Representatives with Dignity Hospice, PRIDE in Logan County Inc.'s Child & Adult Care Food Care Program and the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council presented pertinent information during a recent Logan County Family Resource Network Board meeting.
Tennessee May, executive director of Dignity Hospice and Mary Baldwin, office manager in Williamson, spoke about the variety of benefits Dignity Hospice offers to patients with a terminal illness and their families. May said that the organization provides such assistance services as medical care, nursing and emotional care, physician relationships, social services, spiritual and bereavement counseling. In a recent newspaper article May expressed that "Our type of care is not about coming into a home as the proverbial 'Angel of Death.' It's really all about living. Our organization is interested in helping people live their last months, weeks or days with dignity." Dignity Hospice refuses no one for his or her inability to pay for care. For more information contact Dignity Hospice at 855-4764.
Michelle Beavers, with the Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) at PRIDE offered information about reimbursement for nutritious meals served to children enrolled in family daycare homes. The CACFP is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program in cooperation with the West Virginia Department of Education. The program's goal is to develop positive eating habits in young children that are so important for proper growth and development. If you watch children (baby-sit) in your home or know someone that baby-sits in their home, contact Michelle or Christy at 752-8077 or 752-6868 for more information.
Debbie O'Dell, field executive with the Girl Scouts Black Diamond Council, shared the benefits of becoming a Girl Scout or a troop leader. O'Dell told about the variety of opportunities available, specifically, Daisy Doings or Girl Scouts by mail. This program is for girls who are in Pre-School, Head Start and Kindergarten.
Daisy Doings is designed to introduce girls to Daisy Girl Scouting and to assist in Kindergarten preparation efforts. This program also reinforces the skills learned in Head-Start, Preschool or other Pre-K programs. Daisy Doings is through the mail only so there are no meetings to attend and no further obligation after the summer is over. The cost of this program is $10.00.
If you now a girl interested in becoming a Girl Scout or attending Girl Scout Camp, contact Debbie O'Dell at 855-4340.
FRN Board Members and participants in attendance were Mary Davis, Nadine Adams, Debbie O'Dell and Tina Johnson with Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council; Darlena Ables with W.Va. Department of Health & Human Resources; Shaun Walker, pastor of the Mallory Church of God; Mary Baldwin and Tennessee May with Dignity Hospice; Debra Baisden Fields with W.Va. Rehabilitation Services; Donna L. Craddock, Jackie Whitley and Whitney Bender with Workforce WV; Jean Turner, Robyn Ooten with PRIDE Head-Start; Caron Burgess with PRIDE; Michelle Beavers with the CACFP; Jim Guy with Logan County Schools; Crystal Adams with UMWA H&R Funds; Stephanie Birchfield with PIECES Coalition; Judy Cope as FRN president and Shannon Meade, Logan FRN coordinator.
The Logan County FRN serves as a clearing house of information to seek and ensure that needy families are fully aware of the various services available to them. The FRN Board of Directors meets on the second Wednesday of each month @ 10:30 am at PRIDE (699 Stratton Street in Logan). The public and organizations are welcome and encouraged to attend FRN meetings.
For more information, contact Shannon Meade, FRN Coordinator, at 752-9536.