FAIRMONT — A Company Fairmont has taken the company’s anniversary celebration to a whole new level.
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the leaders of Healthcare Management Solutions LLC decided to donate $1,000 to 20 different nonprofit organizations in North Central West Virginia, many of which are in Marion County, for a total of $20,000.
“We are proud to share some of the fruits of our 20 years of success with 20 deserving nonprofits,” HMS President Leah Heimbach said in a press release. “These charitable donations not only amplify the spirit of our work to protect vulnerable populations, but they 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, Morgantown, which offers peer-to-peer recovery programs for people living with substance use disorder and other mental health issues. Health Right also funds and operates Friendship Fairmont at the corner of Locust and Cleveland Avenues.
Health Access Inc., of Clarksburg, works to eliminate disparities for those who do not have access to basic health care. They help residents of Harrison and Doddridge counties get primary and specialty care, prescription drugs, cancer screenings, vision care, dental care, and more, all for free.
The Disability Action Center, Fairmont, 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.
Marion County Humane Society, of Fairmont, is a non-kill, non-profit animal welfare organization that provides care to more than 5,000 animals annually.
Hope Inc. Domestic Violence Center, of Fairmont, provides resources and services for domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, harassment and human tracking victims in Marion, Harrison, Doddridge counties, Gilmer and Lewis, keeping them safe, encouraging self-sufficiency, and promoting lives free from violence.
CASA of Marion County, which is based in Fairmont, advocates, educates and promotes the well-being of Marion County children who have been abused and neglected, harnessing the talents of community volunteers who ensure that children benefit from secure and permanent housing.
Pet Helpers Inc., of Fairmont, is an all-volunteer non-profit foster network for homeless pets waiting for forever homes. In the absence of facilities or paid staff, all funds are spent on veterinary care, food and medicine for the animals.
Soup Opera, of Fairmont, serves a daily meal seven days a week, 365 days a year, to more than 100 people in need daily in and around Marion County. Sobrania Inc./Soup Opera also provides hygiene and shower products, clothing, blankets, dishes and more depending on availability.
Stepping Stone Inc., of Fairmont, is a community treatment facility that serves adolescent males ages 14-17 and transitioning adult males ages 18-21, who are in the care of the Department of Health and West Virginia Human Resources, are victims of abuse or neglect and/or have resigned from higher level treatment or out-of-state placement, and exhibit disruptive behaviors and emotional distress. The program teaches residents to respect themselves, their community, their parents, the police, officials, adults and their peers.
Tygart Valley United Way, which has offices in Fairmont and Elkins, provides funding to several nonprofit organizations in a five-county region that improve the lives of others. This year, United Way is focusing on families who are employed but ineligible for any type of state or federal assistance, but simply cannot make it.
The Op Shop, by Fairmont, is a nonprofit, community-based rehabilitation program that creates opportunities for adults with disabilities in sheltered or competitive employment. Services include independent living skills, life skills training, job placement, job coaching, work adjustment and supported employment.
Pressley Ridge, of Morgantown, provides families and individuals with support and hope, through fostering and adoption assistance, community and home services, outpatient services, special education, autism services, residential services and transitional age services.
March of Dimes, of Arlington, Va., 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, Women’s and Children’s Shelter, Family Shelter, From a soup kitchen, thrift store and lounge, no one is turned away and everyone has access to hot meals and shelter.
Connecting Link, by Fairmont, responds to the immediate needs of people in crisis and helps locate resources for residents of North Central West Virginia, including assistance with utility termination, prescriptions, transport, eviction and the first month’s rent.
Genesis Youth Crisis Center in 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 home-delivered meals, nutrition education and referrals for people 60 and older, their spouses and dependent children disabled.
WV Coalition to End Homelessness, of Bridgeport, assists agencies and communities in West Virginia where homelessness is a widespread or hidden issue, to ensure that no child, veteran, or family becomes homeless first venue. Housing people is the only way to end homelessness.
The Clarksburg Mission Community provides comfort, comfort and resources to those in need, including emergency shelter, transitional housing, food, assistance, and more.
Clarksburg Mustard Seed is a food pantry that serves community members with free food, clothing, cleaning and hygiene items, and household items. The pantry also accepts donations for those in need.
HMS uses a blend of healthcare and technology expertise to create cost-effective solutions that federal and state agencies and our private sector partners need to ensure residents of nursing homes and other facilities health care professionals receive the best possible care, no matter where in the United States.