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Online Community Resource Guides

 

Boone Quick Guide

Kanawha Quick Guide
Sissonville Quick Guide
UKV Quick Guide
Putnam Quick Guide


WV 211
http://www.wv211.org

2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects people with important community services, disaster information and volunteer opportunities. 2-1-1 brings together existing information and referral providers and crisis services into one coordinated system.

 


 

County Websites

 

Boone County
http://www.boonecountywv.org/


Kanawha
County

http://www.kanawha.us/

 

Putnam County
http://www.putnamcounty.org/

Regional Directory for Counties and Municipalities
http://www.wvregion3.org/RIC_Dir.pdf


 

Recent Community News/Resources

 

Governor Tomblin Approves the Medicaid Expansion

On May 2nd, Governor Tomblin approved the Medicaid expansion clearing the way for an estimated 133,500 low-income west Virginians to become eligible for Medicaid benefits as early as January 1, 2014.

In approving the expansion, Governor Tomblin released an actuarial analysis finding that over the next ten years West Virginia would receive $5.2 billion in federal money. The Medicaid expansion would only cost the state $375 million over the same time period. Put another way, West Virginia will receive almost $14 in federal money for each dollar they invest in the Medicaid expansion over the next ten year. In fact, the federal government pays 100 percent of the expansion cost over the next three years. Over time their percentage is reduced to 90 percent but never falls below a $9 return on every $1 that the state contributes to the expansion.

Behind all these numbers are west Virginians, most of whom work but work for an employer who cannot afford to provide health insurance for their employees. They are the waitress who serves us our lunches, employees of small roofing contractors, aides in a nursing home or employees of day care centers.

Governor Tomblin deserves credit for extending health insurance coverage to these working poor individuals and families. The chart below illustrates what difference the Medicaid expansion will mean to a family of three. The current income eligibility rises from $6,000 a year to almost $27,000 a year. Please write Governor Tomblin a letter of thanks for expanding Medicaid. His address is Building 1, State Capitol Complex, Charleston, west Virginia 25305. Thank you.

Family of 3 chart


 

A Minute with Jay: Fighting Prescription Drug Abuse
How would YOU stop prescription drug abuse?


Click here to view the video, Solving the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic in West Virginia, which discusses problem of prescription drug abuse in WV and some of Sen. Rockefeller's work on the issue.


 

Helpful Information

 

INSPIRE Referral Packet INSPIRE was initiated to address the needs of adolescents 11-18 years of age who are at risk of being removed from the home due to substance abuse, legal charges, or CPS involvement. This intensive program is structured in quarterly phases and designed to work systemically with all key persons in the client’s care group (family, community, educational setting, legal system, etc).

 

Federal Food Stamp Program Fact Sheet

 

IRS Launches On-Line Workshop for Exempt Organizations
The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new Web-based version of its popular Exempt Organizations Workshop covering tax compliance issues confronted by small and mid-sized tax exempt organizations.

The free online workshop - Stay Exempt - Tax Basics for 501(c)(3)s - consists of five interactive modules on tax compliance topics for exempt organizations:

  • Tax-Exempt Status - How can you keep your 501(c)(3) exempt?
  • Unrelated Business Income - Does your organization generate taxable income?
  • Employment Issues - How should you treat your workers for tax purposes?
  • Form 990 - Would you like to file an error-free return?
  • Required Disclosures - To whom do you have to show your records?
Users can access this new training program at www.stayexempt.org. Users can complete the modules in any order and repeat them as many times as they like. The online training website does not require registration and its visitors will remain anonymous.

 


Ways to Help

 

Volunteers Needed for Compeer of Kanawha Valley
Compeer Inc. is an international, non-profit organization that helps adults and children overcome the devastating effects of mental illness, such as loneliness, isolation and low self-esteem - through the power of friendship.

 

The WV Apprenticeship for Child Development Specialist Program is in Need of Adult Education Instructors Statewide

 

March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign

In 2003, the March of Dimes launched the Prematurity Campaign to address the crisis and help families have full-term, healthy babies. They are funding lifesaving research and speaking out for legislation that improves care for moms and babies. Worldwide, 15 million babies are born prematurely each year. In 2008, the March of Dimes expanded the campaign globally.

