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EnAct Community Action

Brent Pauley, President and CEO

Brent Pauley, President and CEO

EnAct is a West Virginia Community Action Agency offering a wide variety of services to low-income residents, with service locations in Chesapeake, Clay, Clendenin, Montgomery, Danville, and Hurricane.

Education – EnAct offers the opportunity to receive training in high-demand vocational fields and assistance in overcoming the barriers to obtaining high-quality employment.

Employment – EnAct Community Action locations serve as Workforce West Virginia satellite sites. Representatives from the Regional Workforce Investment Boards, Bureau of Employment Programs, and the Workforce West Virginia centers work with EnAct Community Action staff to schedule clients for needs assessments, job referrals, job training, and job placement.

Emergency Assistance – EnAct Community Action provides assistance to low-income, disabled, and elderly persons through the Community Services Block Grant, Dollar Energy, LEEAP, and FEMA. EnAct Community Action can provide direct payments on qualified, eligible customers’ utility bills and housing bills to avoid utility termination or eviction. Their offices also have, when funds and donations are available, baby items for qualified customers. These items can include diapers, baby food, and formula.

Debby Campbell, Executive Assistant

Debby Campbell, Executive Assistant

Nutrition – EnAct Community Action operates emergency food pantries throughout its entire service area. Staff distributes USDA commodities and supplemental foodstuffs to qualified clients to assist in meeting their daily nutritional needs. EnAct also partners with local agencies to instruct and provide informational pamphlets on how to can and freeze vegetables.

Comforts of Home – Comforts of Home is a program of EnAct Community Action which provides in-home personal care services for the Aged and Disabled Waiver program and Personal Care. Services include meal preparation, light housekeeping, transportation for essential and community errands, and social and emotional support. Case management services are available for assessment, service planning, and client advocacy. Comforts of Home also offers personal care services for private pay individuals.

Right From the Start – Right from the Start is a home visitation program that provides education, service coordination, and support for low-income pregnant women and children up to age one. Home visits and telephone calls are made by EnAct staff to maintain contact and support. Service coordination is provided by making sure families have the things they need and linking them to community agencies in their area. Education is provided through the Partners for a Healthy Baby curriculum and DVDs. All educational materials are provided from the program.

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation – EnAct Community Action has partnered with Medical Transportation Management (MTM) to provide non-emergency medical transportation to West Virginia Medicaid eligible participants. Their fleet of vehicles transport individuals daily to and from their doctor appointments. Medicaid eligible participants can call MTM at 844.549.8353 to schedule their appointments. Call MTM today to find out more information or to determine eligibility.


1701 5th Ave., Ste. 7
Charleston, WV 25387
Phone: 304.414.4475
Fax: 304.414.4476

8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Service Area
Clay, Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, and Putnam counties