22 Member Agencies Helping Right Here In Our Community
BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS
George Vargo, Executive Director
927 Edna Street, Weirton, WV 26062 (797-8530)
Pairs volunteer men and women in friendship assignments with boys and girls from single-parent homes.
BLACK DIAMOND GIRL SCOUTS
Penny Whoolery, Director-Field Center
525 Market Street, Steubenville, OH 43952 (614-284-8002)
Serves girls in the Weirton area, stressing programs on developing self-potential, relating to others, developing values and contributing to society. Open to all girls ages 5-17. The program helps girls reach their potential.
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Morrie Allomong, District Executive
P.O. 6186 GC&P Road, Wheeling, WV 26003 (800-365-8028)
The BSA teaches positive values and ethical standards that last a lifetime. The program objective is to help boys age 8 to 18 and young adults reach their potential. A small council staff and two scout camps give support to nearly 100 community organizations and their nearly 2,000 volunteers who provide the Scouting programs to over 5,000 youth.
BROOKE COUNTY 4-H FOUNDATION
Alyssa Mick, 4-H Extension Agent
Wellsburg, WV 26070 (737-3666)
Provides an educational program for boys and girls teaching life skills and leadership through projects, tours, camping and recreational activities.
CAMP FIRE BOYS AND GIRLS
Janice Roberts, Executive Director
3300 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062 (797-1927)
Reaches young people through five programs: clubs, camping programs, environmental programs, self-reliance courses and Youth Leadership. Camp Fire helps kids develop values.
CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES
Lewis Yates, Director
Mimi Ceglie, Supervisor
3101 Main Street, Weirton, WV 26062 (748-1081)
Provides a wide variety of emergency assistance to needy individuals and families. The agency has assisted over 2,000 clients in Hancock County over the past year. It also provides a new service (Medicaid Waiver) that provides nursing home care within the home, at no cost to the eligible client.
Judy Raveaux, Executive Director
3058, West Street
Weirton, WV 26062 (797-7733)
Provides a wide variety of assistance to the less fortunate in the community. Programs include Supportive Services, Weatherization, JTPA, Affordable Housing, LIEAP, Emergency Assistance, Mario T. Pipinos Center, Christmas Store and Seed Program.
DUNBAR RECREATION CENTER
Roberta Colliers, Financial Secretary
Corner of Kessel Street and Weir Avenue
Weirton, WV 26062 (797-1591)
Activities include pre-school classes, senior citizens activities, student recognition awards program, indoor recreational activities, dance and exercise activities and various programs to develop individual self-esteem. Provides a homework study area for students. Assists individual families in need.
FAMILY SERVICES ASSOCIATION
Michael S. Davis, Director
226 N. Fourth Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
or Suite 105 Overbrook Tower
525 Cove Road
Weirton, WV 26062 (797-0444)
Professional counseling is available at this 85-year-old agency. Counseling is provided in cases of marital conflict, parent-child problem, consumer credit problems and individual personality adjustments.
David O. Miller, Executive Director
Main Office Location
501 Colliers Way, Weirton, WV 26062 (723-5440 or out of Weirton 1-800-774-2429)
Our licensed professional staff offers individual and group therapy, adult, child and adolescent counseling; marital and family therapy; psychiatric evaluations; psychological evaluation and testing, and substance abuse treatment. Also provided are residential case management, day habilitation and employment services (i.e. Sheltered Work) to persons with mental retardation, developmental disabilities and severe emotional disorders.
HANCOCK/BROOKE RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (RSVP)
Donna Weaver, Director
948 Main Street, Follansbee, WV 26037 (527-3410)
RSVP volunteers are men and women (55 years or older, fully employed, retired or semi-retired) who provide a great range of services to non-profit community organizations by drawing on their storehouse of knowledge and talents gained through a lifetime of work and experience.
HANCOCK COUNTY SHELTERED WORKSHOP, INC.
Fred Hendershot, Executive Director
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue
Weirton, WV 26062 (748-2370)
The Sheltered Workshop provides employment for individuals with mental or physical disabilities. Services include training in self-help and social skills; counseling and guidance, vocational evaluation; work adjustment; extended employment; and community work placement.
HANCOCK COUNTY 4-H FOUNDATION
Leanne Moorman, Extension Agent
P.O. Box 457
New Cumberland, WV 26047 (564-3805)
Provides an educational program for boys and girls teaching life skills and leadership through projects, tours, camping and recreational activities that also include Science & TECH camps, baby-sitting training and programs for senior citizens.
HANCOCK COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER
Tammie Blake, Director
803 N. Chestnut Street, New Cumberland, WV 26047 (564-3801)
All senior citizens 60 years and over can find plenty of fellowship and activity at this agency. Eligible for agency services are seniors from Hancock County and those from Brooke County residing in Weirton municipal limits. Transports seniors to medical appointments and markets for basic necessities.
HOSPITAL CHARITY FUND
Donal Muhlenthaler, President
Weirton Medical Center
Colliers Way, Weirton WV 26062 (797-6001)
Funds are used to subsidize health care programs for Weirton area residents in dire need of financial assistance.
MARY H. WEIR PUBLIC LIBRARY
Richard G. Rekowski, Director
3442 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062 (797-8510; fax 797-8526; Literacy Program 797-8513)
Library has over 100,000 books; subscribes to many magazines and periodicals; federal and state government depository; extensive collection of microfilm copies of old magazines and periodicals; large print books, recorded books and music; children's story hour and intergenerational programming. Community Information Access Center: computers, software, free training, Internet access to local and global information for library patrons.
NORTH WEIRTON CENTER
Olivia Curenton Carter, Director/Treasurer
116 Avenue A
Weirton, WV 26062 (748-5575)
The center's activities include a pre-school program, teenager's direction, senior citizen activities and field trips for young people. Provides clothes for needy families.
Weirton Corps: Major Lamar Foreman, Commanding Officer
794 Cove Road, Weirton, WV 26062 (748-4310)
The Salvation Army is a religious and charitable organization, meeting community needs with services such as food, utilities, clothing, furniture, rent, electrical bills, prescriptions and other emergency services. We also sponsor character building, recreational and camping programs for residents of all ages in Hancock County. The Salvation Army traditionally provides food, clothing and toys for the less fortunate at Christmas. Throughout 1995, the Salvation Army provided services for 14,398 individuals.
SEXUAL ASSAULT HELP CENTER, INC.
Leslie Woods, Executive Director
P.O. Box 6764, Wheeling, WV 26003 (24-hour phone lines: 304-234-8519 or 1-800 884-7242)
Services are two-fold: direct victim services and community education on awareness, prevention and "what to do if it happens to you." Does not charge for direct victim services.
901 M Street
S.E., Bldg. 198
Washington, DC 20374-5096 (202-610-5700)
Provides programs for the military community that includes: travel assistance; childcare; libraries; educational workshops, foreign language classes; scholarships celebrity entertainment; recreation; child and family programs.
WEIRTON CHRISTIAN CENTER
Betty Killian, Executive Director
3012 Elm Street
Weirton, WV 26062
Began as a small Baptist Sunday school in 1909 and has served the community since then. Main focus is on children ages 4 to 12. Offers pre-school classes, after-school activities for children, tutoring/homework opportunities, camp and growth opportunities. Gives some assistance to families in emergency situations.