 

WV Children's Trust Fund Benefits Putnam County Children
Please mark your WV tax form, or mail a check.

 


General Information

 

Free Mammography Screening for those between ages 40 and 49 who meet the criteria established by the Komen Foundation. Registration is required - call 304-345-9051.

 

Certificate Program on Worksite Wellness now available through Marshall University

Ongoing Training Opportunity - Conference of Agency Executives Monthly Meeting

 


Various Informational Websites

Above the Influence
http://www.abovetheinfluence.com

Adolescent Suicide Prevention Education Network
http://www.wvaspen.com

AFL-CIO Appalachian Council Head Start
http://www.appcouncil.com

Alcoholics Anonymous
http://www.aawv.org

Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter
http://www.alz.org/WV/  

American Cancer Society

http://www.cancer.org

 

American Lung Association of WV

http://www.alawv.org/

 

Appalachian Community Fund
http://www.appalachiancommunityfund.org/

Apprenticeship for Child Development Specialist

http://www.wvacds.org

 

Arthritis Foundation

http://www.arthritis.org

 

Benefits Checkup, a service of the National Council on Aging

http://www.benefitscheckup.org/


Bonnie's Bus (Mobile Mammography)

http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/mbrcc/bonnie

 

Boone County Community Foundation

http://www.boonecountyfoundation.org

 

Boone County Stop Watch Facebook Page

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boone-County-Stop-Watch/

Boone-Madison Public Library

http://boone.lib.wv.us/

 

Boone Memorial Hospital 

http://www.bmh.org

Brain Injury Association of West Virginia
http://www.biausa.org/WVirginia/

 

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

http://www.benedum.org/

 

Black Diamond Girl Scout Council
http://www.bdgsc.org/

Chad and Robin Pennington's First and Ten Foundation
http://www.1stand10foundation.com/

Challenge West Virginia – small community schools education and advocacy
http://www.challengewv.org  

Christian Appalachian Project
http://www.christianapp.org

Circle of Parents
http://www.circleofparents.org

Clay
Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia
http://www.theclaycenter.org/  

College Foundation of West Virginia
http://www.cfwv.com

Connect Child Care Resource and Referral ( Kanawha County )
http://www.wvdhhr.org/connect

Cornerstone Family Interventions
www.cornerstonefamilyinterventions.com

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
http://www.countyhealthrankings.org

Covenant House
http://www.wvcovenanthouse.org

Daymark
http://www.daymark.org

Direct Action Welfare Group (DAWG)
http://www.wvdawg.org/

Disability.gov
http://www.disability.gov

Dollar Energy Fund - West Virginia Utility Assistance Program
http://www.dollarenergyfund.org/  

Fair Shake Network (Advocacy for those with Disabilities)

http://www.fairshake.org/

 

Families USA
http://www.familiesusa.org
 

FamilyCare
http://www.familycarewv.org

Family Counseling Connection

http://www.familycounselingconnection.org

First Five Years Fund (early childhood education for disadvantaged children)
http://www.ffyf.org/

 

Freedom From Smoking Online
http://www.ffsonline.org/

Good News Mountaineer Garage

http://www.goodnewsmountaineergarage.com

Governor's Regional Substance Abuse Task Forces
http://www.governorssubstanceabusetaskforceswv.com
 
GovBenefits.gov, the official benefits website of the U.S. government
http://www.benefits.gov/ 

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
http://www.tgkvf.org/

Happy Fingers Word Processing & Business Services
http://www.happyfingers.com/

Healing Through Creativity
http://www.healingthroughcreativity.org

Health Information Center from CAMC Institute http://www.healthinfocenter.org
 

Highland Hospital
http://www.highlandhosp.com

Hospice Foundation of America
http://www.hospicefoundation.org  

The Imagination Library of West Virginia
http://www.imaginationlibrarywv.org/


Institute for Healthcare Advancement
http://www.iha4health.org

Intelligent Transit (bus to and from Charleston & Huntington)
http://www.ridesmartwv.com  

