“She came to the clinic as a new patient, and as many people who are in recovery from substance abuse do, needed significant health care – and oral health care. She had lost nearly all of her teeth from the methadone use, and the teeth remaining needed to be extracted.”

G was a resident of the YWCA WIND program who was in recovery from drugs and was rebuilding her life. She came to the clinic as a new patient, and as many people who are in recovery from substance abuse do, needed significant health care – and oral health care. She had lost nearly all of her teeth from the …

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“The survivor experienced horrific sexual trauma from an intimate partner, who had coerced and manipulated them into believing that the abuser loved them.”

The survivor appeared at a local hospital for a forensic medical examination late one evening. The survivor experienced horrific sexual trauma from an intimate partner, who had coerced and manipulated them into believing that the abuser loved them. The individual took all of the right steps. They didn’t shower, brush their teeth, change clothing, or use the restroom. All of …

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Making a difference in the lives of mothers and their babies…

In today’s climate we are seeing many mothers with drug addictions not being able to care for their babies.  We work closely with the WIND Program from the local YWCA.  We have become known by parent as well as grandparents that we are here to help babies.  DHHR also knows that we provide support to guardians.  DHHR sent us a …

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“…this has allowed us to offer them a second chance at getting introduced back into society and hopefully back on their feet.”

This quarter we began working with some individuals being released from the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office who had made parole. We had been working with them on work experience, but we had a couple of them parole to our facility. In doing so, this has allowed us to offer them a second chance at getting introduced back into society and …

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“The daughter that had no friends and was shy, has blossomed into a talkative young lady that has gained self-confidence and made numerous friendships.”

Upon helping with programming in one of the Service Units (communities) in my Region, a mom approaches me knowing that I am a staff person to let me know how the Girl Scout program was able to help her daughter gain self-esteem.  She said without the financial assistance that her daughter received she would not been able to bond with …

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When Agencies Come Together

On 12/18/2018, one building of the North Park Apartment complex caught fire, causing the evacuation of all residents.  American Red Cross was notified by 911 and several volunteers were on the scene, addressing immediate needs of clients’ safety and security while firefighters continued to work on extinguishing the fire. The fire department declared the building unsafe for resident immediate return. …

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She’s All Smiles

Betty worked a full-time job most of her adult life until she got ill with major gastrointestinal issues. She eventually found herself on permanent disability support and without health insurance.  She found Wheeling Health Right and registered as a primary care patient for help with her prescriptions and general health management. Due to her stomach issues and lack of dental …

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Achieving His Goals

It is hard to comprehend that we hire employees and train them only to hope they can find a better job in the future.  I was reminded of this last week.  Dan worked at The Seeing Hand for years as a shop tech.  He has a degree in Criminal Justice and is working on his masters.  He had plans to …

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