Direct Action Welfare Group believes…

Everyone has the right to a good education including post-secondary education, medical, dental, and vision care, a job at a living wage, affordable childcare, decent housing and adequate food and clothing.

Direct Action Welfare Group believes…

Every individual should be treated fairly regardless of race, creed, nationality, income, sexual orientation, religion, gender, age, or educational level.

Direct Action Welfare Group believes…

Every mother should have the option to choose to stay home and care for her children or work.

Direct Action Welfare Group believes…

Access to services and assistance is a right and not a benefit.

Direct Action Welfare Group believes…

Poor people of West Virginia can stand together as an organized community to fight against discrimination and the suffering of poverty. No matter how poor you are you have a voice and rights as a human being.
Direct Action Welfare Group (DAWG) is a statewide grassroots organization comprised of current and former public assistance recipients, low wage workers, people living in poverty, and concerned individuals who come together to share information and ideas and to advocate for each other, their neighbors, and themselves. Direct Action Welfare Group’s vision is the end of poverty in West Virginia. In order to make this vision a reality, we advocate with low-income families for economic justice.

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