Bartlett house



Welcome to the Bartlett House website!


United Way


Bartlett House addresses homeless issues on several levels. first by providing for emergency food, shelter and medical referrals; second by providing one-to-one comprehensive case management; and third by providing transitional and permanent supportive housing. All programs aim to break the cycle of homelessness by providing its residents with the tools and resources needed to maintain stable, permanent housing, economic responsibility, independence and self sufficiency. We are committed to providing shelter that meets a person's basic needs in an atmosphere where people are treated with dignity and respect.



This agency is funded in part under an Agreement with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Children and Families, Office of Social Services. Additional funding is provided by United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties, private contributions, FEMA, West Virginia Emergency Shelter Grants Program, Monongalia County Commission and private foundations.

The Bartlett House is currently accepting applications for Shelter Assistants for our Cold Weather Shelter. Click here to download job application. Please email completed application to Steve Guthrie mail it, or drop it off in person.



NJAN29 Bartlett House Recieves Non-Profit of the Year Award by Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce.Posted by Doris Pirlo



Non-Profit of the Year Award 2014


Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce has selected Bartlett House as the Non-Profit of the Year for 2014. 

Bartlett House feels very fortunate and is honored to receive the non-profit of the year award.  Keri DeMasi Chief Executive Officer of Bartlett House has stated, “To have received the non-profit of the year award from the Morgantown Chamber of Commerce; there is no greater honor.”

Keri DeMasi, reports that the number one reason for Homelessness in Morgantown is lack of affordable housing.  In order to combat this, Bartlett House has opened a 20-unit fully furnished apartment building for formerly homeless individuals.  The downtown homeless shelter is currently at capacity serving homeless individuals in the area.

Bartlett House was amongst four winners recognized Friday at the Chamber’s Best in Business Awards at their annual dinner.  The other winners were:  Blaine Turner Advertising; Small Business; Mona Supply, Medium Business; and West Virginia University, Large Business.  In addition, the late Hilda Rosenbaum, namesake of Ruby Memorial Hospital’s Rosenbaum House was awarded the Earl L. Core Award.



About Us

Bartlett House, Inc. was founded in 1985 as a nonprofit organization to meet the needs of the homeless population in Monongalia County, West Virginia and surrounding areas. Since 1990, Bartlett House has been housed at 1110 University Avenue in Morgantown, WV - open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The shelter can house up to 72 men, women and children.


In West Virginia the problem of homelessness has become more obvious in recent years. There is no easy way to prdict who will be next. Experience has shown us that there are two basic types of homelessness: Crisis Poverty and Chronic Homelessness. Many factors may have contributed not only to making these persons homeless. Major personal crisis, unemployment, lack of affordable housing - but also to creating barriers to alleviating the situation. Mental illness, substance abuse, chronic disability. Regardless of the reason, the key is to provide quick and appropriate intervention that deals with both a person's basic emergency needs, as well as long-term isses - to start them on their journey to self-sufficiency and independence!