WV Support Groups

A support group is the ideal place to find fellowship and local information. 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.

These groups are all non-profit and are listed by the county in which the group meets or where the group leader resides.  If a support group is not listed for your county,  check for groups in nearby counties.  Many groups serve multiple counties.

Do you want your group listed?  Easy!  Email media@chewv.org.

Barbour County

1 Barbour County Homeschoolers
Cara Price
304-457-3767
cthaisprice@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. We meet at Calvary Southern Baptist Church in Belington.

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.
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 Homeschool Association
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.

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.
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
Kimberly Johnson
orchardswv@gmail.com

ORCHARDS has been in existence since 2012. We are an inclusive Christian group providing support for homeschooling families in the Fayette County and surrounding areas. We offer monthly Mom's Night Out activities, Fall and Spring Co-ops, Social Studies and Science Fairs, as well as Park Days and Field Trips.
2TRIBE Homeschool Group

Contact Person: Jacqueline Alvarran
TRIBEhomeschoolgroup@gmail.com

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.

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
2The Educational Ark Homeschool Co-Op
Jenifer Richmond
304-716-6681 call or text
jsmith0106@hotmail.com
The group meets every other Friday with field trips in between. Meeting is in Fairlea, WV (Lewisburg area)

Hampshire County

1Hampshire County Contact
Carla Elliott
carlaelliott@rocketmail.com
Tabitha Wolford
momofconnerandmason@yahoo.com
Beth Surface
clowerclan@gmail.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

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/
2Wilsonburg 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
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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.

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

Lewis County

1Lewis County Contact
Dennis & Melody Sheppard
ncentralwvhomeschoolgroup@gmail.com

Lincoln County

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

Marion County

1THESIS - Trinity Home Educators Supporting In Service
Brad & Liz DeRoos
liz.deroos@gmail.com
304-657-1354
www.thesiswv.blogspot.com
Look for our Facebook page!
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

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
Jon & Cindy Horton
hearthhomeschool@yahoo.com
Facebook - Homeschool Group H.E.A.R.T.H.

www.hearthhomeschool.org

The leadership of this group has more than 20 years experience. The group has been in existence over 26 years. We offer a combination of support, field trips, co-ops, etc. We are a Christian group, our members sign a statement of faith.
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
Ileana Martinez
immartinez9@yahoo.com

Started in 1998, MECHE moms have over twenty years of experience. We are a moms' support group, but we also announce/promote other opportunities (such as local co-ops) that are started by individual MECHE moms. Via that moms' network, several opportunities are available in the area. We also provide an annual test center. See further information about our group at morgantownmeche.blogspot.com.
This is a distinctly Christian group, but any mom is welcome.

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.
3Holy Families Homeschoolers
Catholichomeschool.morgantown@gmail.com
304-692-3509
The Holy Family Homeschoolers pledge to support Catholic families in providing their children’s primary education, while nurturing relationships that encourage the domestic church to thrive. Our goal is to instill the virtues and teachings of our faith through prayer, community service, field trips, and social activities.
Find us on Facebook

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

Preston County

1East Preston County
Richard & Marcia Spaid
304-735-3612
mjspaid@frontiernet.net
2West Preston Homeschool Co-Op
westprestonhomeschoolcoop@gmail.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.

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
2NCWV Charlotte Mason Homeschoolers
Contact: Kerina Clay - (304)365-9311 or Jeniver Boyer - (304)680-3232
We plan to do Charlotte Mason riches including nature study and an assortment of other things like nature journaling, solfa, art and composer study, handicrafts, etc....

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/
Contact Form on Website

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.

Wayne County

1CHEF (Christian Home Educators Fellowship)

CHEF website: https://sites.google.com/view/chef2018

Email:christianhomeedfellowship@gmail.com

Contact Carrie Lamm
606-939-8083

clamm81107@yahoo.com

CHEF is a Christian homeschool group that serves the tri-state area of Ashland, KY ... Ironton, OH ... Huntington, WV and all the areas in between.

Our families support one another by planning and attending field trips, resources for curriculum, meetings, activities, testing, advice from experienced homeschooling families, friendship, and more!!!

2WCHSG - Wayne County Homeschool Support Group
Lynette Williamson
304-654-9275
williamson_l_c@yahoo.com

Webster County

1Webster County Homeschool
Cynthiea Williams
304-644-1804
cynthiea_brooks@hotmail.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.