Call: 304.340.3500

email: frontdesk@unitedwaycwv.org

upcoming Events

FREE Medical, Dental & Vision Services Event for all Needy West Virginians

  • October 21-22, 2017

Bible Center School
1111 Oakhurst Drive, Charleston

Visit RAMUSA.org for more information or call Angie at WV Health Right at 304-4145931

Guys Night Out

  • November 11, 2017
    Time TBD – 2 hours before kickoff

Oakes Field, South Charleston
Cost:Tickets $75 each or Table $500 available at www.guysnightoutcharleston.com

Guys Night Out is the Kanawha Valley’s biggest WVU tailgate party and raises funds and awareness for the YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter for Homeless Women & Families. Each year, hundreds of men from the community come to watch the Mountaineers challenge a team at an away game – this year the Kansas State Wildcats. The guys come 2 hours before kickoff to enjoy the festivities, which include a pig pickin’, a silent and live auction, cigars, Mardi Gras game wheel, and tasting and voting on their favorite wings in the Best Wings in the Valley competition. They all watch the game on flat screens while listening to the voice of the Mountaineers, Tony Caridi, announce the game over the radio.

Contact Information: www.guysnightoutcharleston.com

Foodie Feast

  • November 12, 2017
    11 AM-2 PM

Paterno's at the Park, Charleston

Join YWCA Charleston for brunch with a fresh, modern twist on a conventional Thanksgiving. Sip a cocktail while sampling unique creations by local celebrity chefs mixed with sumptuous, traditional comfort foods made by Wellington’s. From roast turkey to exotic turducken… there is something for everyone and you do not want to miss out. This is not your mother’s Thanksgiving! This fundraiser benefits YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter for Homeless Women and Families.

Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for children 11-20 available at www.ywcacharleston.org/foodiefeast. Children 10 & under eat free!

 

Intro to Motivational Interviewing

  • November 16, 2017
    9:00-12:00

Trinity Lutheran Church in Charleston
Cost: $40

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is the state-of-the-art, evidence based response to help people find the positive motivation to make significant changes in their lives.  

  • What do you do when clients are unwilling or unable to make a better choice for themselves, even when it's right in front of them?
  • How can you help someone who is feeling hopeless about overcoming addiction?
  • What can you do when a client is high or using when talking to you and is acting in self-destructive ways? 

For clients seeking addiction treatment, two of the most common obstacles for individuals are confidence and the importance of change. In this class we will learn how Motivational Interviewing can be used to answer questions, like the ones listed above, by eliciting effective conversations about behavior change and helping clients explore and resolve ambivalence. We encourage you to bring your most difficult cases and join in our discussion. 

This 3-hour workshop is great for counselors, social workers, coaches, nurses, clergy, or anyone who is interested in helping support others to make difficult changes in their lives. No previous experience is necessary. CE credit available! 

Contact Information: kpcc.com or erin@kpcc.com

Addiction Support Group Leaders Training

  • December 21, 2017
    9:00-12:00

Trinity Lutheran Church in Charleston
Cost: $40

Beyond Addictions Family Support Groups, sometimes called CRAFT Groups, are founded on evidenced based practice models. CRAFT groups have a higher than average success rate in helping group members move their loved ones into making healthier choices about their behaviors in relationship to alcohol and drugs. In these groups, members learn how to take control of their lives, and as part of this process, to change their interactions with their loved one in ways that promote positive behavioral change.

Hosting one of these groups can be one of the most effective ways an organization can help stem the tide of Opioid abuse.

Contact Information: www.kpcc.com/craft or erin@kpcc.com

Are you a US Veteran seeking employment?

  • Ongoing veteran discussion group: EVERY THIRD THURSDAY 6PM - 6PM

Goodwill Prosperity Center
209 Virginia Street West, Charleston WV 25302
Phone: (304) 346-0811


Please join us for a discussion on veteran specific issues related to obtaining and maintaining employment. This peer led support group is free to attend for all military and prior service members. Learn techniques and tips from other veterans who have transitioned from military to the civilian workforce. Meet veteran specific resource providers who are ready to help you get the job you deserve.

