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The Community Center

What We Do

Rent Our Community Center

The primary purpose of the John L. Dickinson Homeowner Education and Community Center (HECC) is to provide an appropriate place to conduct homeowner education classes that Habitat for Humanity homebuyers are required to take. Classes are on a variety of topics meant to provide our homebuyers with the skills needed to become successful homeowners and are on subjects such as basic home maintenance, legal issues of homeownership and nine (9) weeks of financial literacy classes. 

Open To Our Community

A secondary purpose of the HECC is to serve the local community by allowing public and private use of the facility for workshops and affordable meeting space. The facility is open for rental use from 9am until 5pm Monday through Friday. Local groups are also encouraged to utilize the space for their meetings, presentations, and workshops. All funds acquired through the use of the room are then used by Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam to help build safer, affordable homes in our community.

Facility Accommodations Include

  • Accommodates 200 people presentation style or 80 at round tables with a maximum capacity of 225
  • 10 round 6’ tables each seating up to 8
  • 16 rectangular 6’ tables
  • 200 chairs
  • Projection screen and ceiling-mounted projector with a connected laptop and a built-in speaker
  • Whiteboard
  • Podium with optional amplification
  • Kitchenette (sink, refrigerator, coffee maker) and commercial washbasins
  • Wireless internet
  • Free parking for 80 cars
  • Local original art which changes quarterly (available for purchase)
  • Storage closets for groups with recurring events


The Details

For more information or to reserve a date, contact Janie Hamilton. 304-720-0141 ext. 18