SERVICES

Not all services are available in all counties. For detailed information about services available in your home county, call (304) 538-7711 or contact us here.

Weatherization

Provides measures that lower the energy burden on low-income households, such as adding insulation, sealing air leaks and providing more efficient heating systems. We anticipate serving 113 households this year.

Direct Emergency Assistance

Provides assistance with heat, utilities, and rent for families that are unable to meet these expenses. Eastern Action leverages funds from FEMA, Salvation Army, Ministerial Associations and other community groups to assist with this effort. We expect to serve in excess of 4,000 clients with this service.

Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF)

SSVF provides emergency assistance to veterans and their families to prevent homelessness and to rapidly house and stabilize veterans who are homeless.

Youth Opportunity Camp

YMCA Camp Horseshoe provides summer camp experience for low-income youth in the Potomac Highlands. EASTERN ACTION partners with YMCA Camp Horseshoe on this effort. Camp Horseshoe gives the campers free tuition and EASTERN ACTION provides PR to secure attendees and provides transportation to and from the camp.  

Work Force Development/Employment

EASTERN ACTION partners with Region VII WIB by managing the One-Stop Career Centers in the Eastern Panhandle. EACTION ACTION also provides Fiscal management for the One-Stop Centers. Region VII WIB provides tuition and other training assistance to low-income and unemployed individuals. As part of the direct service EASTERN ACTION provides funds to assist with removing employment barriers such as assisting with the cost of textbooks, licensing, testing, special employment related clothing and other items necessary for the client to become employed after the training.

Warm The Children

Warm the Children is a community based coordinated volunteer effort operated by Eastern Action and the local Newspapers to secure donations which are used to purchase winter coats and gloves for low-income children in Hampshire County.  

Holiday Assistance

Provides assistance to families in need of holiday assistance such as presents for young children and food for holiday meals. This is a totally volunteer effort; gifts and food are purchased with donated funds and sponsorships by local churches and civic groups.  

Food Preservation Education

This program is offered in conjunction with WVU Extension Service and the local food pantries. WVU Extension Service provides nutrition classes to low-income recipients of food assistance, where they are taught to cook balanced nutritious meals and special classes are provided to teach cooking for the diabetic.

Senior Citizen Holiday Program

The Senior Citizen Holiday program is coordinated by EASTERN ACTION. Volunteers work with community leaders to gather funds and items for presents to be wrapped and presented to residents of the local nursing homes. This is the first year of operation for this program.

Emergency Crisis Intervention Program

This program is designed to provide heat for clients who are in a no heat situation between November 1 and March 31.  

Salvation Army

Eastern Action operates the Salvation Army Service Units in Hardy and Grant Counties. This is a volunteer effort supported by donations.

Information and Referral

Eastern Action provides referral to services that we do not offer or that may be used in conjunction with our services to help alleviate the problems of our clients including emergency assistance, removal of barriers to employment and other related services.

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Emergency Food and Shelter Program (FEMA EFSP)

Eastern action is the recipient agency for FEMA EFSP funds for Hardy, Grant, Hampshire and Pendleton counties.  EFSP provides emergency funds for utility and rent assistance to low-income households.

First Energy Home Check Up Program Audits

Provides home energy audits to multi-dwelling units and other homes in our service are that are not weatherization clients. Independent contractors perform these energy audits under the direction of Eastern Action.