The Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter is the only voluntary health organization in West Virginia solely dedicated to providing education and support service to individuals with Alzheimer's and other dementias, as well as to their families and caregivers. The Chapter serves all 55 counties in West Virginia and six counties in eastern Ohio.
Provides community disaster education and immediate assistance to families involved in all types of disasters, most frequently single-family fires. Aid includes financial grants, in-kind recovery supplies, assistance in developing a recovery plan, referrals, emotional support and advocacy. Service provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Health and Safety Services
Offers training and educational programs to enhance individuals’ knowledge and skills to respond effectively to emergencies and critical situations.
Service to the Armed Forces
This program serves as a medium of communication between military personnel and their families. It verifies the emergency situations that may prompt emergency leave, send messages to military that cannot communicate directly with their families, and provide financial assistance to military families dealing with unexpected emergencies.
Catholic Charities in Boone County conducts monthly food distributions and other basic human needs programs such as home repair, eye glasses, shoe and coat program, and help in times of disasters.
Children’s Therapy Clinic offers comprehensive therapy services to children ages birth through 18. Their clients have inadequate or no insurance coverage for their condition, and may be economically disadvantaged. They provide physical, occupational, speech, and music therapies and an autism socialization program to improve functional abilities of children with a variety of special needs. These include developmental delays, neurological impairments such as cerebral palsy, musculoskeletal disorders such as spina bifida, and genetic disorders such as Down Syndrome.
Daymark provides Residential, Crisis Support, Independent Living, Outreach, GED Education and Support Services to youth ages 12-21. Daymark is COA accredited and has been providing services to youth in West Virginia since 1974.
New Connections offers its 9 week Fast TRACK program, focusing on preparing students for the TASC exam, for post-secondary transition into CTC (Community and Technical College) and 4 year colleges. Brush up on academic skills, explore careers, and participate in field trips to local post-secondary institutions. Classes run Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and are open to anyone in the community who is 17-24 years old.
Patchwork, licensed by the State of West Virginia is a runaway and homeless shelter for youth ages 12+ and offers crisis support services for the WV Department of Health and Human Resources. Patchwork is never closed providing free and confidential services on a voluntary basis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Patchwork’s mission is to respond to the needs of youth and families in crisis and to provide youth in high-risk situations with a safe alternative to the streets.
The mission of Goodwill Industries of the Kanawha Valley, Inc . is to assist people with disabilities or those who are otherwise vocationally disadvantaged to achieve full participation and integration into society. In addition to retail stores they offer career training and placement services, janitorial services for WV, and much more.
Kanawha County: Heart & Hand Community Service Center in South Charleston is the primary provider of a food pantry and emergency basic needs for low income residents of the South Charleston/Alum Creek/St. Albans area. The thrift store provides an affordable retail alternative for the community with profits supporting Heart and Hand assistance programs. www.wvcdom.org/heart-hand-south-charleston.html
Putnam County: Heart & Hand Community Services Center Putnam County opened January 20, 2015 to assist low income Putnam County residents with emergency basic needs. We provide utility assistance, process Dollar Energy applications, and coordinate services with other social service agencies and churches.
Serves needy students in all public schools in Kanawha County with shoes, boots and socks. New shoes allow disadvantaged students an opportunity to attend school regularly and approach each school day with a renewed sense of pride and confidence. With the assistance of the shoe fund, negative barriers are lessened, therefore affording students a better chance to further their education.
Promotes oral health for qualified children in Kanawha County schools through education and dental services.
This 10 bed inpatient hospice unit within HJ Thomas Memorial serves the western end of Kanawha County and Putnam County. This HospiceCare Unit serves those in their last days who need special medical care which their caregivers cannot provide at home, who are faced with being alone during that time, and those who need to give their caregivers at home a temporary respite.
The Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center is an interfaith, nonprofit counseling and educational institute – a leader in its category and one of the oldest pastoral counseling centers in the nation. KPCC Counseling is dedicated to helping people improve their relationships with themselves and others. KPCC Counseling also offers advanced Motivational Interviewing trainings to individuals who are in a position to provide advice, guidance and support to those with substance abuse disorders.
Provides “Basic Needs” (food/residential needs, utilities/facility expense, drug testing supplies and insurance) for newly recovering, male alcoholics and related addictive drug abusers in a transitional home environment. Serving those who have made a conscious decision to refrain from abusing alcohol and drugs, remain sober, work a recovery program and with the opportunity to work toward changing their lives for the better, to continue being proactive in their recover efforts and re-entering the community.
