Substance Abuse Coalition
Who We Are:
The Coalition was formed in December of 2004 in response to an upsurge in methamphetamine production and use in the county. Comprised of representatives from various service providers, law enforcement, non-profits, the recovery community, youth and community members, the Substance Abuse Coalition collaborates with various sectors of the county to help promote safe and drug free communities.
To learn more about the Coalition, here.
Personal Care Pantry
The Personal Care Pantry was established in 2017.
In 2018 a grant was received from the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, the funding will allow the Pantry to assist more families and children.
Agencies, such as DHHR, Community Resources and the Senior Center, Family Crisis Intervention Center (to name a few), can make referrals to the FRN for their clients that are in need.
To learn more about the Personal Care Pantry, click here.
Partners in Prevention
Partners in Prevention is a unique model of communities working together to strengthen families and help West Virginia’s children grow up free from abuse and neglect.
This model is based on the belief that child well-being hinges on the capacity of local communities to support families and protect children. This approach is built on a framework of collaboration between and among community groups, state and local organizations and local teams.
To learn more about what is being done on the state level, click here.
FRN Board Meetings
*Due to COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions, meetings are now taking place via Zoom.
The FRN Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3pm.
Service providers and community members come together at this meeting to discuss the needs of the community and work together to find solutions for them.
Meeting dates for 2020 are as follows:
January 14th, 2020
February 11th, 2020
March 10th, 2020
April 14th, 2020
May 12th, 2020
June 9th, 2020
July 14th, 2020
August 11th, 2020
September 8th, 2020
October 13th, 2020
November 10th, 2020
December 8th, 2020
If you are interested in attending a Board meeting, please contact the FRN office at 304-643-2022.
Would you like to make a donation to the FRN, but don't have a lot of funds yourself? What if you could make a donation and it cost you nothing out of pocket? What if it was as easy as doing something you already do?
The Ritchie County Family Resource Network has charitable accounts set up with Amazon Smile and Kroger Rewards. All you need to do is pick us as your charitable organization and then just "shop". That's it. Monetary donations will then be paid to the FRN based on a percentage of the amount of your purchase. These donations do NOT affect your shopping totals. And, the donations are anonymous.
Click here to get set up on Amazon.
Click here to get set up on Kroger Rewards.