Kanawha Coalition for Community Health Improvement
http://www.healthykanawha.org
 

Kanawha County Communities That Care (Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition)

http://www.kanawhacountyctc.org

 

Kanawha County Public Library
http://kanawha.lib.wv.us/
 

Kanawha County Victim Services Center
KanawhaCo.VictimServicesCenter.pdf

Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action (KISRA)
http://kisra.org  

Kanawha Valley Collective
http://kanawhavalleycollective.org

Legal Aid of West Virginia
http://www.lawv.net  

Link Child Care Resource & Referral (Boone & Putnam Counties)
http://www.wvdhhr.org/link/

Make a Wish Foundation of Southern West Virginia
http://www.wishswv.org  

March of Dimes
http://www.modimes.org/

Messages for Hope (support for those who have had a loved one complete suicide)
http://www.messagesforhope.com

Military OneSource
http://www.militaryonesource.com/  

Mission West Virginia
http://www.missionwv.org  

Monitoring the Future - a continuing study of American Youth
http://www.monitoringthefuture.org/

Mountaineer
ChalleNGe Academy

http://www.wvchallenge.org

Mountains of Hope - West Virginia Cancer Coalition
http://www.wvmountainsofhope.org

MySeniorCare - a community for senior housing, home care & health
http://www.myseniorcare.com/

Narcotics Anonymous
http://www.na.org/

The National Children’s Advocacy Center
http://www.nationalcac.org/professionals/trainings/  

National Children’s Alliance
http://www.nca-online.org

National Guard Family Program
http://www.guardfamily.org/  

Netsmartz - A Program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
http://www.netsmartz.org

Park Avenue Restaurant & Motel, Inc.

http://www.wvparkave.com/

 

Partnership for a Drug Free America (resource for parents who think or know that their child is using)

http://timetoact.drugfree.org/

 

Prescription Drug Assistance

www.wvrx.org is an electronic free medicine distribution system for uninsured, underinsured and indigent West Virginians.

www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com is a family of programs to help people without prescription coverage save on many Pfizer medicines, no matter their age or income

www.togetherRxaccess.com is for legal U.S. residents who do not have public or private prescription drug coverage (including Medicare) and who meet income eligibility requirements

www.pparx.org is the website for The Partnership for Prescription Assistance

www.familywize.org prescription drug discounts provided by and available only at participating pharmacies

Prestera
Center

http://www.prestera.org
 

Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia
http://www.preventchildabusewv.org/

Project 7th Grade (youth substance abuse prevention)
http://www.project7thgrade.org

Project Linus - Providing Security Through Blankets
http://www.projectlinus.org/

Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia
http://www.1800gambler.net/

Putnam Wellness Facebook Page
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Putnam-Wellness

National Institute on Drug Abuse
http://www.drugabuse.gov

Not My Kid (youth substance abuse prevention)
http://www.notmykid.org

Rand Corporation Getting to Outcomes (R) - Improving Community-based Prevention
http://www.rand.org/health/projects/getting-to-outcomes.html

Regional Education Service Agency, Region III (RESA III)
http://resa3.k12.wv.us

Regional Intergovernmental Council for Boone, Clay, Kanawha and Putnam Counties

http://www.wvregion3.org/


Rural Assistance Center - Health and Human Services Information for Rural America
http://www.raconline.org/

Safe Sound Babies (safe sleep & shaken baby prevention)
http://www.safesoundbabies.com

Schoenbaum
Family Enrichment Center

http://www.familyenrichmentcenter.org/

Shepherd's Center of Charleston
http://www.scocwv.org/

St. Albans Drug Prevention Task Force
http://www.stalbanswv.com/taskforce.shtml

Stay Teen
http://www.stayteen.org

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
http://www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Teays Physical Therapy Center
http://www.teaysptcenter.com

text4baby

https://text4baby.org/index.php/sign-up


United States
Census Data
http://www.factfinder.census.gov 

United Way of Central West Virginia
http://www.unitedwaycwv.org  

Upper Kanawha Valley Enterprise Community
http://www.ukvec.org

Upper Kanawha Valley Starting Points Family Resource Center
http://www.inhomefamilyed.com/ukv/

