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 4

Jackson County

Participant worked through their Transition Agent to obtain Transportation Worker Identification Credential for Maritime work and is in the process of locating independent housing. He completed OSHA training and has $250 left to pay towards getting his driver’s license back. After finding out he was hired for his new job “I’m so excited to start this, I couldn’t have done it without Jobs & Hope.”

Melissa Morrison, Transition Agent
Roane County

Participant came into the program with little to no work experience. She completed Paid Work Experience through Workforce WV program and then transitioned into full time employment through Division of Rehabilitation Services. Participant is still enrolled with Adult Education and working on Computer Certifications.

Melissa Morrison, Transition Agent
Wood County

“Jobs and Hope WV removed my own self-doubt by encouraging me, by sending referrals to DMV and WVUP and helping me take the first steps I needed to overcome my barriers! I am registered for spring semester and I just finished this semester with a 3.62 GPA. I started out as a felon in drug court and I felt hopeless, Jobs and Hope has changed my whole outlook and I am headed toward a career in a $90,000 a year industry!”

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