About Us


Central West Virginia Community Action, Inc. (“CWVCAA”) is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization.  The agency provides social services and programs to individuals in Harrison, Lewis, Gilmer, and Ritchie Counties to help them stabilize and improve their lives.

Our Vision

To end poverty in Central West Virginia.

Our Mission

To provide pathways to economic independence for all families by leading community initiatives that address the root causes of poverty.

Our Promise:

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live.  We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Our Team

At Central WV Community Action, we are dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community.  Our team is passionate about ending poverty in Harrison, Gilmer, Ritchie and Lewis Counties.


Executive Team

Shannon Cunningham V3

Shannon Cunningham

Executive Director

Kelsey Slaughter

Lesley Slaughter

Associate Director

Denise Hayes V3

Denise Hayes

Associate Director

Ralph Shaver V3

Ralph Shaver

Associate Director

About Us

Central WV Community Action is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving Harrison and Lewis Counties with the vision of ending poverty in Central WV.  

Contact Us

Administration Office

106 Frederick St.

Clarksburg, WV  26301


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