FAIRMONT – A Fairmont company has taken company anniversary celebrations to a whole new level.
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, officials at Healthcare Management Solutions LLC decided to award $1,000 to 20 different nonprofit organizations in north central West Virginia, many of which are in Marion County, for a total of $20,000.
“We are proud to share some of the fruits of our 20 years of success with 20 deserving nonprofit organizations,” HMS President Leigh Heimbach said in a press release. “These charitable donations not only enhance the spirit of our work protecting vulnerable populations, they help make our local communities safer, stronger and healthier.”
Here is a list of the 20 organizations selected to receive donations.
Milan Puskar Health Rite/Friendship House, Morgantown, which offers peer-recovery programs for people living with substance use disorders and other mental health challenges. Health Right funds and operates the Friendship Fairmont at the corner of Locust and Cleveland Avenues.
Health Access Inc., of Clarksburg, works to eliminate disparities for those without access to basic health care. They help Harrison and Doddridge County residents with primary and specialty care, prescription drugs, cancer screenings, vision, dental, and more, all at no charge.
Fairmont’s Disability Action Center is a comprehensive education, training and enrichment center for more than 450 children and adults with disabilities and their families in North Central West Virginia.
The Marion County Humane Society of Fairmont is a nonprofit, no-kill animal welfare organization that cares for more than 5,000 animals annually.
Hope Inc. The Domestic Violence Center provides resources and services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse, stalking and human tracking in Fairmont, Marion, Harrison, Doddridge, Gilmer, and Lewis counties, ensuring their safety and encouraging self-reliance. , and promoting a life free of violence.
Based in Fairmont, CASA of Marion County advocates, educates and promotes the well-being of abused and neglected children in Marion County by utilizing the talents of community volunteers who ensure children are provided with safe and permanent homes.
Pet Helpers Inc. of Fairmont is a nonprofit, all-volunteer foster network for homeless animals waiting for their forever homes. With no facilities or paid staff, all funds go to veterinary care, food, and medicine for the animals.
The Soup Opera of Fairmont provides daily meals seven days a week, 365 days a year, to more than 100 people in daily need in Marion County and surrounding areas. Sobrania Inc./Soup Opera offers hygiene products and bath, clothing, blankets, dishes and more as available.
Stepping Stone Inc., of Fairmont, is a community treatment facility serving adolescent males ages 14-17 and adult males ages 18-21, who are in the custody of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. Abuse or neglect and/or out of high-level treatment or state placement, and has disruptive behavior and emotional distress. The program teaches residents to respect themselves, their community, their parents, the police, public officials, adults and their peers.
Tygart Valley United Way, which has offices in Fairmont and Elkins, provides funding to several nonprofit organizations in the five-county area that improve the lives of others. This year, United Way is focusing on families who are employed but do not qualify for, but cannot receive, any form of state or federal assistance.
The Op Shop of Fairmont is a non-profit community rehabilitation program that creates opportunities for adults with disabilities into sheltered or competitive employment. Services include independent living skills, life skills training, job placement, job coaching, work adjustment, and supported employment.
Pressley Ridge, of Morgantown, offers support and hope to families and individuals, foster care and adoption, community-based and in-home services, outpatient services, special education, autism services, residential services and transition-age services.
March of Dimes, of Arlington, Virginia, has been fighting for the health of mothers and babies for 80 years, supporting research, leading programs, and providing education and advocacy so that every family can get the best possible start.
WV Rescue Ministries/Federal Mission, of Fairmont, West Virginia provides physical and spiritual services to those in need through a men’s shelter, women’s and children’s shelter, family shelter, soup kitchen, thrift store and meeting room, no one is far away and everyone has a hot meal and shelter. have access
Fairmont’s Connect Link addresses the immediate needs of individuals in crisis and helps locate resources for North Central West Virginia residents, including utility termination, prescriptions, transportation, eviction and first month’s rent assistance.
The Genesis Youth Crisis Center in Clarksburg provides a safe, temporary place for children to stay until permanent housing can be arranged.
The Bi-County Nutrition Program, with offices in Nutter Fort, Salem, and Shinnston, provides group and home-delivered meals, nutrition education, and referrals to adults 60 and older, their spouses, and their disabled dependent children.
The WV Coalition to End Homelessness, of Bridgeport, assists West Virginia agencies and communities where homelessness is a prevalent or hidden issue, to ensure that no child, veteran or family enters homelessness in the first place. The only way we can end homelessness is by housing people.
The Clarksburg Mission community provides comfort, reassurance and resources to those in need, including emergency shelter, transitional housing, food, assistance, and more.
The Clarksburg Mustard Seed is a food pantry providing free food, clothing, cleaning and hygiene items, as well as household items to people in the community. The pantry also accepts donations for those in need.
Federal and state agencies and our private sector partners use HMS Healthcare’s blend of services and technology expertise to create the cost-effective solutions needed to ensure the best possible care for nursing home residents and other health care settings anywhere in America.