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.
SuperStars is a place where ones individual ability, rather than their disability, is the focus. The program provides dance, music, visual arts and drama education opportunities to children and youth with developmental disabilities and/or physical handicaps. Opportunities are created for each child to excel according to their own personal skills.
Provides services designed to combat problems associated with poverty and to seek elimination or reduction of the conditions of poverty.
The Whitesville/Pettus Food Pantry provides a monthly food distribution to the elderly, working poor, and low-income families and individuals. The program addresses the nutritional needs of participants through the WellnessWorks program.
The Emergency Assistance program helps low-income individuals and families meet their most basic human needs. Emergency Assistance extends help and hope in times of crisis to individuals and families in cooperation with other social service agencies, churches and food pantries. The program provides material/financial assistance with advocacy efforts for people in need of food, assistance in paying for utilities or with utility termination notice, rent assistance in the face of an eviction and prescription medication assistance.
In West Virginia, more than 5,000 children are in State custody and the number continues to climb. The program recruits, trains, licenses and supports foster parents across Kanawha, Putnam, Logan, Boone, and Clay counties. Successful work in this area will lead to long-term outcomes that improve a child’s opportunity for success and a lifetime family.
Provides comprehensive therapeutic services (physical, speech, occupational, music therapy and autism services) to children with special needs. The children that CTC serves have insufficient income and/or insurance coverage for their condition. Children will become more independent as a result of the services they receive.
Provides Residential, Crisis Support, Independent Living, Outreach, GED Education and Support Services to youth ages 12-21.
New Connections offers a 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. Program includes brush up on academic skills, career exploration, and participation in field trips to local post-secondary institutions. Classes 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 provides free and confidential services on a voluntary basis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Formula for Life program provides basic needs services to low-income families with young children. The program assists with infant formula and baby food to meet the child’s nutritional needs, giving them a thriving start to their lives.
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.
Putnam County: Assists low income Putnam County residents with emergency basic needs. Provide utility assistance, process Dollar Energy applications, and coordinate services with other social service agencies and churches. Assists families in crisis with financial counseling and problem solving support.
HospiceCare strives to enhance the lives of individuals living with a life-limiting illness and their families by providing quality, compassionate medical, emotional and spiritual care. Hospice programs focus on easing pain and discomfort associated with a life-limiting illness.
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 dental health for children in Kanawha County through education in schools and provides dental services for children of low income families without any cost to the families. Program operates in six school-based dental clinics that provide preventative and restorative treatment to patients.
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.
A transitional home for men who are serious about their recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Program serves those who have made a conscious decision to refrain from abusing alcohol and drugs, remain sober, and work a recovery program with the goal of striving to change their lives for the better.
This Child Advocacy Center is a front line responder in reporting child sexual abuse and violence. The program provides trauma focused assessment and support for adult survivors of childhood abuse and who are a caregiver for children that are a focus of abuse intervention. This approach is not a traditional clinical approach but hopes to assist the non-offending parent to manage their own trauma and thus help their children in their own recovery.
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 program provides food to families in Madison and surrounding areas in Boone County whose income does not allow them to feed their families in a manner consistent with good health.
The “Power of Three: Body, Mind and Soul” program assists low income parents/caregivers that need support to provide formula, baby/toddler foods, and diapers for children in their custodial care. The program also assists the parents/caregivers with resources containing parenting tips and strategies for positive child interactions and for providing a healthy diet and environment.
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.
The food pantry serves families in the Nitro area, helping to feed families whose income does not allow them to feed their own families in a manner consistent with good health.
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 Recovery Coach Project expands the legal counseling of criminally charged indigent persons to include underlying behavioral health issues, namely substance abuse and addiction, in an effort to reduce recidivism, and reunify families.
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 Charleston is a long-term, residential recovery program for women suffering from substance use disorder at no cost to clients. Program serves 92 women aged 18 and older, providing all basic needs as they work through an intensive, peer-based model of recovery.
The Housing Counseling program, which includes financial literacy, targets families with incomes 80% or less than the average median income and have issues affecting their credit rating, need assistance with budgeting skills and/or obtaining banking services. The goal is to help families become more self-sufficient financially, allowing them to become first time homeowners and build assets.
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.
The Clay County Early Steps for School Success program is a home-based language development and pre-literacy program for children from pre-birth to 5 years of age. The program works with parents/caregivers to equip them to support their young children’s development so they are ready for school success. This program also brings together local and national experts to strengthen Clay County’s existing parent education.
The West Virginia Dreamers Strengthfinder Leadership Initiative works with middle school and senior high students in Logan County and two housing developments in Kanawha County. The focus is to help the identified students build upon their strengths to address both academic challenges and to enhance life skills, including establishing their own identity as lifelong, self-starting learners
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.
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 Building Your House project provides direct consumer financial education, such as basic banking skills and beneficial wealth-building access to financial services to an underserved and disadvantaged individuals at high-risk of going under financially. The program offers a nine week course with textbooks, homework, and class sessions taught by one of America’s most trusted financial experts, Dave Ramsey. Financial education gives individuals information and skills to make sound decisions about budgeting, saving, managing credit and establishing an emergency fund.
Medical, Dental and Prescription Assistance the state’s premier free clinic, provides medical, dental, pharmaceutical, and health education services to 19,000 uninsured/underinsured 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.
Mobile Dental Unit for Rural Populations Provides access to oral health care and treatment for low-income adults in Boone, Clay and Logan counties.
Mel Wolf Child Development Center Provides high-quality early childhood education, after-school educational support and care, summer enrichment programming and three nutritious meals and a snack per day to approximately 180 children per year, ranging from six weeks to 12 years of age. www.ywcacharleston.org/child-development
Resolve Family Abuse Program Provides both emergency services and comprehensive support services to victims of domestic violence in Kanawha, Clay and Boone counties. 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, Veterans and intact families. www.ywcacharleston.org/homeless-services