Welcome to the website of the Sisters Health Foundation. Our mission is to promote healthy and sustainable communities by providing resources, strengthening collaborative relationships, and supporting initiatives that impact people in the Mid-Ohio Valley. We invite you to explore our website and Facebook page!
Arlene Borkowski, Board President Renee Steffen, Executive Director
Thank you to the organizers of the Mental Health Aware Fair at Bicentennial Park in Parkersburg to destigmatize mental health issues and bring awareness to the community. Sr. Molly attended to support their efforts. ... See MoreSee Less
Many thanks to the The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation for hosting the convening today with Dr. Jean Bennett, SAMHSA Regional Administrator, on how private, state, and federal partners can address the opioid crisis. Renee and Sr. Molly attended to learn and provide input on what is happening in the Mid-Ohio Valley.Can you hear the buzz of ideas at our Dialogue to Maximize the Impact of Private, State, and Federal Funding on the Opioid Epidemic in WV? #becomingmore ... See MoreSee Less
What is WV doing in the MOV to provide positive transformation and community empowerment? The Circles Campaign, which was given the “Unstoppable” Award for their advocacy efforts for families in poverty by WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition in 2017, provides life skills and goal setting trainings for families who want to end the cycle of poverty. The West Central Regional Drug Court focuses on easing adults’ underlying addiction stressors to make them feel like “a person” again, thus allowing them to be healthy, happy functioning adults in society. What are other ways organizations you know are addressing economy and empowerment in the MOV? ... See MoreSee Less
How is our community empowering people who need emotional and psychological support? Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County helps at-risk youth build self-esteem and foster healthy lifestyles to live to their full potential. Westbrook Health Services provides comprehensive care to individuals with mental health challenges. Recovery Point serves adults who suffer from substance use disorder and provide a strong foundation for job readiness and life skills to be able to reintegrate into the community. What other programs would you like to share that are addressing behavioral health? ... See MoreSee Less
What can having a home mean for an individual’s health and well-being? Children’s Home Society WV has helped homeless youth with transitional living services so they could become productive, self-supporting adults. MOV Fellowship Home has provided safe, supportive recovery housing for adults who have suffered from addiction. These two are examples of organizations in our community who are addressing problems with local solutions. What are other ways organizations you know are addressing the issue of housing in the MOV? ... See MoreSee Less