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Caritas House

Caritas House is a non-profit organization which believes that all people have the right to live with dignity.

As a community based organization Caritas House is called upon to help people affected with HIV/AIDS and the Homeless. In their service area in North Central West Virginia, they offer advocacy, case management, prevention education, community outreach, low-income housing, volunteer and supportive services, as well as food and cleaning/hygiene supplies.These services enable people to improve their health and quality of life. Caritas House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Established in 1994, Caritas House Inc. is a supportive service agency for people living in North-Central West Virginia who are affected by HIV/AIDS. Caritas – which is Latin for charity – is only 1 of 3 organizations in the state who assist individuals with HIV/AIDS.

In 1995, Caritas House became a provider of Housing Opportunity for People with AIDS (HOPWA) assistance, distributing more than $3 million dollars in housing and utility support over a 10 year period. In 1996, Caritas House also acquired an emergency shelter for people living with HIV/AIDS who are homeless or in transition.

In 2007, Caritas House launched a permanent supportive housing project called Colligo House to provide housing and supportive services for individuals who are chronically homeless with disabilities. This facility has met the needs of more than 28 individuals, empowering them to be functional members of society again by ensuring their basic needs are met.

Caritas House is well aware of the issues and constraints facing individuals with special needs and we wish to drive the initiative to increase their quality of life.