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What is WVASF
The WV Alliance for Sustainable Families (WVASF) serves as an important voice for West Virginia's working families. The WVASF coordinates research, education, advocacy, and coalition building on issues related to asset building and economic stability. The WVASF also leads EITC awareness throughout the state. The Mission of the WV Alliance for Sustainable Families is to increase access to asset building opportunities and improve economic security for low to moderate-income West Virginia families.
What We Do
Statewide Asset Building Coalition
We work to increase financial awareness and building assets among low and moderate income families. Coalition activities include policy advocacy, asset building and financial education programs, and research.

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Outreach
We are the statewide leader building capacity for seven regional EITC coalitions providing Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and EITC outreach, establishing strategic partnerships, and providing promotional materials and resources.
Learn more about EITC outreach in West Virginia at www.wveitc.com

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Enrollment
Working with a network of partners to enroll children in CHIP and Medicaid through outreach at VITA sites, health clinics, and through grassroots Community Partners.
To learn more visit www.chip.wv.gov

KISRA's Individual Development Accounts (IDA)
IDA's are matched savings accounts designed to help families and individuals of modest means establish a pattern of regular savings and ultimately purchase a "productive asset".
To learn more visit www.kisra.org

WV Saves
All across the state, West Virginia Saves is helping West Virginians to build wealth through saving and the reduction of debt. West Virginia Saves provides tools and tips to help West Virginia Savers reach their personal financial goals.

Membership in West Virginia Saves is free and offers a lot of great benefits and incentives. 
To learn more visit www.westvirginiasaves.org


WHo We Are
President
Melissa Aguilar
Executive Director, Region 1 Workforce Investment Board

Vice President
Jeff Allen
Executive Director, West Virginia Council of Churches

Treasurer and Past President
Joe Barker
WV DHHR, Bureau for Public Health

Secretary
Adrienne Worthy
Legal Aid of West Virginia

Directors
Trina Bartlett, MSW, LGSW

Eastern Regional Director, Catholic Charities West Virginia

Mary Chipps
Executive Director, WV Community Action Partnership

Richard Fleisher
WVU Extension Specialist, Associate Professor

Jane Hange

Susan Moran
Workforce Investment Board Mid-Ohio Valley (Region IV)
Program Specialist, Employer Services

David Rogers
Executive Director, Mission West Virginia, Inc.

Rick Wilson
Area Director
American Friends Services Committee
WV Economic Justice Project


Jennifer Thackerjthacker@te-associates.com — is the Executive Director for the West Virginia Alliance for Sustainable Families (WVASF). Ms. Thacker graduated from Concord College with a BA in Psychology. She is a licensed social worker and has over seventeen years of experience working in the non-profit industry. Ms. Thacker received her Executive MBA from Marshall University May 2011. 


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