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Decompression Lessons
Ongoing

FREE STRESS REDUCTION CLASSES HOSTED BY
GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF KANAWHA VALLEY
AND IN PARTICIPATION WITH: SHEILA MCENTEE
OF DRUM AND FUN, AND GABRIELLA DAHALIA

Location: Goodwill Prosperity Center
209 Virginia Street West, Charleston WV

4/28/17 11:00 AM Meditation for Relaxation – by Essie Jackson

We can seat a maximum of 15 people for the drumming class because there are only 15 drums available.

This class will fill up fast—call or email to reserve a seat.
Seating and supplies are limited.

Call today to register for class
CALL NOW
TO RESERVE A SEAT
304-346-0811 X-1030



Open Enrollment
Ongoing -EVERY WEDNESDAY 1PM—3PM

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


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

YWCA Race to End Racism
April 29, 2017 | 9 AM | Magic Island, West Side

The inaugural YWCA Race to End Racism is the first single-loop 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on Charleston’s West Side starting at 9 AM on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The race will pass by historical landmarks, including churches, Mary C. Snow Elementary, and Luna Park. There will be food, an awards ceremony, and children’s activities. All are welcome! Our goal is twofold: (1) to raise funds to hire a part-time racial justice coordinator at YWCA Charleston and (2) to celebrate our diversity while engaging the community to take part in the national YWCA campaign: Stand Against Racism, where YWCAs around the country organize consciousness-raising events in their communities.

Go to www.ywcacharleston.org/race to register as an individual or team. Questions? Contact Sarah King at 304.340.3557.


21st Annual CCNC Spaghetti Dinner
May 7, 2017

11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center, Wheeling West Virginia
More Info



Night at the Races
May 7, 2017


Race for Hope
May 13, 2017

8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Elkins, Elkins WV
More Info



Tee Off Fore Mountain Mission
Monday, May 22

Registration begins at 8 a.m. with tee-off at 9 a.m.

Price: $500 for a four-person team

Mountain Mission will be having our fifth annual golf fundraiser Monday, May 22nd at Berry Hills Country Club. We had a nice attendance and a lot of fun last year, and we expect even more this year. Get registered soon and please consider being a sponsor. This fundraiser will help us with our NEW Soup Kitchen. The Soup Kitchen is located on our property on the West Side of Charleston, just off of Patrick Street. We are feeding 140 people a nutritious meal a day.

Questions? Need to register your team? Contact Rick Eads at 304.343-3407 or at info@mountainmission.com.


3rd Annual Drive For Hope ~ Charity Golf Scramble
July 22, 2017

Worthington Golf Course, Parkersburg WV
More Info



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.