Featured Agency: Kanawha Hospice Care
10 bed inpatient hospice unit within HJ Thomas Memorial Hospital that 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.
Alzheimer’s Association, WV Chapter
The 24 Hour Helpline and Care Consultation programs provide individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, their families, caregivers and communities with access to information, resources, and support as they deal with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.
American Red Cross of Central WV
- Disaster Services
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. Verify the emergency situations that may prompt emergency leave, send messages to military that cannot communicate directly with their families, and provide financial assistant to military families dealing with unexpected emergencies.
Boone County Community Organization
The Emergency Assistance Program provides low-income citizens of Boone County one-time financial assistance to purchase various items and services, including clothes, shoes, home repairs, home furniture and appliances and to assist with medical needs.
Catholic Charities of Boone County
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
Provides comprehensive therapeutic services (physical, occupational, and speech therapies, and autism services (to children with special needs. The children CTC serves come from low-income families and/or have inadequate or no insurance coverage for their condition.
– New Connections
Independent living program that provides services to youth ages 16 to 21 to enhance their academic attainment and independent living. Offers on-site apartments, support groups, education lab and independent living training.
A shelter that provides a safe place for youth, ages 11 to 18. Provide telephone counseling, referrals, crisis and family counseling and school coordination. Outreach team provides mobile services to homeless youth.
Goodwill Industries of Kanawha Valley
Offers ten Goodwill retail locations throughout West Virginia. In addition to retail stores they offer career training and placment services, janitorial services for WV, and much more.
Heart and Hand
Provides emergency assistance for families/individuals in the areas of rent, utilities and prescriptions. One time financial assistance is given to help eliminate financial emergency and free up household funds for other areas of need.
Kanawha County Schools Shoe Fund
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.
Kanawha County Dental Health Council
Promotes oral health for qualified children in Kanawha County schools through education and dental services.
Kanawha Valley Fellowship Home
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.
LEAD Community Organization (Logan Empowerment Action and Development)
Addresses problem areas that present health and safety issues or are public eye sores, in different communities of Logan County. Several sponsored programs include a shoe voucher program for children, a community kitchen, and an after school program.
Legal Aid of West Virginia
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.
Literacy Volunteers of Putnam County
Provides free, confidential tutoring in reading, writing, and math over a wide variety of levels as well as English as a Second Language to adults 16 years of age or older in the Putnam County area.
Madison Baptist Church Food Pantry
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.
Nitro Food Pantry and Assistance
Provides a food pantry.
PRIDE Community Services (Progressive Rejuvenation Improvement and Development)
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.
Putnam County Dental Health Council
Promotes dental health in Putnam County and provides free dental services to low income families and indigent persons who otherwise would not receive dental care.
Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center
- 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.
TEAM for West Virginia Children - Western Regional CASA
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.
The Counseling Connection
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.
The Salvation Army
- 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.
- Camp Happy Valley
Provides week long camping experiences for children ages 6-18 throughout the summer and for groups during the spring and late summer, and early fall.
- 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.
Tyler Mountain - Cross Lanes Community Services
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.
USO World Headquarters
The USO mission is to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services to uniformed military Personnel. Nearly 120 USO Centers around the world.
West Virginia Health Right
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.
YWCA of Charleston
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.
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.
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.