The following organizations have recently received a grant from the CFOV Community Impact Fund:
Augusta Levy Learning Center– for equipment for a snoezelen room project to give the children of Augusta Levy Learning Center a place where they can learn to regulate their senses in an either soothing or stimulating environment, in order to reach their maximum potential.
Belco Works – for development technology to be used for public relations focusing on the area of job creation and addressing barriers to employment, specifically employment for those with developmental disabilities.
Blue & Gold Christian Center – for the purchase of two gas ranges to continue preparing meals for children attending free afterschool care.
Change, Inc – to expand its facility to accommodate additional providers to meet the needs of an increase in patients.
City of Steubenville – for an edible schoolyard project at the Martin Luther King Recreation Center. Local students will learn how to garden, where their food comes from, how to use worms for composting and use the items grown in the gardens to prepare healthy snacks and meals as part of the program.
City of Wheeling/Arts Commission – towards the expenses of offering free art classes during The Wheeling Arts Fest. These free hands-on children’s and adult art classes promote children’s art and music education and exploration of the arts within the community. The workshops this year will include activities by Grow Ohio Valley to demonstrate sustainable lifestyles and art through gardening activities, creating art from recyclables, painting, clay work, and music & movement.
Crittenton Foundation – for staff training in the Teen Matrix Substance Abuse treatment curriculum. The training will be utilized by therapeutic staff in Crittenton residential program and the Wellspring Family Services out-patient, community-based program.
Gabriel Project – towards Project Safe Nest in the Northern Panhandle. Project Safe Nest is a concentrated effort to provide the basic necessities of cribs and car seats to low-income families with young children in Brooke, Ohio and Wetzel Counties. Project Safe Nest will also increase parenting skills to help infants thrive and flourish.
House of the Carpenter – towards Relatives as Parents Program. Relatives as Parents program assists grandparents and other relatives who find themselves as primary caregivers for children. The program provides support and information to help both the relatives and the children adjust to the situation. Adult participants will learn about available local resources, legal issues and other topics.
Junior League of Wheeling, Inc. – towards the revitalization of The Janie S. Altmeyer Playground at Heritage Port.
Labelle Neighbors Who Care, Inc. – for Historic Black College and University Tour and a Summer Youth Program. The college tours will enable “at-risk” students a chance to visit nine college campuses at an affordable cost. The Summer Youth Program is a quality summer program for lower income children to attend at no cost and it promotes education, community awareness and cultural consciousness.
Marshall County Girl Scouts – towards the summer day camp program. The summer camp is open to all area young girls in grades K-12. The girls get opportunities that they normally wouldn’t get to do such as camping out in tents for two nights, hiking, swimming, earning badges, speakers, campfires and sing-a-longs.
Marshall County Family Resource Network – towards expenses for the Carolyn Dalzell Closet of Hope. The Carolyn Dalzell Closet of Hope is an initiative that utilizes partnerships to make necessities accessible to individuals and organizations having difficulty obtaining them.
Oglebay Institute – for a Dance Movement for Fitness Program for residents of Crittenton Services, Inc. This is a beginner-level dance class developed for the resident girls at Crittenton Services, Inc. The program encourages the girls to express themselves creatively through the arts to develop confidence and self-worth, along with a sense of responsibility and discipline.
St. Clairsville Public Library – towards expenses for Job Seekers Program Series. Attendees of the Job Seekers Program Series will benefit from a combination of experts in the field and immersive training to gain such skills as creating cover letters and resumes, interview preparation practice, using email accounts and applying for jobs online.
West Liberty University Foundation / College of Education– towards project costs of The Center for Autism Support and Research. CASR is a new initiative at West Liberty University within the College of Education. CASR is a multi-faceted resource center available for all who work with individuals with autism within West Liberty’s surrounding counties. Emphasis is placed on college support for individuals with autism, parent training, professional development for local teachers, a lending library of resources, and community awareness events to better the lives of people living with autism in the Ohio Valley.
Wheeling Jesuit University Department of Physical Therapy – for new equipment in the Pro-Bono Care Clinic of the Department of Physical Therapy at Wheeling Jesuit University. The Pro-Bono Care Clinic offers a free physical therapy community care clinic for patients that do not have health insurance or who have exhausted their insurance benefits but still require physical therapy services to maintain and/or improve their functional abilities.
Youth Services System – for High-Risk Pregnancy Referral Services. The High-Risk Pregnancy Referral Services project, a new collaborative endeavor of Wheeling Hospital and the Northern Panhandle Prevention Consortium of Youth Services System, Inc., will establish referral protocols and provide services and supports for expectant women who test positive on urine drug screens during prenatal visits in order to reduce the number of positive urine drug screens upon delivery and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome births at Wheeling Hospital.