Agencies Gabriel Project of WV

Northern Programs Gabriel Project- Chapter of Gabriel Project of WV

Contact Information:

Address: 1409 Chapline St
Wheeling, WV 26003

Name of Program Funded through UW: Project Safe Nest

Contact Name:  Faith M Hicks

Phone Number: 304-639-5039



What is Gabriel Project of WV?

NPGP serves pregnant women and families with babies up through age 3.  The mission is to meet the needs of pregnant women and to assist them as their babies grow.  We assist pregnant women in preparing for birth by providing cribs, car seats, layette items, and support. We do not offer any medical assistance. However, we refer to appropriate organizations. As the baby grows, we provide diapers, wipes, and other items.  Currently, we are not seeing nuclear families needing our services only, but many family members are extended members caring for grandchildren, nieces, nephews, foster, and adoptive.

How does United Way support the Gabriel Project of WV?

We have provided over 200 full-size or portable cribs and car seats in a 12-month timeframe.  Costs for these items have increased, and we are still noticing problems with the supply chain.  We have met the needs of the people we serve however, we hope to develop a relationship with a local vendor for cribs.

As the Chapter Coordinator, I am spending time trying to locate vendors, build strong networking opportunities with other United Way agencies, and work on setting up an organization called “Networks that Care.”  I am taking no ownership of this group but have been asked by many other organizations how organizations that work with babies can better learn from each other.  This endeavor is under my leadership of me but being coordinated by NPGP volunteers.  We are looking at setting up our first meeting in August.

We have already sent out a survey and are looking at a primary need regarding a Plan of Care to be set up to follow babies from birth to age 3.

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Community Success Stories

Check out the following Community Success Stories for examples of how Gabriel Project of WV has impacted our community.

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 referral of a middle aged father who was trying to secure necessar ...

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“…when she saw the Gabriel Room, Miss Lisa’s Boutique, she started to cry.”

A young mother who learned about us from one of our previous high school volunteers, is married at age 19 and has a 6-week-old baby girl. She is no longer working but her husband works part time and is in college. They are planning to make all fresh baby food, she is a nursing mother and they are trying to use cloth diapers. She was so proud to share with us that they really want to do what is bes ...

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“The baby is sleeping in a box, but has outgrown it.”

A new client came into our Marshall County office and asked our volunteer whether or not we had cribs for sale. She had heard from the local DHHR office that we helped get cribs for babies. The volunteer replied "yes", and then asked if the baby had been born yet. The woman replied, "Yes, in January." When the volunteer asked what the baby was currently sleeping in, the woman replied, "The baby is ...

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