Senior Community Service Employment Program trains income eligible persons age 55 and older to serve in various community agencies in order to prepare for unsubsidized employment. SCSEP assists with job search and placement (part-time/full-time) in the private sector. SCSEP operates in Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, and Pendleton Counties of West Virginia.
The Foster Grandparent Program offers placement of senior volunteers in schools, day care facilities, and/or head start centers to help tutoring/mentoring students with special needs. Foster Grandparents receive a stipend of $2.65 an hour with as much as a 20 hour work week, reimbursement for transportation, meals during service, annual physical examinations, and accident and liability insurance while on duty. FGP operates in Barbour, Berkeley, Doddridge, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Harrison, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph and Taylor Counties of West Virginia
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is open to people age 55 and over to volunteer in local community and faith-based organizations that are already helping to meet community needs. Volunteers are not paid but sponsoring organizations may reimburse them for some costs incurred during service. Volunteers receive appropriate volunteer insurance coverage and receive pre-service orientation and in-service training from the agency or organization where they are placed. RSVP operates in Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, and Pendleton Counties of West Virginia.
The Transitional Housing Center (THC) operating on the grounds of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia provides formerly homeless veterans with a supportive living environment while the veterans transition to independent living. Its residents are largely referred to the facility by the Veterans Administration.
The Region 8 Planning and Development Council provides staffing and administrative services to the Upper Potomac Area Agency on Aging www.upaaa.net and its Aging and Disability Resource Center www.wvnavigate.org
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