Legal Aid of WV announces help through Community Navigator Program

CHARLESTON — Legal Aid of WV now has four Community Navigators who can assist low-income West Virginians, particularly those who lost jobs due to COVID-19, with completing forms, reviewing applications, and processing requests. Community Navigators will work with clients from June 1 to August 20, 2021 and can help with:

• Public benefits

• Unemployment

• Mountaineer Rental Assistance Program

• Taxes (including child tax credit)

• Other programs available to low-income West Virginians

These community navigators will be based in four of Legal Aid of WV’s statewide offices.

How to Contact a Community Navigator

Brian Fletcher – Huntington

[email protected] or 304-989-5023

Serving Counties: Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Clay, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, Wayne, and Webster counties,

Nick Helmick – Morgantown

[email protected] or 304-989-5596

Serving Counties: Berkeley, Brooke, Hampshire, Hancock, Hardy, Jefferson, Marion, Marshall, Mineral, Monongalia, Morgan, Ohio, Preston, Tyler, and Wetzel counties,

Donna Franks – Lewisburg

[email protected] or 304-989-5318

Serving Counties: Fayette, Greenbrier, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, and Wyoming counties,

David Strange – Clarksburg

[email protected] or 304-989-7499

Serving Counties: Barbour, Calhoun, Doddridge, Grant, Gilmer, Harrison, Jackson, Lewis, Pendleton, Pleasants, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Taylor, Tucker, Upshur, Wirt, and Wood counties,

About Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV):

Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) is a nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal services, long-term and elder care advocacy, and behavioral health advocacy. These areas of focus allow LAWV to reach West Virginia’s most vulnerable people, solving problems and providing meaningful solutions for thousands of individuals and families every year. LAWV’s offices are based in Charleston, WV, with 12 regional offices throughout the state. More about programs, eligibility, applying for services, and free legal resources can be found at