FaithLink Mission, History & Goals
FaithLink was formed in 1996 by a coalition of people from the Volunteer Action Center and the Wood County Ministerial Alliance. Funding initially came for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Episcopal, Lutheran, Catholic, and United Methodist Churches of WV. In 2014, FaithLink joined Community Resources, Inc.
Care Receivers maintain a greater degree of dignity and quality of life as they were assisted in continuing independence in their own homes. Volunteers participate in a significant way in providing basic assistance to the FaithLink Care Receivers.
FaithLink assists primarily individuals who are 60+ or those with a physical disability or chronic illness to maintain their independence. The mission is accomplished by linking individuals to a community of volunteers who can offer supplemental, non-medical care, and/or referring individuals to comprehensive service organizations.
1. To enhance independence and quality of life for those we serve
2. To identify individuals in the community who would benefit from FaithLink services
3. To establish links between care receivers and volunteers
4. To recruit, train and support volunteers
5. To create public awareness of FaithLink services and volunteer opportunities
6. To incorporate faith-based and community organizations into the work of FaithLink
7. To stabilize and increase FaithLink's financial base