Call: 304.340.3500


upcoming Events

Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

  • April 16, 2018
    12:00 pm
    Alzheimer's Association
    1601 2nd AVenue, Charleston

Behavior is a powerful of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join this program to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease.

Contact 800-272-3900 or

Bowling Bash 2018 - TI Fundraiser

  • April 21, 2018
    10 am
    Venture Lanes
    6300 Maccorkle avenue, st. albans

Wanted: 32 teams with 4 bowlers on each team!
$100.00 per team - for 3 games, shoe rental and Teen Institute!!
$4 Lunch Special and prizes galore!

Team Name: Funniest and best. Register Team Name ASAP so you don't lose it to another team. (Example of previous names "Bowling Stones" "Gut-ter Done")
Shirt Design: Funniest and best.
Highest Team Score
Highest Individual Score

To Register a Team
call Margo Friend 304-340-3622 or email

Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator Program

    Various courses

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

We are partnering with Google for the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator Program. This is for people at all skill levels. We’re helping people get the digital skills they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow — ranging from basic computer skills -- like setting up a professional email address, using the Internet to apply for a job, and knowing how to complete a timesheet — to more advanced digital skills like Microsoft Office Programs and Entry and Mid-Level Tech Skills.

To obtain further information, contact:

Cathy Haupt
Vocational Case Manager
304-346-0811 Ext.1059

"GoodHost" Program

    comprehensive 12-week program

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

GoodHost is a comprehensive twelve week program that focuses on the practical, hands-on, industry-specific training needed to build a career in the hospitality industry. Graduates of this program will be major candidates for employment with our local hotels, caterers, and restaurants.Students can also earn stackable credits toward a credentialed degree with BridgeValley Community CollegeStay tuned for future dates and times for those classes.

Who Are GoodHOST Students?
GoodHOST students are individuals who have completed Goodwill screening with a vocational goal and desire to build a career path in the hospitality industry.

How will the GoodHOST program interact with hotels?
The GoodHOST program works jointly with local hoteliers to produce a collaborative training program to ensure a positive flow of screened, well-skilled and trained employees into our community.

What curriculum will be used to train employees?
Students receive cross training for a variety of specific jobs as well as text-based curriculum from the American Hotel Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) resulting in certification upon completion. Furthermore, students receive soft-skill training teaching them necessary employment skills such as: effective communication, personal accountability, problemsolving, integrity and honesty. GoodHOST students experience internship and extern-ship options as well as stackable credits toward a credentialed degree with BridgeValley Community and Technical College.

What is the next step once a GoodHOST student graduates?
Upon completing the GoodHOST program, a Goodwill employment specialist helps place graduates for employment with hotels like you!

To obtain further information, contact:

Cathy Haupt
Vocational Case Manager
304-346-0811 Ext.1059

Are you a US Veteran seeking employment?

  • Ongoing: EVERY Third thursday of the month
  • 12 Noon - 1 pm

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.

"BOOTS ON THE GROUND" is a Veterans discussion group for Veterans to come together and talk about employment issues and solutions specific to being a Veteran. Lunch is provided, Please RSVP so that we will know how much to plan for.  We appreciate our VetCorp Volunteers assistance and all that they do
Connect with other vererans while enjoying FREE snacks and beverages.

To RSVP or obtain further information, contact:

Monica Tharp, B.S.
Job Placement Specialist
304-346-0811 x1053

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

  • 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!

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

  • Monday 2-4 pm
  • Tuesday No LAB
  • 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

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 or Leah Cook at