Volunteers and donors

Sharing the Love of God

Happy New Year! We are celebrating the times we answered God’s call to love our neighbor as ourselves! While the pandemic continued to negatively impact the people we serve, we are grateful witnesses to hope-filled transformation in our communities. Our staff gave out more food in 2021 than last year — which means those with...

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Rejoicing with William

William is a strong, hard-working person who has enrolled in our adult education services in Huntington. He has been in recovery from addiction for several months. We rejoice with William, celebrating his progress and victories! William and others in recovery have been experiencing particular struggles over the last year and a half, which makes their...

Adult Education Instructor (left), and Jamie Williams, CCWVa adult learner (right), discuss Jamie’s educational goals.

Back to School: A ‘Second Chance’

Like many students, Jamie Williams goes back to school this month. Through perseverance and hard work, Jamie is enrolling in college for the first time, at age 30, as she recovers from addiction. “I thought I was so dumb,” said Jamie. “Then someone came along to encourage me.” That someone was Michelle Montz, Catholic Charities...

Barbara Gabis operates the hot meal press to package meals for individuals who are homebound.

From Retired Chef to Valued Kitchen Volunteer

On Monday mornings at the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center in Wheeling, you can find Barbara Gabis in the kitchen preparing meals for those in need. When Barbara retired as a chef, she offered her talents to the staff at the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center. “Barbara’s warmth and good humor are very much appreciated by the...

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Building a Better Future

By Katie Hinerman Klug, Catholic Charities West Virginia Marketing Communications Specialist West Virginia resident Amanda Cowgill had dropped out of high school and started a family at a young age. Although her family was struggling, she refused to be defined by her situation. “At the lowest point in my life, I asked myself if I...

Paulette and Luci meet for case management sessions during the coronavirus pandemic

Empowering Miss Paulette

By Trina Bartlett, Catholic Charities West Virginia Eastern Regional Director Before Paulette arrived at Catholic Charities West Virginia’s Martinsburg office, she had, in her own words, “been in several shelters, homeless programs, counseling, jail and the psych ward.” The first assistance Catholic Charities provided for Paulette was acquiring a C PAP machine in March 2019,...

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