2019 Day of Hope Resources Now Available

The West Virginia Council of Churches will celebrate the 2019 Day of Hope:  A Celebration of Prevention and Recovery September 13 – 15, 2019.  The Day of Hope is an opportunity for faith communities to focus on solution-orientated discussion and activities in our state.

The following 2019 Day of Hope materials are available for download.


Building Community Bridges Training – September 12 – 13, 2019

Building Community Bridges training is an opportunity for participants to learn more about the barriers and the difficulty transitioning to the community once a person has been absent. Although the training is specifically designed to focus on barriers to Reentry by returning criminal offenders, it is also applicable to other segments of our population including veterans, those returning from inpatient substance abuse recovery, etc.

The training covers a host of topics that include, but are not limited to: Personal Barriers to Reentering the Community; Corrections and Law Enforcement Related Barriers; Legal and Societal Barriers; Expectations from Offenders; Barriers to Employment; Connecting with Employers; Improving Outcomes Through Collaboration; Developing Interventions; Implementing Effective Strategies; and Educating the Community. This is typically a two-day workshop with participant engagement and participation in break-out groups, role-plays, and team activities.

The next Building Community Bridges training will be held on September 12 – 13 at Marshall University.  For more information, please contact Jeff Allen at director@wvcc.org.