WV Support Groups

To help find a group near you CHEWV provides an easy way to connect!

A local support group is the best place to find encouragement and information about homeschooling in WV.  Because groups come in all sizes and styles, please review and choose a group that best suits your needs and beliefs.  This page is purely informational and all groups may not reflect the mission of CHEWV.

WV Support Groups are listed by the county in which the group meets or where the group leader resides.  If a support group is not listed in the desired county,  please check for groups in surrounding counties.  There are several counties whose homeschool population travels to a nearby county for activities.
Groups whose stated leader is a CHEWV member are listed as CHEWV affiliated.
Do you want your group listed?  Easy!  Email media@chewv.org with the county, name of group, contact info, and a brief description.  (See others for examples.)  Be sure to include an email contact to add to our Support Group Leader email list.  This email list is only for legislative alerts and important info – no spamming!

Barbour County

1 Barbour County Homeschoolers
Chuck Corley
304-457-6729
chckcorley@gmail.com

The leadership has over 30 years of experience. The group has been in existence for over 5 years. The group is mainly a support group which provides standardized testing, group play/interaction, and educational activities. We do not have elected officials. Our group is made up of Christian families, but is open to all who would not choose to compromise our Christian focus.

Berkeley County

1F.I.S.H.
www.facebook.com/groups/fishwv

We are a group of local homeschool moms who host free/low cost events and monthly field trips. The admin team is Christian, but our membership is open to all homeschoolers. We have a co op that meets weekly.
2Panhandle Family Schools
Russell & Cynthia Biedler
304-229-3640
biedler.biedler@gmail.com

This group has been in existence since 1993. The leadership has decades of experience. PFS has a Christian doctrinal statement that serves as the guidelines for leadership, but anyone is welcome to participate in the various events offered, including yearly group testing.
CHEWV affiliated support group
3Potomac Home Learning Circle (PHLiC)
www.phlic.org
Website details group and contact information. This group is in Washington County, MD.
4Eastern Panhandle Groups
This website provides links to a variety of groups in the Eastern Panhandle of WV
http://epochwv.org/

Boone County

1Boone County Christian Home Educators
Donna Lovejoy
lovejoybab@aol.com
304-524-2945

This group has been in existence longer than 10 years. The leadership has been homeschooling longer than 10 years. This group has various activities. This is a Christian group.
CHEWV affiliated support group

Braxton County

1Heartland Homeschoolers
J Hammon
132 Freedom Trail
Flatwoods, WV 26621
304-765-3529
handg2g@hotmail.com

Cabell County

1River Cities Christian Home Educators
Anita Hay
anitakhay@frontier.com

The leadership has been homeschooling for over 20 years. This group has been in existence for over 15 years. The group is mainly a support group which provides standardized testing. Our Christian group is open to all who would not choose to compromise our Christian focus.
CHEWV affiliated group.
2Tri-State Homeschoolers
http://www.tristatehomeschoolers.org/

Clay County

1Clay County Contact
James and Wendy Summers
hsdc@chewv.org

Fayette County

1ORCHARDS - Organization Reaching Christian Homeschoolers Advancing, Rearing, and Developing Students
Kristen Adkins
orchardswv@gmail.com
304-663-6359
www.orchardshomeschoolcooperative.com

Most of our leaders have been homeschooling for 3-5 years, and two of our leaders are certified teachers. ORCHARDS is in its second year of existence. Our group is mainly a moms support & encouragement group yet we schedule organized classes, field-trips & outings Our group is functionally Christian; however we are open to secular, traditional family-based homeschoolers in our area.
CHEWV affiliated support group

Gilmer County

1Gilmer County Homeschool Group
Mike & Anita Sprouse
msprouse@frontier.com

The leadership of this group has been homeschooling over 13 years. The group has been in existence for about 5 years. The group is a Christian group, but is open to all. We meet monthly.
CHEWV affiliated support group

Greenbrier County

1Greenbrier Area Homeschoolers' Network
Greenbrier Area Homeschoolers' Network Serving Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas Counties
Jeff and Jan Layfield
304-799-7102
jjjlayfield@hotmail.com
This is a CHEWV affiliated group.

Hampshire County

1Hampshire County Contact
Kelli Allen
waltandkellie@frontier.com
Cecilia Fagga
jcfagga@aol.com
Monthly get togethers, field trips, and co-op
2Feed My Lambs Homeschooling Group
Eugenia Wolfe
304-538-3771 or 304-851-9992
fmlhg@hotmail.com
CHEWV affiliated support group

Hardy County

1Potomac Valley Christian Home Schoolers
Kim Byard
304-257-9512
squirrelpark@frontier.com

Harrison County

1Harrison County Homeschoolers ROCK
HCHROCK@gmail.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/
clarksburghomeschoolersrock/
2SALT - Southern Area Learning Time
Mary Tillman
304-745-5428
tillmans@hotmail.com
3Wilsonburg Creative Christian Homeschoolers
Sherah Kraan - (304) 783-5374 or
Harriet Glassco - (304) 783-4598

We are an eclectic group of Christian homeschooling families who live near Wilsonburg. Our informal, fun group enjoys spending time together in discussion groups centered around great classic literature. Every meeting will include time for children to play together. Meetings are held the first Monday each month, and schedule changes are announced through our Facebook site.

