066  |  Schedule an appointment online
Suite 100 Municipal Plaza, Route 2 & Cove Road, Weirton, WV 26062

Taxi Services:
➤ BMG Transport (local transport):
740-738-0676
➤ Airport Limousine  Service (to Pittsburgh/Amtrak/Airport): 304-232-1175

Buses:
➤ OVRTA (Wheeling area public buses): 304-232-2190  |  www.ovrta.org
➤Elm Grove/Highlands:  Route Map  |  Schedule
➤McMechen:  Route Map  |  Schedule
➤Mozart/Bethlehem:  Route Map  |  Schedule
➤Mt De Chantal:  Route Map  |  Schedule
➤North Park/Wheeling Heights:  Route Map  |  Schedule
➤Warwood:  Route Map  |  Schedule
➤Wheeling Island:  Route Map  |  Schedule
➤ EORTA (Eastern Ohio area public buses): 304-232-2190  |  www.ovrta.org
➤Blaine & Mall:  Route Map  |  Schedule
➤Martins Ferry/Rayland:  Route Map  |  Schedule
➤Martins Ferry/Yorkville:  Route Map  |  Schedule
➤Shadyside:  Route Map  |  Schedule
Greyhound Bus: Purchase tickets online  |  1-800-231-2222
Bus stop located at 1200 Market Street, Wheeling, WV 26003
Note: Tickets not sold at this location.

Services and Locations