Urban Dictionary (Slang)
http://www.urbandictionary.com/  

United States Department of Health & Human Resources Administration for Children & Families Child Welfare Information Gateway
http://www.childwelfare.gov/

Victim Information & Notification (VINE)
http://www.vineco.com  

Walk A Mile – low income education and advocacy
http://www.walkamile.org
 

West Virginia 211
brochure

West Virginia Adolescent Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention
http://www.wvaspen.com/ 

WV Adult Basic Education Resource Guide
http://www.wvabe.org/connections.htm

West Virginia Advocates
http://www.wvadvocates.org

West Virginia Aging and Disability Resource Centers
http://www.wvnavigate.org/ContactUs/tabid/91/Default.aspx  

West Virginia Alliance for Sustainable Families
http://www.wvasf.org/

West Virginia Breastfeeding Alliance

http://www.wvbfa.com  

West Virginia CASA Association

http://www.wvcasa.org/


West Virginia Child Advocacy Network

http://www.wvcan.org

 

West Virginia Child Care Association

http://www.wvcca.org/  

West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
http://www.chip.wv.gov  

West Virginia Children’s Justice Task Force
http://www.wvchildrensjustice.org/
 

West Virginia Children’s Trust Fund
http://www.wvctf.org/
 

West Virginia Commission for National and Community Service
http://www.volunteerwv.org  

WV Community Development HUB
http://www.wvhub.org

West Virginia
Community Voices
http://www.wvvoices.org/ 

West Virginia Council for the Prevention of Suicide
http://www.wvsuicidecouncil.org  

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
http://www.wvdhhr.org/          

    

West Virginia Division of Corrections
http://www.wvdoc.com/wvdoc/ 

West Virginia Early Childhood Training Connections and Resources
http://www.wvearlychildhood.org 

WV Epilepsy Foundation
http://www.wvepilepsy.org

West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services (FRIS)
http://www.fris.org  

West Virginia Gear Up (Education & Training Beyond High School)
http://www.wvgearup.org/

West Virginia Health Benefit Exchange
http://www.healthbenefitexchangewv.com/

West Virginia Health Improvement Institute
http://wvhealthimprovement.org/

West Virginia
Healthy Kids and Families Coalition
http://www.wvhealthykids.org/  

West Virginia KIDS COUNT Fund
http://www.wvkidscountfund.org  

West Virginia Legislative Action Center on Children and Families
http://www.capwiz.com/preventchildabusewv/ 

West Virginia Mental Health Consumers Association
http://www.wvmhca.org 

WV National Guard Drug Demand Reduction Program
http://www.wvddr.com/ 

West Virginians for Affordable Health Care
http://www.wvahc.org  

WV Region 2 WORKFORCE
http://www.wvregion2.org/

West Virginia Parent Training and Information
http://www.wvpti.org 

West Virginia Partnerships to Assure Student Success (training, grant opportunities and events that assist in community and youth development)
http://wvpass.org 

West Virginia Partners in Community Outreach (In-home Family Education programs)
http://www.wvpartners.org  

West Virginia Perinatal Partnership
http://www.wvperinatal.org/ 

West Virginia Poison Center
http://www.wvpoisoncenter.org/ 

WV Prescription Drug Abuse Quitline
http://www.wvrxabuse.org/ 

West Virginia School Health Technical Assistance Center -includes links to WV Expanded School Mental Health Initiative, WV Partners for Oral Health and WV School-Based Health Assembly
http://livewell.marshall.edu/mutac/

West Virginia State Health Insurance Program (Medicare Beneficiaries)

http://www.wvship.org/

West Virginia
State
Police Sex Offender Registry
http://www.wvstatepolice.com/sexoff/  

WV State University Extension
http://aceop.wvstateu.edu/extension.htm  

WV System of Care (Mental Health Services for Children)
http://wvsystemofcare.org 

WV Underage Drinking Prevention & Social Marketing
http://ru21wv.org

WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities 
http://www.cedwvu.org

Whitley Training and Consulting
http://www.whitleytrainingandconsulting.net

YOUth Make a Difference
http://www.youthmakeadifference.com  

YWCA
http://www.ywcacharleston.org  

   

 

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