Call: 304.340.3500

email: frontdesk@unitedwaycwv.org

upcoming Events

Continuing Ed: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy  

  • August 17, 2017
    9-12pm

Trinity Luthern Church in Charleston
Cost: $40

We've all heard that the therapeutic relationship is one of the key factors in client outcomes. But what happens when the helper is going through as much distress as our clients? How do we stay focused on the client's needs and build a healthy relationship while dealing with our own junk? In this workshop we will take time to explore and engage ourselves as helpers using tools and perspective from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). We will learn how ACT can help us overcome negative thoughts and feelings and attain a greater sense of well-being allowing us to be more effective in our professional roles. We will also discuss how the techniques of ACT can be used to help our clients.

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

Girls Night Out  

  • August 19, 2017
    6-10PM

WV Culture Center, Charleston
1900 Kanawha Blvd E • Charleston, WV 25305
Cost: Tickets $125 thru August 1st; $150 starting August 2nd at www.gnowv.com

Girls Night Out is the season’s biggest party with a purpose: women helping women through power, passion and raising funds and awareness to eliminate domestic violence through the YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program. Now attracting more than 1,000 women from the tri-state area, GNO is a party women don’t want to miss. Local restaurants prepare their tastiest bites and male volunteers wait on guests with signature cocktails, beer or wine from the open bar. Photo opportunities abound, as GNO is widely known for its stunning décor. This year’s theme: Be Boho Chic, Live Violence Free. Inside the event, guests can shop a beautifully staged silent auction of over 100 items and dance the night away to live DJ entertainment.

Contact Information: www.gnowv.com

Day of Caring 2017

  • september 20, 2017

The United Way Day of Caring is the largest one-day volunteer event in central West Virginia. It promotes the spirit and value of volunteerism and demonstrates the power of LIVING UNITED. The Day of Caring generates positive community relationships and helps to develop contacts between volunteers, agencies, and workplaces. This annual event gives each of us an opportunity to roll up our sleeves and work together to make a difference in nonprofit agencies in our community, and for the people they serve.  This year's Day of Caring is on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

Following a Kick-off rally, teams will complete much needed tasks such as painting, cleaning, landscaping, gardening and mentoring youth. Last year, 625 sets of helping hands volunteered 3,750 hours benefiting 47 central West Virginia projects. Join your friends and neighbors this September and be a part of something big—Day of Caring 2017.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

Recover the Beat

  • september 30, 2017
    1:00 pm-9:00

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

24th Annual Dent Dinner – A Night of Comedy with John Crist

  • October 17, 2017
    6:00pm

Embassy Suites in Charleston
Cost: $85

With over 700,000 Facebook followers and 100 million video views, comedian John Crist is a viral sensation. His videos “Millenial International,” and “Road Rage in the Church Parking Lot” are known to many in the Facebook community. Crist has solidified his comedic prowess with over 200 live shows a year, highlighted by recent television appearances on Live at Gotham and Laughs on Fox. Seven years into his career, Crist has shared the stage with some of the best in the business, including Dave Chappelle, Jeff Foxworthy, Tim Hawkins, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, Dana Carvey, Adam Carolla, Chris D’Elia, Anjelah Johnson and Louie Anderson. Proceeds from the Dent Dinner fund our client assistance program which provides fee subsidies for those who do not have health insurance or cannot afford counseling and mental healthcare.

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

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

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 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
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.