Stories of HopeStories of Hope

Region 1 - Counties: Fayette, Greenbrier, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, Webster, Wyoming Region 7 - Counties: Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, Pendleton Region 6 - Counties: Barbour, Braxton, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, Upshur Region 5 - Counties: Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio, Tyler, Wetzel Region 3 - Kanawha County Region 3 - Kanawha County Region 4 - Counties: Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Mason, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt, Wood Region 2 - Counties: Boone, Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, Putnam, Wayne

Region 1

Fayette County

One Fayette County participant says “Jobs and Hope has given me another form of personal accountability, which I feel is extremely important, especially working in the field of recovery. I am looking forward to continuing to work with Jobs and Hope for my expungement and finishing school.”

Cassidy Hart, Transition Agent
Mercer County

Jobs and Hope gave me a second chance at life. I haven’t had my license in almost 10 years and couldn’t get a job because of it. Thanks to this program I got them back for a good job, another thing I didn’t think I’d ever have again. I just recently bought a new car. All of this was made possible because Jobs and Hope helped me. I can never say thank you enough.

Charlotte Crowe, Transition Agent
Nicholas County

“As an addict in recovery and a convicted drug felon, it can be hard to restart your life with a stigma hanging over your head. I found support and encouragement in the Jobs and Hope program to keep pushing forward and create the life I wanted to live. I’m currently 21 months clean, I’m in my second year of college, and working a full-time job. The feeling that you get when you realize there are people out there who believe in you is nothing short of amazing.”

Cassidy Hart, Transition Agent
Raleigh County

I think that it is an invaluable resource for people who are trying to recover. Those who need a little help while trying to help themselves. Most times in recovery employment is a major stumbling block for people. Housing as well, but to me the job training is more crucial than anything else. Those who want to learn and sometimes do not have a ways and means to be able to do so and Jobs & Hope has stepped in and really helped with that. Things that I could not afford to have done on my own to better myself the program has been there in order to help me achieve my goals. I have been able to better myself due to this program and it helping with my education. I am a better person due in part to that education and that has been a benefit directly from the Jobs and Hope program.

Charlotte Crowe, Transition Agent
Summers County

A Summers County participant came to Jobs & Hope as a drug court participant. She was unemployed and in need of vision and dental services. She received glasses through the Jobs & Hope referral process and soon as a dental appointment. She completed job readiness training, is currently employed full time and received a pay raise in January and is now making $10 per hour. She will successfully complete drug court in March and is looking towards the next step of expungement. Her Transition Agent says “This participant is a hard worker and has been very successful in the program thus far. She has learned to manage her work, being a single mom, and completing requirements of Jobs & Hope and drug court.”

Charlotte Crowe, Transition Agent
Wyoming County

“Jobs and Hope has helped me get my license back, helped me with vision and dental and helped me maintain a stable home. Because of all the assistance I have received through Jobs and Hope, I currently have the nicest vehicle I have ever had and I was able to achieve this on my own.”

Larry East, Transition Agent
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JobsAndHope@wv.gov
833-784-1385
304-583-4008