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 5

Brooke County

One Brooke County participant is very active in the Jobs and Hope WV program. He has been referred to the DMV for his driver’s license reinstatement, recently completed training at Northern CTC for welding, and has tested and passed the test for an apprenticeship for the local pipefitters union. He maintains contact with his Transition Agent weekly and is on his way to successful career employment.

Kelly Pizzoferato, Transition Agent
Marshall County

One Marshall County participant says “Jobs and Hope WV has helped me find more purpose in my life. I am able to be a responsible mother present in my daughters’ life. Jobs and Hope WV encouraged me and supported me providing resources and knowledge on the reintegration in society.”

Kelly Pizzoferato, Transition Agent
Ohio County

“Because of Jobs and Hope WV, I have a reason to hold myself accountable. I was worried about getting done with probation because I didn’t know if I was ready. And you guys have already done more for me than any other program I have finished.”

Kelly Pizzoferato, Transition Agent
Tyler County

Participant is new to the Jobs and Hope WV program. From the initial meeting, she knew she wanted to focus on her education. She is now completing the Peer Recovery Coach certification online through BRCTC, and is enrolled in the Human Services program at WVNCC, which she will begin in January 2021. She is in compliance with all aspects of the Jobs and Hope WV program and continually works towards her goals.

Kelly Pizzoferato, Transition Agent
Wetzel County

“Working with Jobs and Hope WV has given me great opportunities to get my life back together. Through Jobs and Hope WV, I have gotten my driver’s license back and I am currently looking into the paralegal studies program to better my future. Also, Jobs and Hope WV has given me information on housing so I can eventually get a place on my own. I would never had known about any of these programs if it wasn’t for Jobs and Hope WV.”

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