FAIRMONT – A Fairmont company has taken celebrating a company anniversary to a whole new level.
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Healthcare Management Solutions LLC officials decided to donate $1,000 to 20 different nonprofit organizations in north-central West Virginia, many of them in Marion County, for a total of $20,000 .
“We are proud to share some of the fruits of our own 20 years of success with 20 deserving nonprofits,” HMS President Leah Heimbach said in a press release. “These charitable donations not only extend the spirit of our work protecting vulnerable populations, but also help make our local communities safer, stronger and healthier.”
Here is a list of the 20 organizations selected to receive donations.
Milan Puskar Health Right/Friendship House, of Morgantown, which offers peer recovery programs to people living with substance use disorder and other mental health issues. Health Right also funds and operates the Friendship Fairmont at the corner of Locust and Cleveland avenues.
Health Access Inc. of Clarksburg works to eliminate disparities among those who lack access to basic health care. They help residents in Harrison and Doddridge counties get primary and specialty care, prescription drugs, cancer, vision, dental exams and more, all at no cost.
Fairmont’s Disability Action Center is a comprehensive education, training and enrichment center for more than 450 children and adults with disabilities and their families in north-central West Virginia.
The Marion County Humane Society of Fairmont is a non-profit, no-kill animal welfare organization that provides care to more than 5,000 animals annually.
Hope Inc. Domestic Violence Center of Fairmont provides resources and services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and stalking in Marion, Harrison, Doddridge, Gilmer and Lewis counties, ensuring their safety and encouraging self-sufficiency , and promote lives free of violence.
CASA of Marion County, based in Fairmont, advocates, educates and promotes the well-being of Marion County children who have been abused and neglected, leveraging the talents of community volunteers who ensure children have safe and permanent homes.
Pet Helpers Inc. of Fairmont is a nonprofit, all-volunteer foster network for homeless animals waiting for their forever homes. With no facilities or paid staff, all funds go towards veterinary care, food and medicine for the animals.
Soup Opera of Fairmont serves one meal a day seven days a week, 365 days a year to more than 100 people in need in Marion County and surrounding areas. Sobrania Inc./Soup Opera also offers hygiene and shower products, clothing, blankets, dishes and more as available.
Stepping Stone Inc. of Fairmont is a community-based treatment center serving adolescent males ages 14 to 17 and transitioning adult males ages 18 to 21 who are under the custody of the Department of Health and Human Resources of West Virginia, are victims of abuse or neglect and/or leaving higher-level treatment or out-of-state placement, and have disruptive behavior and emotional distress. The program teaches residents to respect themselves, their community, their parents, the police, public officials, adults and their peers.
Tygart Valley United Way, which has offices in Fairmont and Elkins, provides funding to a variety of nonprofit organizations in a five-county area that improve the lives of others. This year, United Way is focusing on families who have jobs but don’t qualify for any state or federal aid, but just can’t get by.
The Op Shop, of Fairmont, is a nonprofit community rehabilitation program that creates opportunities for adults with disabilities in sheltered or competitive jobs. Services include independent living skills, life skills training, job placement, employment counseling, work adjustment and supported employment.
Pressley Ridge of Morgantown offers support and hope to families and individuals through foster care and adoption assistance, community and home-based services, outpatient services, special education, autism services, residential services, and aged care services. transition
March of Dimes, of Arlington, Virginia, has been fighting for the health of mothers and babies for 80 years, supporting research, leading programs and providing education and advocacy so that every family can have the best possible start.
WV Rescues Ministries/Union Mission, of Fairmont, provides physical and spiritual services to those in need in West Virginia through a men’s shelter, a women’s and children’s shelter, a family shelter, a soup kitchen, a thrift store and a living room, no one is turned away and everyone has access to hot meals and shelter.
Connecting Link, of Fairmont, addresses the immediate needs of people in crisis and helps locate resources for North Central West Virginia residents, including help with utility termination, prescriptions, transportation, eviction and the first month’s rent.
Genesis Youth Crisis Center, Clarksburg, provides a safe, temporary place for children to stay until permanent placement arrangements can be made.
The Bi-County Nutrition Program, with offices in Nutter Fort, Salem and Shinnston, provides congregate and in-home meals, nutrition education and referrals for people age 60 and older, their spouses and dependent children with disabilities.
Bridgeport-based WV Coalition to End Homelessness helps West Virginia agencies and communities where homelessness is a prevalent or hidden problem to ensure that no child, veteran or family enters homelessness in the first place. Housing is the only way to end homelessness.
The Clarksburg Mission Community provides comfort, peace of mind and resources to those in need, including emergency shelter, transitional housing, food, assistance and more.
Clarksburg Mustard Seed is a food pantry that serves people in the community for free with food, clothing, cleaning and hygiene items, as well as household items. The pantry also accepts donations for those in need.
HMS uses a combination of health care expertise and technology to create cost-effective solutions that federal and state agencies and our private sector partners need to ensure that residents of nursing homes and other healthcare settings receive the best possible care, regardless of location in the United States.