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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 3

Kanawha County

Mark enrolled in Jobs & Hope hoping to get his driver’s license reinstated. He had paid off all his fines, but his license was suspended for 5 years. He was employed doing general maintenance, but had a higher paid automotive job lined up pending a valid driver’s license. Mark worked on soft skills and online job readiness modules while waiting to learn the outcome of his DMV referral. Ultimately, Mark was our first participant to get his driver’s license reinstated through Senate Bill 90! He began working at IVS Hydro, Inc. making $12 per hour. Mark went on to earn his Peer Recovery Coach certification through our partnership with Blue Ridge CTC. He is currently employed as a Peer Recovery Coach at the Anchor Project. Mark says “I show my gratitude for all Jobs & Hope has helped me with by staying clean and sober.”

Tiffany Tyson, Transition Agent
JobsAndHope@wv.gov   |   833-784-1385   |   304-583-4008
JobsAndHope@wv.gov
833-784-1385
304-583-4008