The test of any effective service-oriented nonprofit lies in the diversity and strength of the community supporting the effort. A strong, healthy coalition can allow us to build an organization that is efficient, capable, and enduring by expanding the base of human and financial resources.
We want to build a coalition for Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley that includes the faith community, social service agencies, health care providers, government entities, and the companies and businesses that drive our economy forward.
One of the saddest patterns in the life of any congregation or community is when older people, often lifelong members who raised their families in the church, become less involved due to declining health and gradually “fall through the cracks.” By fully integrating an empowered coalition, Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley can help widen the circle of care and compassion for these vulnerable populations, enhancing services and improving lives.
While many needs of older adults are being served by a wonderful network of existing providers, there are a growing number who continue to struggle with needs that are not being met for a wide variety of reasons. Perhaps they don't have the right insurance, or any insurance. Perhaps they don't meet income or age eligibility requirements. Maybe they are on a waiting list for possible assistance in the future, but require help now.
Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley recognizes that no one agency or organization can fill all the needs of every senior in our service area. We were created to complement the existing programs by offering a robust volunteer-based program designed to help fill the many gaps that currently exist. By creating a collaborative environment and building an active coalition of support, together we will be able to ensure our community's elder neighbors receive the care and services they deserve.
Alone we can make a difference.
But together - we can change the world!
We are actively seeking corporate partners. What does that mean? It means giving your employees the opportunity to engage in meaningful community outreach on their terms. It means being identified as a supporter of a program doing amazing things in our community. It means our gratitude.
Interested? Take a look at this sample agreement and give us a call today!
Shepherd's Center of Charleston
Shepherd's Center of Charleston, WV, Inc., is a multi-faith coalition of Charleston area congregations in ministry with senior adults to encourage participation in current congregational activities through our newsletter and to establish new activities and opportunities to do things as a group of congregations which we would have difficulty doing separately. We are adults age 55 and older taking responsibility for meeting the needs of other senior adults in our community.
Alzheimer's Association, WV Chapter
The Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter is the only voluntary health organization in West Virginia solely dedicated to providing education and support services to individuals with Alzheimer's and other dementias, to their families and caregivers. The Chapter serves all 55 counties in West Virginia and six counties in eastern Ohio.
Future of Nursing West Virginia
All West Virginian’s have access to quality health care where nurses lead change to advance health. The Future of Nursing WV believes that in order to advance this vision, nursing; the largest sector of the healthcare workforce must be improved. The nursing profession can and will play a significant role in advancing the health of West Virginians. Our project teams, strategic advisors, members, and funders all work together toward the goal of creating a culture of health for West Virginia through advancing nursing practice, nursing education and nursing leadership.
Kanawha Valley Village People
KVVP Inc. is a 501-(c)-(3) non-profit, resident-formed “village” organization. The KVVP supports its members by coordinating access to services that promote aging-in-place, social connections, health, and well-being. It is part of a national Village model designed to help people remain in their homes and stay connected with their communities throughout later life. KVVP is affiliated with the Village to Village Network (vtvnetwork.org) and West Virginia Partnership for Elder Living (WV PEL), and seeks members and community partners throughout the area.
Rebuilding Together Charleston
Rebuilding Together Charleston is part of a national network that provides critical repairs and renovations for low-income homeowners across the United States and has done so for almost 25 years. They believe that "Every Person Deserves to Live in a Safe and Healthy Home."
West Virginia Health Right
WV Health Right was founded and continues to operate on the belief that every person is entitled to quality healthcare, even if they don't have private insurance. The number of uninsured, underinsured, and medically underserved West Virginians challenges the clinic to grow with its patient base. As we secure a variety of resources, create a caring environment, and provide quality comprehensive primary and specialty care, WV Health Right works to make healthcare accessible to the thousands of West Virginians who call WV Health Right their medical home.