Heart and Hand House will contract with Ethos Leadership Group to serve as a facilitator for strategic development and team building with staff members from all Heart and Hand House locations. Heart and Hand House will purchase fresh, local produce and market bags to host Kid’s Markets and nutrition education in partnership with the West Virginia Extension Services at four Barbour County schools.
Highland Community Builders will secure property to launch a warming shelter in Randolph County that will operate from October 2022 through March 2023. The warming shelter will open when the temperature falls to 32 degrees or below and serve clients on a “come as you are” basis. Highland Community Builders will also provide client transportation from several pick up stops across the county to the warming shelter.
The Lewis County Senior Citizens Center will launch a summer program encouraging physical activity among senior citizens. It will purchase sports equipment and provide various activities, which may include a walking 5K, walking soccer, volleyball tournament, badminton tournament, and Zumba. The activities will engage participants from Barbour, Lewis, Randolph, Upshur, and Webster counties.
New Vision Renewable Energy will convene a Healthy Focus Group comprised of community members to help strategically inform its program offerings. It will also provide financial assistance on an as-needed basis to clients accessing the behavioral telehealth program and transport community members to and from the Epicenter to participate in programs.
As the fiscal sponsor for the Webster County Children’s Advocacy Center, the Nicholas County Family Resource Network will purchase the Child Help, Speak Up, Be Safe curriculum. Webster County Children’s Advocacy Center staff will utilize the curriculum to provide outreach to children in kindergarten through fourth grades in the Webster County Schools.
The Upshur Parish House will provide community support to neighbors in need by supplying gas cards for medical appointments, assisting with dental expenses and medical expenses, and providing hams for Christmas boxes.
The West Virginia Hemophilia Foundation will work with the WV Oral Health Coalition to engage dentists to provide dental treatment to individuals with bleeding disorders. The program will include a continuing education course for dentists on treating patients with bleeding disorders. The West Virginia Hemophilia Foundation will provide financial assistance to individuals with bleeding disorders who are unable to afford their insurance deductible, copays, or other out-of-pocket dental care costs.