Wellspring of Greenbrier, Inc.
Sunday, December 16, 2018

Assistance Programs

                                                                                Wellspring of Greenbrier, Inc.

                                                    Assistance Programs 2010-2011

 
  
1.      Adopt-A-Family
         Food, clothing, games & gifts to individuals and families at Christmas. Families are matched with generous individuals,      
           churches and organizations who purchase and prepare items for distribution. Nov. and Dec.
 
 
2.      Appliance and Furniture Pick-up and Delivery
         Serving county residents as needed through donated items. This is an on-going program.
 
 
3.      Book Bonanza
         Variety of books offered to low income community. Advertised three day events during summer and winter.
 
 
4.      Bountiful Bags/Feed-A-Family
         Collection of non-perishable staples for county food pantries conducted during fall and winter.
 
 
5.      Bread & Soup Express, Etc.
         Breads and soups prepared for pickup three days per week on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. This program began
            in the fall of 2009, and has quickly become our most popular program. We are currently serving approximately 60-80 meals per week.
 
 
6.     Case Management
        Daily intake and processing of applications for individuals and families in need of basic necessity assistance, including data processing,
          collecting and tracking target groups. This is an ongoing process.
 
 
7.     Clothing/Household Goods
         Assistance with items (as donated) to needy individuals. These are advertised open-house events offered 4 times per year at
           the Wellspring Center. This program is ongoing.
 
 
8.     Coats/Blankets
         Collections conducted year-round and distributed as needs dictate. This is part of the Share-The-Warmth program and is ongoing,
            primarily during the months of Oct., Nov. and Dec.
 
 
9.    Community Improvement
        Assisting in pro-active organization of community improvement projects capable of self-management
          (i.e. Hope Haven Men’s Shelter,Western Greenbrier Youth Park, Inc., and Meadow River Watershed Assoc., Inc.)
 
 
10.   Community Service
         Volunteer assigned hours of community work through DHHR, schools, courts and other entities. These are usually on site at the
            Wellspring Center and are ongoing events.
 
 
11.   Day Center
        Safe day haven with a welcome station for referral and on site services including free laundry service, handicapped bath & shower,           
          prayer room, children’s activity area, hot and cold refreshments and library with comfortable reading area.
 
 
12.   Dental Health Care
        Wellspring is seeking funding through grant applications to provide oral dental care for low income individuals, hopefully before
          or by 2011. This is a pending new program.
 
 
13.   Educational scholarships
        Funding opportunities (through donations) for corporations, small business organizations and individuals to contribute to an existing              
          scholarship fund for low-income students needing college and trade/vocational assistance. This is a new ongoing program.
 
 
14.   Financial Management
        Individual assessment and counseling to persons needing guidance with monthly income and expenses. This is an ongoing program.
 
 
15.   Good News Seekers
        Faith Sharing Bibles, devotional guides and other Christian educational materials provided for spiritual enrichment. This is ongoing.
 
 
16.   Guest Office Project
        Providing on-site office space and outreach services to the Western Greenbrier County area by various social agencies.
          Program is ongoing.
 
 
17.   Home Improvement
         Mission volunteers from community, churches, schools and universities across the country assist with repairs to homes
          (i.e. roofs, ramps, windows, doors, painting, etc.). This is a spring, summer and fall program.
 
 
18.   Homeless Shelter Assistance
        Providing part-time day care for residents of the local men’s shelter thru assistance with physical, emotional and spiritual needs, and            
         direction for self-sufficiency or placement outside Greenbrier County.
 
 
19.   Last Friday Bluegrass Supper
        Monthly community free supper and entertainment at the Wellspring Center, held usually on the last Friday of each month,
          February through October.
 
 
20.   Mission Meals/Fundraiser Events
        Meals and other fund producing programs provided to the pubic for “compassionate giving opportunities” to assist the poor.
          This is ongoing.
 
 
21.   Neighborhood Investment Program
        State tax credits offered in return for donations from individuals and corporations with minimum of $500. required. Program is offered        
          through the West Virginia Development Office to benefit non-profit entities. This is an annual program.
 
 
22.   Networking and Collaboration
        Working with private and public entities and organizations as well as churches and government agencies to expand services to the                
          working poor population (i.e. The Greenbrier County Family Centered Oversight Collaborative). This is ongoing.
 
 
 23.   Nutrition Program
         WVU Extension Service teaching good food practices, purchasing, preparation and sampling. Also, Dining with Diabetes sessions           
           offering food planning, preparation and instruction to individuals and families. New food preparation class will offer vegetable           
           garden instructions. This will be offered during the spring, summer and fall.
 
 
24.   Share-The-Warmth
         Providing funds for primary heating costs through collaboration with other service providers to keep low-income homes warm.                    
           Donations are sought from individuals, churches and organizations to fund program during cold weather from October
           through February.
 
 
25.   Shoe Box Santa’s/Toys & Gifts
        Special and “everyday” items and gifts for elderly/handicapped, senior centers and assisted living centers. Also, toys and gifts primarily        
          to food pantry recipients during the month of Dec.
 
 
26.    Transient Pack Program
         Provisions of nutrition, toiletries and first-aid packs assembled for people traveling through Greenbrier County. Also, limited temporary
           shelter is offered along with travel provisions. This is an ongoing program.
 
 
27.    Sunny Games and Snacks
         Snacks, games and outdoor toys for low income children are offered during the summer months.
 
 
28.    Volunteer Recruitment & Training
         Basic and on-the-job training for volunteers at Wellspring in Rupert, and Hope Haven Men’s Shelter in Quinwood.
           Ongoing training is offered.
 
 
 
 
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