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In response to the COVID-19 Outbreak:
HHSC Work Group in-person meetings are temporarily suspended.  Some groups may elect for on-line meetings.  That is at the discretion of the work group chair.  If you are uncertain as to the work group chair or would like to contact them directly for information or to be placed on their contact list, click here.   Please note that most are very involved in helping others at this time and may not get back to you right away. You can also contact Mollie Ravenscroft at director@frnotp.org.
  • For those receiving WVDHHR assistance who have questions about benefit status during the COVID-19 outbreak, click here for responses to frequently asked questions.
  • KIT Work Group events for the remainder of March and the month of April are canceled.  This includes the monthly meeting, the Child Watch Bus Tour, Sexual Identity and Gender Orientation training scheduled for April 22, and the planned Partners in Prevention breakfast.
  • For information on the status of various events posted through our e-blast, it is best to contact the host or sponsor directly.  If you don’t have that information, email  director@frnotp.org.
  • Remember that an information hotline to address public and medical provider questions and concerns regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is available 24/7, toll-free at 1-800-887-4304 to provide accurate information about COVID-19, the risk to the public, and the state’s response.   For the most up-to-date information, please visit coronavirus.wv.gov or http://www.cdc.gov/COVID19.
  • Information from the governor’s office on school closing and more can be found on the West Virginia Department of Education’s COVID-19 information page (https://wvde.us/covid19/).
  • Information for parents and coping can be found at Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • A county by county listing of feeding sites/bus-based feeding routes for the school children is available at   https://wvde.us/covid19/feeding-site-information/ .  This may change without much notice as counties consider safety of food delivery personnel.
  • FCC CONSUMER ADVISORY: COVID-19 SCAMS: The Federal Communications Commission has a COVID-19 Consumer Warnings and Safety Tips webpage – https://www.fcc.gov/covid-scams – to alert consumers to the growing number of scam phone calls and texts related to the coronavirus pandemic.  Scammers are promoting fake cures, fake test kits, sending hoax text messages, and generally preying on virus-related fears.
  • West Virginians applying for unemployment benefits should not to go to a local unemployment office in person but rather to apply online http://uc.workforce.org or by telephone at 1-800-252-JOBS, which is 1-800-252-5627.
  • Information for veterans regarding services can be found here: https://www.publichealth.va.gov/n-coronavirus/
  • Testing for COVID-19:  MARTINSBURG  LOCATION: Berkeley Medical Center, 2500 Hospital Dr., Martinsburg, WV 25401  HOURS: Mon-Sun 10 am- 4 pm
    • Patients without a valid order for testing should contact primary-care office to determine if they need a screening test. They can also contact the WVU Medicine Nurse Navigator line at 304-598-6000 Option 4.Tests will be reserved for people who meet screening criteria based on CDC recommendations and are sick with symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The testing itself will be supported by both Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp, which will process the specimens that WVU Medicine collects from patients. Patients will typically learn test results in three-to-four days, although time will likely vary based on the volume of tests these two companies will be performing.


The WV Bureau for Behavior Health  would like to share the following  resource information on digital options for Recovery Meetings: 

WEconnect and Unity Recovery are partnering together to offer 4 daily all recovery meetings to anyone in the world.  Meetings will follow an open format and are available to anyone in or seeking recovery.

7 days a week:

  •   9am
  • 12pm
  •  3pm
  •  9pm

All times are EDT.

Join by navigating to unityrecovery.zoom.us/my/allrecovery

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Additional online/phone recovery meeting options:

https://www.intherooms.com/home/

https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/calendar.php

https://recoverydharma.online/

https://aa-intergroup.org/directory_telephone.php

http://na-recovery.org/

 

The Health and Human Services Collaborative (HHSC) of the Family Resource Network of the Panhandle (FRNOTP) brings together broad representation from Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan Counties of West Virginia to identify and achieve solutions needed to enhance the well-being of children, families, and their communities.  The HHSC and its Work Groups accomplish this work through a three year planning process that includes specific goals, objectives, and activities. The resulting HHSC Work Plan is coordinated by the Community Planning and Mobilization Committee of the FRNOTP Board. The HHSC strives to ensure all sectors of the community are represented on the Work Groups that develop and implement its three year HHSC Work Plan.

 

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HHSC Work Group Meetings

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