The WellnessWorks Program incorporates the distribution of nutritious food items and written educational materials for individuals with chronic health conditions. This grant enables Catholic Charities to provide food items for the WellnessWorks food pantries in Randolph and Webster Counties and to expand frozen food storage at the Webster County pantry.
The Center Against Violence in Randolph County provides advocacy and legal services, as well as funds for food, rehabilitation services and medical assistance to adult, teen, and child victims of domestic or sexual violence.
One of the ongoing mission projects of this UMC located in Buckhannon is the Wednesday Night Dinners. Church staff and volunteers prepare a hot, nutritious, homemade meal for pick or delivery each Wednesday evening for anyone in the community who needs food.
The Marshall Oral Health Team will continue to implement the West Virginia Wisdom Tooth project. They will partner with senior centers to distribute oral health educational materials and preventative oral health products.
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 LIGHT (Living In Good Health Together) program will provide harm reduction services in Upshur County. These services include providing clean syringes and supplies, testing for Hepatitis C and HIV, as well as referrals to treatment and peer recovery coach services.
Mountaineer Food Bank will provide Fresh Initiative kids’ markets at schools in Webster and Lewis Counties. The grant will also support the work of a summer intern to research a potential medically-indicated food box program in Upshur County.
New Vision operates a community center for at-risk youth in the Chestnut Ridge section of Barbour County. This grant will support tele-health services and transportation costs for children who visit the center.
In partnership with Randolph County farmers, the WV Food and Farm Coalition will create farm space at Pickens School and provide entrepreneurial education on agricultural production and sale of the products grown at the schools.