We’re living in a dynamic moment across West Virginia. More LGBTQ and allies are stepping up, speaking out, and creating lifelines than ever before. Below you can be connected to resources both statewide and nationally designed to support our community. Whether you need peer support, legal help, an advocate, or social services, get connected!

8 DIMENSIONS OF WELLNESS

Wellness refers to complete health, rather than just your physical health. Wellness is not only being free of disease, illness, or stress but also having a purpose in life, being emotionally healthy, taking an active involvement in your work and in your leisure time, having joyful relationships and being happy.​​​1  Wellness involves all aspects of your life beyond your physical health. To enjoy fulfilled and happy lives, it is important to take care of your well-being and to invest time in your wellness.

AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Program

National Coordinating Resource Center serves as the central web-based repository for AETC Program training and capacity building resources; its website includes a free virtual library with training and technical assistance materials, a program directory, and a calendar of trainings and other events.

National Clinician Consultation Center

Our mission is to improve patient health outcomes by building the capacity of healthcare providers through expert clinical consultation and education.

National HIV Curriculum

National HIV Curriculum provides ongoing, up-to-date HIV training and information for health professionals through a free, web-based curriculum; also provides free CME credits, CNE contact hours, CE contact hours, and maintenance of certification credits.

Opioid Response Network

The Opioid Response Network has local consultants in all 50 states and nine territories to respond to local needs by providing free educational resources and training to states, communities and individuals in the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid use disorders and stimulant use.

STD Prevention Training Center

The STD Prevention Training Center at Johns Hopkins offers affordable clinical training for healthcare providers in the public and private sectors who offer sexual and reproductive health services. They offer a variety of courses. These classes are offered to providers seeing patients in the District of Columbia and the states of Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Trans Mentor Project

Sam & Devorah Foundation’s Trans Mentor Project is our first-of-its-kind national e-mentoring program. Its mission is to provide trans and nonbinary teens with supportive, identity-affirming mentors who will empower them to meet their personal goals and thrive. The program pairs transgender and nonbinary (TGNB) youth, ages 13-17, with TGNB mentors for one-to-one video meetups that take place on a secure, monitored online platform. 

Because there are limited resources available to trans and nonbinary teens, Trans Mentor Project offers the unique ability for teens across the country to connect with adults with whom they can identify without the limitations of geographic proximity. The virtual aspect also offers the ability to maintain social connections during the present time of physical distancing. Our goal is to connect as many trans teens with mentors as possible throughout the country. We are committed to serving a diverse group of mentees and mentors. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, people with disabilities, low-income people, and people living in rural areas or areas without support services are especially encouraged to apply.

TopRehabs - Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are two conditions that affect a person’s memory and ability to function in daily life. Although the conditions have some shared symptoms, each can affect the brain in different ways. Let’s examine the different dementia types, how alcohol abuse affects each, and risk factors.

StartYourRecovery.org

StartYourRecovery.org provides helpful information for people who are dealing with substance use issues — and their family members, friends, and co-workers, too. We know that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges faced by those who misuse alcohol, prescription or illegal drugs, or other substances, and we aim to break through the clutter to help people at any stage of recovery.

Our goal is to offer people who are dealing with substance use issues a single source of reputable, objective information about signs, symptoms, conditions, treatment options, and resources — presented in a user-friendly format and in language that’s easy to understand. First we asked: “Why doesn’t someone offer access to these resources in one place?” Then we asked: “Why don’t we?”

ArrowPassage Recovery - Veteran Substance Abuse

Of the 1.1 million veterans living with a substance disorder, 25% have struggled with illicit drugs, while 80% struggled with alcohol abuse. About 7% of the 1.1 million veterans struggle with both. Veterans aren’t the only military population impacted by substance abuse, active military members are as well.

Before diving into the detail of veteran substance abuse, let’s look at active military substance use disorders. We’ll look at addiction in active military personnel because a high number of veteran substance abuse cases began during active duty. 

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Covenant House of West Virginia is dedicated to working for justice by offering direct services for people in need while creating social change through advocacy and education. Our diverse faith, cultural, and belief traditions unite us in reaching out to those in need, irrespective of race, class, gender, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or national origin.