Helps domestic violence victims achieve their full potential by breaking free of the cycle of violence. Staff attorneys and pro bono volunteers trained and recruited by the project represent these victims in court, thereby improving their safety and economic outlook.
The food pantry is an outreach of the Madison Baptist Church to the families in Madison and surrounding towns in Boone County to help feed families whose income does not allow them to feed their families in a manner consistent with good health.
Assists low income individuals in Kanawha County with basic emergency needs (housing, utilities, food, medicine, etc.) and connects them to services to become self-sustaining through education, employment and training.
Provides a food pantry.
Provides a multitude of programs geared to assisting low income individuals and families to move out of poverty and toward self-sufficiency: Senior Programs, Head Start, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Prenatal Care, Housing, In-Home Services.
The Mission of Rea of Hope is to provide safe affordable housing for West Virginia women in a positive homelike environment that fosters recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction and promotes self sufficiency.
Recovery Point of West Virginia is a group of three peer-focused, long-term recovery programs for those who suffer from alcoholism and/or drug addiction.
Peer 2 Peer This program employs those that were formerly homeless to engage those entering the center and assist them in navigating the behavioral health system for treatment, recovery issues and community integration.
Shelter Programming When entering our program doors, men and women have often times lived in inadequate and/or sub-standard housing or out of doors on our local streets, in abandoned buildings, vehicles and the like. When they finally enter our doors they are typically exasperated with their life circumstances and need desperately to be somewhere welcoming and comfortable. To this end, we work diligently to make our residential facilities as inviting as possible so that those who enter our doors can experience cleanliness, order and warmth as they endeavor to sort through their lives and the issues facing them.
Uses trained community volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused children who are removed from their homes. These volunteers gather information and make recommendations to the assigned circuit court judge on what is in the best interest of the children. Program also educates the community on child maltreatment and its prevention.
Provides outpatient counseling, therapy, and education and advocacy services to all ages. Services include a rape crisis program and child sexual assault program. Services are provided on a sliding scale fee based on the individual’s ability to pay. http://www.tccwv.org/
Boys & Girls Club of Charleston & St. Albans After school programs located in St. Albans and Charleston. The organization’s mission statement is to enable and inspire all youth, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances to realize their full potential as responsible, caring, and productive citizens.
Social Services Provides emergency assistance to individuals and families of the Kanawha County area in need of financial and/or material aid. This assistance includes rent, utilities, food, medicine, furniture, and clothing. Our aim is to alleviate immediate hardship to better enable families and individuals to prepare for long term financial responsibilities, thus promoting on-going stability and self-sufficiency.
Provides emergency assistance to families and seniors in the Tyler Mountain/Cross Lanes areas of Kanawha and Putnam counties. The focus is on those who, because of illness, catastrophe, unemployment, or related situations, cannot provide for themselves. Provide basic needs (i.e. food, shelter, utilities, medicines, etc.) to assist these individuals and families in sustaining self-sufficiency.
The USO mission is to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services to uniformed military personnel. Nearly 120 USO Centers around the world.
The state’s premier free clinic, provides medical, dental, pharmaceutical, and health education services to more than 20,000 impoverished uninsured adults. The clinic provides diagnostics, treatment, medications, disease management, health education, and referrals with a small paid staff and over 500 medical volunteers. The clinic serves the working poor, the unemployed, the underemployed, the homeless, the deinstitutionalized, and many others who are unable to access care and treatment through the traditional health care system.
Mel Wolf Child Development Center Offers a developmentally age appropriate program and prepares children for kindergarten. This is accomplished through a program designed around the nationally recognized Creative Curriculum. The program makes it possible for parents to work or attend school while their children are in a safe, educational and affordable child care program. www.ywcacharleston.org/child-development
Resolve Family Abuse Program Has provided 3,293 nights of shelter, over 6,000 nutritious meals and filed 1,543 domestic violence protection orders meeting the immediate safety needs of victims fleeing violent homes. www.ywcacharleston.org/domestic-violence-services
Sojourner’s Shelter Addresses one of Charleston and the Kanawha Valley’s most crucial needs, providing direct supportive services 24-hours per day, 365 days a year, to our most vulnerable population, while promoting self-sufficiency to individuals and/or families who become homeless throughout the year. Services are provided to single women, women with children, men with custody of their children and intact families. www.ywcacharleston.org/homeless-services