United Way of the Greenbrier Valley partners with local nonprofits in an effort to better the lives of those who live in Greenbrier, Monroe, and Pocahontas Counties. With a focus on Health, Education, and Basic Needs, United Way supports programs and services that impact these initiatives resulting in healthier, happier, and more stable communities.
HEALTH: Increase the number of citizens in the Greenbrier Valley who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors
Alderson Hospitality House
The mission of the Alderson Hospitality House is to provide support for those incarcerated at the Alderson Federal Prison Camp, their families and friends by providing temporary lodging, meals, transportation, emotional support and education. United Way supports AHH with Healthy Food Happy Families, a program that uses locally grown foods to feed guests healthy meals while staying at the hospitality house.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
CASA trains and administers volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children through collaboration with social services agencies, legal counsel, and other resources to obtain safe, permanent homes. United Way supports CASA with the costs of site visits, advocate screening & training, and volunteer recognition.
CYAC (Child and Youth Advocacy Center)
The Child and Youth Advocacy Center provides guidance, protection, and help to children and families affected by abuse. United Way supports CYAC by providing a grant for staff and volunteer training.
Davis Stuart is committed to helping children and their families find the emotional, physical, and spiritual wholeness for which they have been created. United Way supports Davis Stuart's "Fight Against Childhood Obesity" initiative providing funding for exercise equipment and the construction of a walking trail.
Family Refuge Center
The Family Refuge Center is a community-based domestic violence project serving Pocahontas, Greenbrier, and Monroe Counties in southeast West Virginia committed to ending physical, sexual, and emotional abuse in families. United Way supports the Family Refuge Center with clients' emergency assistance needs, staff training, food for the shelter, and kids' programs.
HospiceCare - Greenbrier Division
HospiceCare strives to enhance the lives of individuals living with a life-limiting illness and their families by providing quality, compassionate medical, emotional and spiritual care. United Way supports Hospice by supplementing their Charity Care program, a service that helps cover the costs of end-of-life care for low-income patients.
Monroe Health Center
Monroe Health Center is an innovative family practice with locations in Monroe County, WV and Craig County, VA that strives to offer patients convenient, high-quality care. United Way supports MHC in assisting low-income and uninsured patients with essential medications and medical equipment, referrals, and dental care.
Right from the Start
Rainelle Medical Center's Right from the Start program is a case management service that assists mothers in caring for their children, getting well-visits, obtaining resources, and education on how to care for an infant. United Way supplies Right from the Start with a grant to purchase supplies for mothers and their babies in Greenbrier County.
EDUCATION: Increase the Greenbrier Valley high school completion rate
Carnegie Hall is committed to cultivating an appreciation for creativity and excellence in the arts. In partnership with the community, Carnegie Hall presents and promotes quality artistic performances and exhibitions; educates the community in and about the arts; encourages active community participation; and presents programs which appeal to a broad audience, while preserving the historic significance of the Hall. United Way supports this mission by providing scholarship money for Kids' College.
Communities in Schools
CIS of Greenbrier County surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. United Way supports CISGC with program expansion and site coordinator training.
Fruits of Labor*
Fruits of Labor works with at-risk youth as an addiction prevention program and adults in recovery from addiction through training opportunities, mentoring, life skills, and encouragement. United Way supports Fruits of Labor's Culinary & Agricultural Training curriculum to provide industry relevant educational and certificate opportunities as well as intensive personal and professional development to improve future job opportunities.
Greenbrier County Schools Universal Pre-K
Greenbrier Universal Pre-K (Headstart) is a developmental and comprehensive program for three and four year old children and their families. Universal Pre-K provides resources and support to help families and children work toward positive mental and physical health and economic self-sufficiency. United Way supports Universal Pre-K by funding one book per month per child (325 children) and literacy backpack supplies.
Greenbrier County Youth Camp
Greenbrier County Youth Camp provides a quality, organized, and safe camping experience for young people and adults. United Way works with the youth camp to provide scholarships for kids who come from low-income families.
Greenbrier Episcopal School*
GES fosters a lifetime love of learning and cultivates independence in children. United Way helps fund GES' Summer Plus-Time, an 11-week summer program for local school children regardless of GES affiliation.
Greenbrier Valley Theatre
Greenbrier Valley Theatre creates live, professional theatre in West Virginia and through theatre, enlightens, enriches, and enlivens the life of our region. United Way supports the arts at GVT by granting scholarship money for the after school drama program and summer camp.
High Rocks aims to educate, empower, and inspire young people in West Virginia. United Way helps to accomplish this by supporting the expansion of the arts program at The Hub.
Monroebotics provides 4-H STEM education and outreach through FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics to 4th - 12th graders in the Greenbrier Valley. United Way supports Monroebotics with supplies and materials, soldering kits, 3D printer kits, and competition fees.
Northern Greenbrier Latchkey Kids
Northern Greenbrier Latchkey Kids provides after-school care to elementary-age children from the Renick, Frankford, and Williamsburg areas who attend Frankford Elementary School. Children are engaged in many activities, giving parents peace of mind. United Way allocates a grant to NGLK for program support.
Wild & Wonderful Reading Camps
Wild & Wonderful Reading Camps provide students completing grades 2-4 who are reading below grade level non-traditional educational opportunities that build confidence and empower them to achieve academic success. United Way provides a grant for all three summer camps' supplies, materials, and food (one each in Greenbrier, Monroe, and Pocahontas Counties).
BASIC NEEDS: Assist families in crisis and in meeting their daily needs of food, clothing, and shelter
Catholic Charities works to eliminate poverty, distress, and injustice by providing comprehensive social services to the poor and vulnerable, advocating for social justice and calling all people of good will to service. United Way welcomes CC as a new partner agency and supports their endeavor by providing funds for emergency utility assistance for Greenbrier Valley residents.
Gateway Industries provides assessment, training, and assists individuals with disabilities to find and sustain work in integrated work settings alongside non-disables co-workers. United Way assists with daily living needs for Gateway clients with an emergency assistance grant.
Greenbrier County Committee on Aging
Greenbrier County Committee on Aging purpose is to promote independence among the elderly and to let them live out their lives with dignity and respect. United Way supports this purpose with a grant for their Meal on Wheels program.
Monroe Coalition for Children & Families
Monroe Coalition for Children & Families works to establish a system of prevention, education, and early intervention aimed at enabling families, children, and all at risk member of Monroe County communities to reach their fullest potential through community-based, planning activities for Monroe County. United Way provides an emergency assistance grant to Monroe CCF for utility and other basic needs for Monroe County residents.
Pocahontas County Family Resource Network
The Pocahontas County Family Resource Network is a group of local community members who care about children and families, and ensures that community members have access to basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter. United Way is the sole funder for the Harvest House Food Pantry.
Pocahontas County Senior Citizens
The mission of Pocahontas County Senior Citizens is to alleviate senior hunger and social isolation and promote life, health, honor, and dignity for the again and disabled by providing community focal points and reaching out to the home-bound. United Way helps PCSC with their mission to alleviate senior hunger by supporting the Meals on Wheels program.
Shepherd's Center of Greenbrier Valley is an interfaith ministry to sustain mature adults to live independently by providing opportunities for lifelong learning, community service, caring relationships, and spiritual growth. United Way funds the majority of Gwen's Meals, a senior food service program.