It’s no secret that West Virginia has long ranked high for its rate of tobacco use. In fact, the state currently leads the nation in adults who smoke cigarettes, with over a quarter of the population using cigarettes every day or some days. As tobacco prevention advocates work to lower the adult smoking rate, some are shifting their approach and looking at the ways in which youth first use tobacco.
Youth who age out of the foster care system often experience homelessness, poverty, addiction, and incarceration resulting from a lack of support during their transition to independent living.
Strong and sustained recovery from substance use disorder requires frequent access to transportation for medical treatment and services . . .
The Marshall University Community Oral Health Team and Recovery Point West Virginia have teamed up . . .
The Big Idea Camp was created in 2015 when Founder Jeremy Holbrook realized that many schools had eliminated arts and humanities programs . . .
For more than 30 years, the Childhood Language Center (CLC) in Charleston, West Virginia, has provided speech, language, and feeding therapy . . .
In its 54-year history, the Kanawha Valley Fellowship Home (KVFH) in Charleston, West Virginia, has helped more than 2,000 men . . .
Golden Girl Group Home in Ceredo, West Virginia, has provided a safe place for abused, neglected, and orphaned teenage girls in West Virginia since 1983.
Williamson Health & Wellness Center (WHWC) in Williamson, West Virginia, has become an anchor organization in the southern part of the state . . .
One organization in our area is making lives better.
Founded in 1983, the Facing Hunger Foodbank serves 17 counties in the Tri-State . . .