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Marian Clowes, PACF Program &
Development Officer; Patrice Pooler,
MOVFH Executive Director at the PACF
Spring Grant Award Program

The Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home in Parkersburg, continues to advance its mission of offering a residential recovery program for people who struggle with substance abuse issues.  Thanks to a generous grant from the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, the Fellowship Home will purchase 25 new beds for their recovery homes.  At the Fellowship Home, Residents and Staff along with Volunteers work together to create a supportive community where recovery takes place. 


Trent Holbert, Westbrook Health Services Engagement
Specialist with P.A.T.H. (Project to Assist in the
Transition of Homelessness), and Katrina Nelson,
explain the dilemma of the Parkersburg Homeless.
Patrice Pooler, Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship
Home Executive Director , assists volunteers
with Reality Walk donations for area homeless.

On November 21, 2009, the Mid-Ohio Valley Continuum of Care, a coalition of local agencies that serve area homeless, sponsored the first annual Reality Walk through Parkersburg, WV.   Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home is a member of the Mid-Ohio Valley Continuum of Care and assisted with this important area event.  Over 250 people walked the path of the area homeless and learned how the homeless population lives in this area.

At designated places throughout the journey, a former homeless teen told her story to the crowd to shine a light on the local homeless problem.  More than 200 donations of hats, gloves and jackets were made during this event, to give to the Parkersburg homeless community. 


Patrice Pooler, MOVFH Executive Director
and Sammy Burdette, SW Resources
Vice President

SW Resources, Inc. and Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home, Inc. have joined efforts. Both agencies are United Way agencies: SW Resources as the only area vocational training facility and Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home as a residential recovery program. Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home, Inc. received the "2009 Excellence in Rehabilitation Programming Award" for this mutual partnership. An award ceremony at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, WV honored all 2009 nominees from across the State. Working together, both agencies have assisted with needed vocational training for client success with re-entry into community & work.



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Ariadne Reiman, The Nizhny GroupAriadne Reiman (New York, Virginia) is a nationally known consultant and advisor on fund development to non-profits, corporations and educational institutions. She engages in research development management to optimize the effectiveness of her programs and supportive fundraising accomplishments.
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On December 7th, 2009 local area non-profits, foundations and colleges were invited to attend a fund development seminar at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church; Marietta, OH on “New Approaches In a New Economy”, presented by Ariadne Reiman, nationally known consultant and advisor on fund development.

Attendee’s gained information on such topics as “Leveraging Board Relationships”; “Developing Major Campaigns” and “Building Corporate Relationships”.

Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home, Inc., along with The Hub of West Virginia, were sponsors of this special event.


“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”
-Robert Byrne