Connect with other veterans while enjoying free snacks and beverages.


To RSVP or obtain further information, contact:
Monica Tharp, B.S.
Job Placement Specialist
304-346-0811 x1053
mtharp@godowillkv.com

Looking for Work?
Are you Struggling to find a job match?

  • Open Enrollment
    Ongoing: EVERY WEDNESDAY 1PM - 3PM
    NO appointment required

Goodwill Prosperity Center
209 Virginia Street West, Charleston WV 25302
Phone: (304) 346-0811


Come and meet Goodwill Mission Services Staff and
Learn how we can help you find and keep Employment!
WE ARE ON THE BUS LINE AND HAVE FREE PARKING

How we can help:

  • Free classes
  • Application Assistance
  • Resume Assistance
  • Free Interview Attire
  • Training Opportunities
  • Networking
  • Permanent and Temporary Employment
  • Improve your interviewing skills
  • SNAP Assistance
  • And much more

FREE Career and Job Search Computer Lab

  • OnGOING
  • Monday 2-4 pm
  • Tuesday 10am-12pm
  • Wednesday 10am-12pm
  • thursday 2-4 pm
  • FRIDAY 2-4 pm

Do you need help with creating or updating a resume? Filling out online applications? Job searches? Good will staff available to help.

Goodwill Prosperity Center
209 Virginia Street West, Charleston WV 25302
Phone: (304) 346-0811
x1030

LUNCH AND LEARN: Care for the Caregiver at Work


  • Ongoing DATES

By Carol Matheny, MSN, RN, CHPN
Palliative Care Community Education Coordinator, HospiceCare

Caregiving negatively affects morale, productivity, and costs. And, as a result of family caregiving responsibilities, a tremendous amount of talent, loyalty, and institutional knowledge leaves the workforce every day - either temporarily or full time.  Below are a few brief - yet eye opening - statistics on how this rapidly growing issue impacts businesses.
At any given time, more than 20% of the workforce is dealing with a caregiving situation.

  • 33% of caregivers decrease the number of hours they work
  • 29% quit their job or retire early
  • 22% take a leave of absence
  • 20% change their job status or go part-time
  • 53% of caregivers admit that their job performance is negatively affected
  • 84% make caregiving related phone calls during business hours
  • 68% arrive late or leave early
  • 67% take time off from work during the day

Even when your employees are caring for someone not covered by your health plan, YOUR healthcare cost can go up.

  • 75% of working caregivers report an adverse affect on their own health
  • 50% report 8 additional visits per year to a health care provider (for themselves) as a result of their caregiving responsibilities
  • 22% report a significant impact on their own health

The PalliativeCare Center at HospiceCare would like to be a resource to you and your employees. We would be happy to provide the tools needed to help you and them on the caregiving journey.  Please call today to schedule a free lunch and learn series that will help with caregiving issues such as tips in caring for a loved one, legal issues, grief, financial, and resources that are available in the community.  Please contact Carol Matheny at 304-941-1950 to schedule your workshop today.

Recover the Beat

  • June 2018, TBD

Goodwill Prosperity Center
209 Virginia Street West, Charleston WV 25302
Phone: (304) 346-0811

Recover the Beat is a family-friendly concert benefit for Recovery Point West Virginia programs. It will be held at the State Capitol Complex. Individual tickets to include a wristband and program are $20, and the event is free for children under the age of 12.

Recovery Point West Virginia provides multiple addiction recovery programs at NO COST to participants in several locations, including a 100-bed facility serving women in Charleston.

For more information OR TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP contact Lara Lawson at llawson@recoverypointwv.org or Leah Cook at lcook@recoverypointwv.org