Contact: Stacie Dei
Address: 1501 Second Street, Moundsville, WV 26041
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About The Marshall County FRN
The Marshall County Family Resource Network, incorporated in 1996, is an organization that brings together local agencies, community organizations and concerned citizens to solve local problems, improve community conditions for children and families, and promotes community economic development.
Assessing Community Needs by:
- Conducting surveys throughout the community to identify current needs and opportunities and to find out where members of the community would be willing to commit their efforts.
- Collecting existing data to better inform ourselves and our partners about existing conditions in our community.
- Developing strategies and systems to address community needs.
- Helping other organizations learn and use strategic planning processes to reach their goals.
Providing Resources by:
- Conducting training and learning opportunities for the community.
- Pursuing funding sources to help sustain programs or to start programs that do not exist but are needed.
- Serving as a support system for community programs and services.
- Developing community resource guides to help connect community members to available programs and services while at the same time working to promote information sharing among social service providers.
- Working as a connector to available community services.
Community Organizing by:
- Helping develop groups to address community needs and working to strengthen community partnerships.
- Promoting various projects and programs that improve community culture
- Collaborating with local organizations so all can succeed.
- Encouraging non-profit and for-profit organizations, groups and individuals to work together as all are interconnected in the community.
- Monitoring the successes and the challenges programs and projects face to ensure anticipated goals and outcomes are being reached.
Current Areas Of Work
Over many years, the FRN has developed collaborative relationships necessary to identify community needs, develop local strategies to address priorities, secure needed resources, engage community members, and evaluate progress. We believe we are most successful when we all are working together. During the past year, the FRN has:
- Implemented numerous projects through its Carolyn Dalzell Closet of Hope, which distributes essential health, hygiene, and household products to those in need through a variety of creative avenues
- Sponsored events, activities, and programs that benefited local communities and residents
- Coordinated or provided services and trainings for area professionals and members of the public
- Developed or maintained partnerships with other organizations, businesses, groups, and funders to build and sustain projects and programs
- Provided in-home parenting education and related activities through the Parents As Teachers program
- Coordinated the Marshall County Family Resource Center, the Starting Points Center, and related activities
In 2017, the FRN generated $412,478 to support community programs and services; in-kind investments through volunteers and local donations totaled $234,225.