The Connecting Link Mission

Connecting Link’s mission is to address an individual’s immediate crisis need and to assist residents of North Central West Virginia in locating resources to help them become more self-sufficient. The Connecting Link, Inc. also provides for the efficient and effective use of community dollars and reduces the dehumanizing effect of clients walking door-to-door seeking assistance.

We at The Connecting Link are passionate in offering any and all the help we can to not only solve the immediate problem but to find a resolution and create a plan with each individual for better self-sufficiency. Each person has a unique situation that they need someone to sit down and take the time to tailor a plan to them and that is what we offer. We promise when you reach out to us, you will leave with some form of help or assistance. No one leaves empty handed.

How We Help:

Let us lend you a helping hand.

We want your experience with us to be a positive one. Therefore, we ask that you read our guidelines in order to understand and help us better serve you.

We can only assist with the following:

  • Utility Termination/Shut Off (Electric, Gas, Water, Sewer)
  • Prescriptions
  • Transportation
  • Eviction
  • First Month Rent

Be prepared! What we need from you:

We ask that you provide the following documentation:

  • Current West Virginia Photo ID/Driver’s License
  • Social Security Cards for everyone in the household
  • Proof of all income received for the past 30 days for everyone in the household
  • DHHR Referral
  • Termination/Shut Off Notice; Eviction Notice; Original Prescription
  • SNAP Card
  • Medicaid Verification

You must obtain a referral from DHHR for all utility termination/shut off and court ordered eviction notices and provide proof of eligibility or non-eligibility from that agency.

We cannot commit any amount of money until the full amount needed can be obtained through assistance or payments. Please note that you may be required to pay a portion of your bill.

Is your child’s car seat truly providing them with the best possible protection?

Connecting Link is a Child Passenger Safety Program of West Virginia approved Fitting Station with a Certified Technician on-site that will educate and assist caregivers on best practices for the use of an approved car seat. We have partnered with GHSP to provide appropriate car seats to those in need- free of charge.

How will we help you?

  • We will ensure that your child’s car seat is the best size and fit for them.
  • We will also check your child’s car seat to ensure that it is free of any defects or recalls that can make it ineffective in the event of a crash.
  • We will make sure that your child’s car seat is properly installed in your vehicle, and show you how to install it properly, too!

Get Involved

There are many ways that you can get involved in this rewarding experience with The Connecting Link. We not only welcome individuals looking to make a difference in offering their time, knowledge and helping hand but also for those able to assist in other ways. This could be in donating items that’s needed for the individuals who seek our help or even possibly partnering with us for an [open communicative] for utility companies.

Give

Giving in whichever form fits best is rewarding as it allows you to give to better the community. Helping those in need will allow them to utilize many different resources that can lead them to resolve their unique situation.

Advocate

What better way to advocate and show your support for our program than by taking advantage of the many ways you can share our information. Educating the community and those in need that we are here and we want to help is our priority.

Volunteer

Are you looking for a rewarding way to positively impact the lives of others in need of assistance? Volunteering your time whether it be at our office, during one of our fundraisers, or assisting with any of our events we hold to help our community.