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Legal Aid Community Navigators can help apply for benefits

Written by Legal Aid WV


Please note: As of 2022, our Community Navigators are no longer active.

Legal Aid of WV now has 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

There are four Community Navigators in total, serving all 55 West Virginia counties.


Brian Fletcher – Huntington

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

Nick Helmick – Morgantown

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

Donna Franks – Lewisburg

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

David Strange – Clarksburg

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

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