Jackson County

1Christian Home Educators of Jackson County
Allen and Barbie Null
Rt. 1 Box 163
Gay WV 25244
304-372-8100
304-531-3437
barbienull@yahoo.com
OR
Larry & Kim Wigal
#9 Clubhouse Drive
Evans, WV 25241
304-372-2606
kelwigal00@yahoo.com
.
The leadership of this group has homeschooled longer than 20 years. The group began in 1997. Our group is mainly a support/encouragement group, which offers field trips, co-op's, and other activities as the interests arise. This group is a Christian group.
CHEWV affiliated support group

Jefferson County

1The Panhandle Path HomeSchool Group
Jane Paradis
Janeparadis@comcast.net
2Charles Town Christian Home Educators (CTCHE)
Kathy York
CTCHEHomeschool@gmail.com

Charles Town Christian Home Educators is a group of homeschool families located mostly in Jefferson County, WV, but with many from Berkeley County as well. We seek to glorify God by ministering to each other and offering friendship, support, and guidance to each other. In addition to our monthly support group meeting for moms, we also get together for field trips, PE programs, testing, social events, and community service opportunities. If you are looking for a great homeschool community and you live in Jefferson County or the surrounding counties, please contact us for more information.
3Eastern Panhandle Groups
This website provides links to a variety of groups in the Eastern Panhandle of WV
http://epochwv.org/
4St James Catholic Homeschool Group
Contact: Jessica Buede/Rachel Bishop
Email: homeschool@stjameswv.org
St. James Homeschoolers, located in Charles Town, is a group of lay faithful established to promote homeschooling among Catholic families and to support those families who are engaged in providing their children’s primary education at home. Special events include the First Friday Mass at a local nursing home, participation in the St. James Monthly Children’s Mass, Bi-weekly Faith & Fitness activities, field trips, community projects, pro-life activities, seasonal parties, social & family activities, and more. This ministry holds monthly meetings.

Kanawha/Putnam County

1KPHE - Kanawha Putnam Home Educators
Josh and Stephanie Woody
kphe.newsletter@gmail.com
304 543-5405
http://www.kphe.net/

The leadership of this group has been homeschooling longer than 15 years. Support/encouragement group, field-trip/outings group. KPHE was founded in 1990 with the purpose of assisting parents in the home education of their children by providing activities and services, as well as offering mutual encouragement and support. This is a Christian Group.

Lewis County

1Lewis County Contact
Dennis & Melody Sheppard
media@chewv.org

Lincoln County

1TEACH
Shannon Jeffers
shanjj39@ yahoo.com
304-824-7185

Marion County

1THESIS - Trinity Home Educators Supporting In Service
Brad & Elizabeth DeRoos
deroosfamily@juno.com
304-534-5822
http://thesis-wv.blogspot.com/
CHEWV affiliated support group
2F.A.H.S.T. Fairmont Area Home Schoolers Together
Betsy Batson
FAHSTgroup@ymail.com

F.A.H.S.T., is a support group conducting a co-op, parent support, special events, testing and evaluations, Jr and Sr High College Prep classes, field trips and much more. Christian leadership has been homeschooling for more than 20 years and the group has been in existence since 1994. Membership is open to all who agree to abide by the membership agreement.
3Special Needs Homeschooling
- all encompassing special needs group
Heather Laurie
gfcfmomofmany@yahoo.com
304-376-1504
www.specialneedshomeschooling.com
4Marion County Homeschool Co-op
Heather Straight
HAStr8@yahoo.com
Facebook - Marion County Homeschool Co-op
All-inclusive Christian homeschool group

McDowell County

1McDowell County Christian Home Educators Association
Jay & Karen Wilson
304-862-2560
kwotr@aol.com

Mercer County

1HEARTH - Home Education Achieved Responsibly Through Him
Mark & Susan Clarkson
hearthhomeschool@yahoo.com
Facebook - Homeschool Group H.E.A.R.T.H.

The leadership of this group has more than 20 years experience. The group has been in existence over 21 years. We offer a combination of support, field trips, co-ops, etc. We are a Christian group, our members sign a statement of faith.
CHEWV affiliated support group
2Giles Homeschool Co-op
Michelle Mullins
gileshscoop@gmail.com
http://www.wix.com/gileshomeschool/coop

A Christian Co-op started in 2011 serving Giles Co., VA and surrounding communities.

