Mission West Virginia in the News


Crucial need for W.Va. foster families

This is a crucial time in our state, and we need to take action to ensure that every child and youth has what we all want — a safe and loving family. Together, we can ensure that the child welfare system is dedicated to finding and supporting a family for every child.

Hundreds gather to discuss many important issues including teen pregnancy

Hundreds of people from healthcare professionals and teachers gathered at the Resort at Glade Springs for an annual MISSION West Virginia THINK Conference. This year's conference theme is breaking the cycle when it comes to teen pregnancy.  

THINK Conference highlights: Ways to achieve positive outcomes for WV Youth

As the THINK Conference kicked off Wednesday morning at Glade Springs Resort, presenters shared a resounding message — active participants in the lives of young people can make a world of difference. 

"One person can change everything," shared keynote speaker Rhonda Sciortino, with the Successful Survivors Foundation. "I know it because I'm a living example."

Published by the Register Herald

THINK Conference set for April 10th and 11th at Glade Springs Resort

Mission WV will host its annual THINK Conference this Wednesday and Thursday at Glade Springs Resort. Attendees have the opportunity to learn best practices from experts in their field on topics related to human trafficking, drug trends, suicide prevention, Juuling, STIs, cyber security and more. Conference participants will also get to network with other professionals working with youth. 

Published by the Register Herald

Mission WV conducting donation drive for Camp Appalachia

Mission WV is having a donation drive to support campers attending Camp Appalachia overnight camps.

Located in Scott Depot, Camp Appalachia is a yearlong camp whose target camper is a child between the ages of 7 and 17 and is at a high risk for destructive life choices. The camp provides a little- to no-cost resident camp experience to youths who are directly affected by the opioid epidemic, children in the foster care system and children who have one or more parents incarcerated.

Published by the Putnam Review

Mission WV to host Open House

Summary: Mission WV will host its 2018 Christmas Open House on Thursday, Dec. 20. The event is open to organizations and businesses across the state, supporters, family, friends and the general public. Participants can drop in anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Mission WV headquarters, 168 Midland Trail, Suite 1 in Hurricane (in the back portion of the H&R Block building).

Published by The Herald - Dispatch

preparing youth for success in west virginia

Summary: Mission West Virginia's THINK program is working to equip youth with the tools to successfully transition into adulthood and to become self-sufficient. 

Published by the US Dept. of Health and Human Services

Foster families encouraged to apply for college funding

Summary: Article about Mission West Virginia's partnership with the State Treasurer's Office for the fourth annual Smart Start awards - a program which, in its first three years, has provided 31 children with more than $37,000 toward their college careers. 

Published by The Register-Herald of Beckley, West Virginia 

mission west virginia hosts foster family open house

Summary: Mission West Virginia's FrameWorks program hosted an Open House at Glenville Presbyterian Church. With nearly 7,000 kids in foster care and approximately 13,000 foster families,  there is a need for more foster families. 

Published by WBOY News

learning about foster care

Summary: Mission West Virginia and the Mason County Family Resource Network joined together to host a foster care/adoption informational open house in Point Pleasant. Judge Tatterson spoke abou the need for foster families within the county and what he sees and experiences within the county. 

Published by the Point Pleasant Register

A rising number of children in foster care

Summary: An article about the need for foster families, specifically in Upshur County where at the time of the article there were only 12 foster families and more than 100 children in foster care in the county.  

Published by WDTV 5 News