Our Mission, History, and Goals

Our Mission

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 FaithLink assists primarily individuals who are 60+ or those with a physical disability or chronic illness to maintain their independence. The mission is accomplished by linking individuals to a community of volunteers who can offer supplemental, non-medical care, and/or referring individuals to comprehensive service organizations. 

History

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 FaithLink was formed in 1996 by a coalition of people from the Volunteer Action Center and the Wood County Ministerial Alliance. Funding initially came for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Episcopal, Lutheran, Catholic, and United Methodist Churches of WV. In 2014, FaithLink joined Community Resources, Inc. 

Goals

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  1. To enhance independence and quality of life for those we serve
  2. To identify individuals in the community who would  benefit from FaithLink services
  3. To establish links between care receivers and volunteers
  4. To recruit, train and support volunteers
  5. To create public awareness of FaithLink services and volunteer opportunities
  6. To incorporate faith-based and community organizations into the work of FaithLink
  7. To stabilize and increase FaithLink's financial base

Our Services

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All services are completed by FaithLink volunteers.  We cannot guarantee that every request will be filled.  All transportation appointments require a 10 day notice and the care receiver must be be able to transfer from a wheelchair to a volunteers vehicle. FaithLink does not do any medical or personal care, daily, long-term or overnight respite care, dispensing of medicine, dressing or bathing, feeding or meal prep.

Services

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  •  Escorted transportation to appointments in the local area
  • Shopping / Errands
  • Friendly Visiting
  • Assistance with correspondence
  • Telephone reassurance calls​​
  • Pet Assistance (dog walking, scooping litter box)
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Chores

Volunteer with FaithLink

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 It is our hope that as a Volunteer for FaithLink your experience will be a positive one.  We have a brief volunteer orientation and try our best to equip you with information you will be able to use or refer too as you serve the Care Receivers. Call the FaithLink office today to schedule your training, 304-485-5525 Ext. 31 

Click Here to download a care receiver application

Application For FaithLink Services (doc)

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Click Here to download a FaithLink Volunteer Application

FaithLink Volunteer Application (doc)

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