Many willing hands lighten the load. To that end Kanawha Valley Village People have partnered with some talented and like-minded organizations to accomplish our goals. Learn more about our Partners below:
Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley
Faith in Action provides free services to senior citizens in Kanawha or Putnam counties in West Virginia. There are no income eligibility requirements. Our care receivers are served by volunteers who give their time and talents to enhance the quality of life for our neighbors. Our ability to fill any request is dependent upon the availability of volunteer caregivers on the day and time requested. There may be times when we are unable to fill a request. Faith in Action Caregivers provides transportation primarily for the elderly. Volunteers are not able to transport individuals who need to get to their places of employment. Faith in Action does not own a wheelchair lift van. Volunteers use their personal vehicles and are not able to transport individuals who cannot transfer themselves to a car.
Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley provides a variety of services to people in Kanawha and Putnam counties based on the availability of volunteer caregivers to fulfill the requested needs. Services we offer include:
- Transportation to medical appointments
- Transportation to the grocery store
- Shopping & other errands
- Telephone reassurance calls
- Caregiver respite
- Honey Do Crew projects (chores and household tasks)Faith in Action volunteers are not able to provide the following services:
- Dispensing medication
- Other personal care
- Long-term, daily or overnight respite
- Deep cleaning and/or regular cleaning services
- Transportation to and from work
- Transportation to dialysis
- NOTE: Transportation cannot be provided if the care receiver is not able to get themselves in and out of a vehicle with minimal assistance, such as a steadying arm.
You can learn even more about Faith in Action through their website: http://www.faithinactiongkv.com/
Osher LifeLong Learning Institute (OLLI)
OLLI at WVU in Morgantown and Charleston is a membership organization, affiliated with the School of Public Health at WVU, that recognizes the unique experiences, capabilities, and wisdom of mature members of the community. OLLI at WVU emphasizes the sharing of ideas through peer learning, member participation, and collaborative leadership. During four terms each year, OLLI at WVU offers courses, lectures, seminars and field trips in such areas as music, literature, art, science, politics, nature, history, health, medicine, and economics. Live drama, movies, and special interest groups add to the choices. Courses are developed and taught by volunteers from the community who are passionate about their topics, avocations, and interests, and love to share their ideas.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Mountaineer Mall Unit C-17 PO Box 9123 Morgantown, WV 26506-9123
Office: (304) 293-1793 Fax: (304) 293-4779 Website: firstname.lastname@example.org
Village to Village Network (VtVN)
About: In 2010, the Village to Village Network – a national organization that collaborates to maximize the growth, impact and sustainability of individual Villages and the Village Movement – was formed. The Network provides expert guidance, resources and support to help communities establish and maintain their Villages. The Village Movement started with Beacon Hill Village in Boston over 15 years ago and today there are over 200 open Villages and more than 150 in development in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Village to Village Network and the Village Movement will not only impact Villages and their members, but the lives of countless families, caregivers and members of the broader community they serve.
MISSION: The Village to Village Network is the essential tool that enables community members to build and sustain thriving Villages. The Network creates interactions that connect Villages with resources, education and expertise.
VISION: Through innovation, collaboration, advocacy and inclusion, the Village to Village Network expands opportunity, choice, support and care for all older people.
West Virginia NonProfit Association (WV NPA)
Mission & Vision
Our Mission: The mission of the West Virginia Nonprofit Association is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by fostering a collective voice and providing mission focused resources.
Our Vision: Serving Nonprofits. Strengthening West Virginia.
Our Values: West Virginia Nonprofit Association values include: Sound business practice; Quality service to our members; Continuous Improvement; Promote best practices and nonprofit trends; Collaboration to maximize impact; Education and information to increase knowledge and capacity; Inclusion of all nonprofits serving West Virginia wishing to participate; Adaptability and flexibility.
West Virginia Partnership for Elder Living (WV PEL)
The West Virginia Partnership for Elder Living, Inc. is committed to fostering West Virginians’ ability to age in place with improved economic security and in a setting they choose–whether at home, in a residential care facility, or elsewhere.
West Virginia has one of the oldest populations in the U.S., and its size is growing. Our state also has the nation’s highest disability rate. And, with less access to residential long-term care than most other states, many West Virginians will elect to remain at home as they age.
Public and private professionals from many disciplines across West Virginia are working hard to improve the experience of getting older. The Partnership seeks to bring together these varied efforts to create an integrated network of thought and action. By emphasizing collaboration and communication, we will propel statewide progress to support West Virginians in a more successful and financially secure aging experience.
Visit PEL’s website at: http://www.wvpel.org/
Putnam Aging Program, Inc
Putnam Aging Program is a nonprofit service agency dedicated to providing quality services to the senior citizens in West Virginia.
Putnam Aging has been serving the community for over 35 years with the single minded mission to bring care and comfort to those who need it most. To that end, our formal mission statement as adopted by the Board of Directors on December 10, 2003 is:
Believing that Seniors are important, the mission of Putnam Aging is to serve Seniors by providing nutritional, social, and health-related programs designed to enhance and enrich the quality of their lives.