Monongalia County

1MECHE - Mothers Encouraging Christian Home Education
Kim Kincell
304-291-2467
dkincell@frontier.com

The leadership has been homeschooling longer than 10 years. This group has been in existence longer than 10 years. We are a moms' support group, but we also make announcements and promote other opportunities (such as the local coop) that are started by individual MECHE moms. Via that moms' network, several opportunities are available in the area. We also provide an annual testing center. See further information about our group at morgantownmeche.blogspot.com. This is a distinctly Christian group, although any mom is welcome.
CHEWV affiliated support group
2MAHA - Monongalia County Homeschoolers Association
For contact info search Monongalia Area Homeschoolers Association on Facebook
Originally formed in 2002, we are homeschoolers in Monongalia County, Marion County, Preston County and other areas in North Central WV, West Virginia.

Please join us for various activities including bowling, ice skating, field trips, and play groups.

Morgan County

1Morgan Co. Christian Home School Community
Rhonda Sue Donadieu
Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/523093991071755/
304-676-2948

Nicholas County

1Nicholas County Contact
Michael & Leana Vance
mlvance@frontier.com
304-742-3217

Ohio County

1Ohio Valley Christian Home Educators (OVCH)
Martha Clarke
ovcheservesyou@gmail.com
(740) 968-2451

Group Size: 100 member families +/- Group Description: Fellowship of approximately 100 Christian families around Belmont County Ohio and Ohio County, WV. We are a not-for-profit volunteer homeschool organization of families coming together to support each other along our God-centered homeschooling journey. OVCHE families represent many communities, educational styles, and church affiliations. We are a Christian group opened to all who agree to follow our policies. Our group includes preschoolers through high school. We offer co-ops, field trips, curriculum sales, Mom?s Nights, gym, etc. Monthly e-newsletter. Belmont County, OH/ Ohio County W.V. and surrounding areas welcome. $20 yearly fee. Counties the support group serves: Primarily Belmont County, OH,- Ohio County, WV and surrounding areas.

Pocahontas County

1Pocahontas County Contact
Jeff and Jan Layfield
304-799-7102
jjjlayfield@hotmail.com
*See Greenbrier County
This is a CHEWV affiliated group.

Preston County

1East Preston County
Richard & Marcia Spaid
304-735-3612
mjspaid@frontiernet.net
CHEWV affiliated support group
2HIP- Homeschooling in Preston
http://hip-homeschoolinginpreston.blogspot.com/

Putnam/Kanawha County

1KPHE - Kanawha Putnam Home Educators
Josh and Stephanie Woody
kphe.newsletter@gmail.com
304 543-5405
http://www.kphe.net/
The leadership of this group has been homeschooling longer than 15 years. Support/encouragement group, field-trip/outings group. KPHE was founded in 1990 with the purpose of assisting parents in the home education of their children by providing activities and services, as well as offering mutual encouragement and support. This is a Christian Group.

Raleigh County

1REACH -Raleigh Educational Association Christian Homeschoolers
reachwvhomeschoolgroup@gmail.com

The leadership has 6-10 years of homeschooling experience. The group is over 10 years old. The group is a combination of co-op, support, outings group. The group is a Christian group. CHEWV affiliated support group

Ritchie County

1Ritchie County Home Educators
Tina Rippy
RCHE1234@yahoo.com
2Ritchie County Contact
Darin and Crissenda Cale
dccale77@yahoo.com

Roane County

1Roane County WV Homeschool Group
Felicia Orndorff
304-927-4146
Facebook - Roane County WV Homeschooling

Meets at the library once or twice a month. Has fun/educational activities for local homeschoolers.

Taylor County

1Taylor County Contact
Beth Luffy
emluffy@comcast.net

Tucker County

1Tucker County Homeschoolers
Heather Clower
Facebook Page - Tucker County Homeschoolers
hclower04@gmail.com
This group is for homeschooling families in or around Tucker County to share ideas, information, support, as well as get together to participate in field trips and social activities.

Upshur County

1North Central WV Homeschool Group
http://northcentralwvhomeschoolgroup.weebly.com/
304-924-1366

This group has leadership with over 20 years experience. The group has been established for over 15 years. We are a combination Support & Encouragement Group for parents and students.
CHEWV affiliated support group

Wayne County

1WCHSG - Wayne County Homeschool Support Group
Lynette Williamson
304-654-9275
williamson_l_c@yahoo.com

Wirt County

1LIGHT - Love Invested in Godly Home Teaching
Tim & Angie Kemp
304-275-6596
lightgroup@suddenlink.net
pastorkemp@suddenlink.net

The leadership of this group has over 16 years experience. The group has been in existence for over 20 years. We provide support, have mom's meetings, have activities and field trips that allow interaction for the children and their families, and sometimes we have co-op classes as well. We are a Christian organization.

Wood County

1Wood County Christian Homeschoolers
Blake & Kim Hitt
kahitt2000@yahoo.com
2Pleasant View Baptist Church Home Educators
Matt & Tara Hornbeck
304-275-4641
matt7tara@suddenlink.net
3Cornerstone Homeschool Group
http://www.cornerstonecoop.org/

We have about 250 members .. We have WV and Ohio homeschoolers, being in the mid-Ohio valley area. Weekly emails go to over 400 people where local information from many sources is shared.