The Marion County Child Advocacy Center is helping children, promoting justice, and making headlines.
Check out our national awareness campaign and peruse our reports, press releases, and news coverage to get to know our mission on a deeper level.
Child sexual abuse is a crime of secrecy, which tragically breeds within our communities because it’s difficult to talk about. That’s why conversation is the most effective tool we have to eradicate child abuse. You can be the One with Courage to inspire others to talk openly about it.
No Shave for the Brave November!
Please join us for this fundraiser as The Marion County Child Advocacy Center is asking Law Enforcement to donate and let their beards grow and grow for the month of November. If you would like to participate, please go to the donate button and remember to add your name and affiliation under “special instruction”. Anyone can donate but this is an opportunity for our community law enforcement officers to take a break from the daily grind and grow their beards for a very good cause. Let’s see who can grow the best beard and who gave it their best try! Good luck and we appreciate you!
COVID-19 TESTING IN MARION COUNTY CAN BE FOUND AT THE LOCATIONS BELOW:
EVERY Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
MVA Health Center, 1322 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV
COVID-19 Community Resources
Due to this unprecedented time, some of our families may be negatively impacted by social distancing and the financial distress that it may be causing. The resource list below will hopefully provide those in need with help. It will be updated frequently as needed. Stay safe everyone and remember, our advocates are here to help.
-As of 3/24/20 The City of Fairmont Water Dept. has suspended disconnecting water for non-payment. This will be re-evaluated in 2 weeks.
TANF Recipients Important Information
Workforce WV: Unemployment Compensation, 416 Adams St, Fairmont WV, Phone 304 363-0654 https://workforcewv.org/ The Governor has waved the one-week waiting period.
Dept. of Health and Human Resources: Help with food, utilities, Medicaid. 416 Adams St, Fairmont, WV 304 368-4420 https://dhhr.wv.gov/bcf/Pages/County-Details.aspx?County=marion
Salvation Army Marion Co.: Utility assistance, Food Pantry on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 1312 Locust Ave, Fairmont, WV 304-366-2601. By appointment only! The Store is closed, so make sure you call ahead of time.
The Connecting Link: Help with utilities, rent, and food. By appointment only. 205 Fairmont Ave. Fairmont WV. 304 363-4882 http://connectinglinkwv.com/
Mon Power: Help with electric bill. 800 686-0022 firstenergycorp.com/help/payments/assistance_serviceprogram/mon_power.html WDTV reported that Mon Power will discontinue power shutoffs for customers who are past due on their electric bill.
Peoples Gas: 1.800.764.0111 peoples-gas.com. Go to Help me pay my bill link.
Soup Opera: Provides meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week. 425 Quincy St. Fairmont WV. 304 367-1098 Meals are currently served at the door. No inside seating.
Oakwood Road Church of Christ, Pantry Oakwood Road (across from West High School), Wed morning 9-11 am 304 363-1239
Mannington Food Pantry: Provides groceries on Wednesdays 9:00am-12:00pm. 304 366-6055 Only one family at a time may enter the store. It is advised that you wait in the car until it is your turn.
Our Father’s Food Pantry, Manley Chapel Rd, Wed from 10am – Noon (Need Soc Sec card and ID) Call ahead and pick up at the door. 304-534-3780
United Methodist Church, Rivesville: Provides emergency groceries and a food pantry once a month. 3rd and Jasper, Rivesville 304 657-7292
Union Mission: Provides 3 meals a day take out and shelter, however, an individual who needs shelter must agree to stay inside the facility for 10 days to reduce exposer to the virus. 107 Jefferson St, Fairmont WV 304 363-0300
Scott’s Place: Provides shelter and case management to families and individuals. 304 366-6543 https://ncwvcaacorp.net/programs/homeless-recovery/name/marion-county-office-2/
Thank you to the Fairmont Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department for making NO SHAVE FOR THE BRAVE a big success!
A big thank you to the awesome volunteers from First Energy and Mon Power. These amazing people made our CAC shine with a new coat of paint on the United Way of Marion County Day of Action!
The Marion County CAC is funded by:
- The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)
- United Way of Marion and Taylor Counties
- The Sisters of Saint Joseph Health and Wellness Foundation
- WV Division of Justice and Community Services
- The George W. Bowers Family Charitable Trust