Healthy Communities Initiative
Catholic Charities West Virginia
The WellnessWorks Program incorporates the distribution of nutritional food items and written educational materials for individuals with chronic health conditions. This grant enables Catholic Charities to add personal care supplies to the WellnessWorks food pantry in Webster County.
Grant Awarded: $5,630
Catholic Charities West Virginia website
Center Against Violence in Randolph County
The Center Against Violence in Randolph County provides funds for rehabilitation services and medical assistance to adult, teen, and child victims of domestic or sexual violence.
Grant Awarded: $10,000
Centers Against Violence in Randolph County website
Committee on Aging for Randolph County
Meals for seniors, ages 60 and over, throughout Randolph County from nutrition sites at Randolph County Senior Center in Elkins and satellite locations throughout the county.
Grant Awarded: $5,000
Committee on Aging for Randolph County website
Lewis County Family Resource Network
Backpack Buddies, an ongoing program facilitated by the Lewis County FRN, provides child-friendly, nutritious snack packs to school children in need over weekends and holiday breaks.
Grant Awarded: $12,000
Lewis County Family Resource Network website
Lewis County Senior Citizens Center, Inc.
The Lewis County Senior Center provides grab-and-go meals and home-delivered meals for seniors. Due to COVID-19, there have been an increased need for prepared meals.
Grant Awarded: $6,500
Lewis County Senior Citizens Center website
Libera will deliver the SHIELD program to schools in Barbour and Lewis Counties. The goals of the program are to help children and adolescents disclose abuse, and to connect all students to wellness, body safety, and online safety resources.
Grant Awarded: $9,000
Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council
The Senior Companion Program’s main goal is to make independence a reality for those seniors at risk of losing their independence and becoming socially isolated by providing senior volunteers age 55 and over who provide companionship. The MOVRC Foster Grandparent Program’s mission is to enable income eligible individuals 55 years + to volunteer to support services to children having exceptional and/or special needs.
Grant Awarded: $13,000
Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council website
Milan Puskar Health Right
MPHR will provide harm reduction services in Lewis, Randolph, and Upshur Counties. These services include providing clean syringes and supplies, testing for Hepatitis C and HIV, referrals to treatment and peer recovery coach services.
Grant Awarded: $9,012
Milan Puskar Health Right Website
Mountain CAP’s Child Advocacy Center will provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy training for their in-house therapist.
Grant Awarded: $4,366
Mountain CAP Child Advocacy Center website
Nicholas County Family Resource Network
The Child Advocacy Center staff and partners in Webster County will participate in five different types of child abuse related trainings to ensure that this multi-disciplinary team is prepared to provide up-to-date services to children and non-offending caregivers.
Grant Awarded: $8,060
Nicholas County Family Resource Network website
Randolph County Family Resource Network
The Randolph County Substance Abuse Coalition will address the lack of supportive services for individuals with substance-use disorders, as well as implement educational trainings to address the lack of understanding surrounding addiction.
Grant Awarded: $3,257
Randolph County Family Resource Network website
Upshur Parish House
The Parish House’s food pantry provides its neighbors with food items, as well as hygiene, feminine, and cleaning/household products, diapers/baby supplies and holiday baskets. In addition, they are providing assistance to families impacted by substance use through a Helpdesk that supplies post-recovery essentials such as water, prescriptions, dental needs, and housing.
Grant Awarded: $15,000
Upshur Parish House website
Upshur Senior Citizens Center
The Upshur Senior Center will implement a leadership development and team building project to help staff develop skills, boost morale, and pave the way for staff-led initiatives in programming and activities. They will also enhance the current Meals on Wheels program through senior volunteer involvement, updated equipment, and improved data management.
Grant Awarded: $8,085
Upshur Senior Citizens Center website
Webster County Health Department
In collaboration with Webster County Memorial Hospital and the nursing staff of Penn. State University, the Health Department will sponsor a Women’s Day Out for the 15th year. The day-long project provides health workshops, mammograms, and other health screenings for women.
Grant Awarded: $1,558
Webster County Health Department website
Core Priorities Initiative
Foundation for Better Schools in Upshur County
In collaboration with Upshur County Schools, this program provides food supplies for the county-wide backpack program.
Grant Awarded: $20,880
Foundation for Better Schools facebook page
COVID-19 Emergency Response Awards
|Mountaineer Food Bank||
|West Virginia Local Health, Inc||
|West Virginia VOAD||
|Upshur County Schools||
|Lewis County Family Resource Center||
|Chapel Hill United Methodist Church||