We would like to thank Senator Shelley Moore Capito and her staff for stopping by to visit KISRA and for showing support to Paradise Farms!

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Disability Rights of West Virginia is recruiting members for our PAIMI Advisory Council and Board of Directors. The Advisory Council is part of the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness program. We need to fill 2 consumer slots, a mental health provider and a primary care giver of a minor child with mental illness slot. The Board of Directors is accepting applications for Board members also. The Board is especially interested in applicants from the Morgantown, Eastern Panhandle and Wheeling areas. Please contact our office if you are interested in applying for the PAIMI Advisory Council or the Board of Directors. 800-950-5250
Do you all know of anyone that would be interested in serving on Paimi, have them fill out an application and send it back in as soon as possible to

Disability Rights of WV
1207 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Fax 304-346-0867

Paimi (Protection and Advocacy of Individuals with Mental Illness) is an advisory council under Disability Rights of WV. They are looking for a consumer of mental health services and a Parent/Guardian of a child that has mental health issues. If you know of anyone please have them fill out the following interest indicator and return immediately,

Just a little bit of information, Paimi meets 4 times a year, they will pay mileage for the member, and provide hotel accommodations on the night of the meeting, if it is needed.

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KISRA is a faith-motivated, non-profit organization that strengthens West Virginians through Health, Employment, Asset Development and Learning programs.

Supporting families from every walk of life in our community. It all started with the desire to help children. It grew to become a comprehensive offering of programs benefiting people from every walk of life in several West Virginia counties. Our very first program was the Harambee Learning Center, in our Education division. The center provided area kids with an after-school program that offered h


ACES Coalition Meeting

KISRA updated their business hours. 12/21/2021

KISRA updated their business hours.

KISRA updated their business hours.


Happiest of holidays from the KISRA family to yours. Let us all pray for peace on earth, goodwill, and a healthier, happier New Year.

Photos from KISRA's post 12/08/2021

"December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy". President Franklin Roosevelt.

It's Pearl Harbor Day. So few of the soldiers from that day are left but may we never forget their sacrifice and call to service.


2nd Lt. Edward Watkins was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen and from Freemon, West Virginia.

Thank you for your service Lt. Freemon.

Photos from KISRA's post 11/11/2021

On this Veterans Day 2021, we honor West Virginians who were members of the elite and we begin with the last living member of the Tuskegee Airmen from West Virginia, and one of the last surviving members of the elite unit in the nation.

Clifton E. Brooks, Sr. , born March 22, 1912, in Keyser, and enlisted September 28, 1942, at Charleston, where he was a student at . He was a cryptologist, sending out codes to keep military missions a secret.

Thank you for your service to our country, sir, during a time when segregation and discrimination kept you prisoner while you worked for the freedom of others.

Did you know?

West Virginia played an integral role in the training and support of the Tuskegee Airmen long before they accepted their challenging missions during World War II. Originally an "experiment" to train black aviators, the Tuskegee Airmen became one of the most celebrated squadrons in history. They earned over 100 Flying Crosses, 14 Bronze Star Medals, eight Purple Hearts, a Silver Star, Legion of Merit and three Presidential Unit Citations. They were also awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by then-President George W. Bush.
Unmatched by Any Other Flight Squadron

The Tuskegee Airmen never lost a plane to combat - a feat unrivaled by any other flight squadron and a testament to their uncompromising sacrifice and heroism. In addition to attacking enemy planes in the air, the Tuskegee Airmen broke down barriers of prejudice and racism throughout the country. In a time when no one believed black men could fly, the Tuskegee Airmen rose to the challenge and paved the way for military desegregation.

Photos and some information included are from , the Feather Cottage Media, CAF Rise Above, the , and the WV Patriot Guard.


Pfizer vaccines now available for children 5 - 11. Visit for local sites or contact the local health department.


Are you interested in learning a trade??

Here at Goodwill, we offer programs for those who are interested in continued education or trades through our SNAP to Success program.
The SNAP to Success program is a year-long paid training component (non-standard client position) and enrollment into an education program with a vocational/technical school.

If you are interested in applying for this program contact us @ 304.346.0811


Photos from KISRA's post 09/25/2021

Eight tips to avoid caregiver butnout.


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Approximately 84% of West Virginians who are hospitalized with COVID-19 are unvaccinated and more than 90% of those in ICUs with COVID-19 are unvaccinated.


Are we mere simple humans or are we the best of HUMANITY? #911


A new study from CDC’s COVID-NET shows that unvaccinated people are 17x more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than people who are fully vaccinated. Get vaccinated to protect yourself.

Learn more:


Gov. Justice and state officials provide an update on West Virginia’s COVID-19 response efforts – September 8, 2021

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myth busters!

Photos from KISRA's post 08/26/2021

Happy Katherine Johnson Day! Today she would have celebrated her 103 birthday on this day.

While she left this earth in February 2020, her legacy continues here in West Virginia and around the globe. For without her, we would have never reached the moon or the stars. She was a genius mathematician that went decades without receiving the recognition she deserved as it relates to NASA and our first trips to space.

She serves as a role model for young girls here in the Mountain State, the nation, and around the globe.


Mountaineer Employment Solutions is Hiring Immediately!

Company Information:
Mountaineer Employment Solutions is West Virginia’s premier talent acquisition and staffing leader. We serve businesses and job seekers across West Virginia and beyond from our offices in Charleston and Morgantown. We encourage you to visit our website to explore more information on Mountaineer Employment Solutions and our other job postings!

Description of Role:
Mountaineer Employment Solutions has partnered with a global manufacturer in the Fraziers Bottom, WV area. They are currently seeking Production Team Members - for 2nd Shift. This position will primarily be responsible for assisting on the assembly line.

- Assemble work at any assemble lines
- Parts supply at assemble machines
- Complete daily tasks at each assemble line
- Complete necessary paperwork
- Take assemble goods to inventory area
- Organize each daily work place
- May perform other duties as required

Skills and Requirements:
- Minimum education requirement of High School Diploma or GED
- Capable to lift heavy items (max weight is 50lb)
- Standing for long periods of time
- Some numerical skills
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Good team work skills
- Demonstrated problem-solving and troubleshooting skills

Work Schedule:
- Hours: 2:45pm to 11:30pm
- Full-time

- $12.50 per hour
- MES $500 Hiring Bonus

Mountaineer Employment Solutions is an equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, s*x, gender identity, s*xual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Employment with Mountaineer Employment Solutions is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.


Have you received your vaccine? Here is some helpful information for those who still may have concerns.

Be safe. Be well.



Businesses from multiple industries are now hiring and many are offering sign-up bonuses or other incentives. Need resume or interview assistance? DM us today!


Lord we lift our hearts to you. As the dawn breaks, may we carry the unity we share into every moment knowing that we are one with the risen Christ. Lord, we lift our eyes to you. As the sunrises, may this moment stay with us, reminding us to look for the beautiful colours of promise in your word. Lord, we lift our prayers to you. As the dew air falls, may we breathe this morning in and know that like the earth, you sustain us, keep us and work within us always. And so, we lift our voices to you. We celebrate the greatest day in history, when Jesus rose from death, defeated darkness and bathed the world in stunning resurrection light. May we ever live to praise you! Amen.

Photos from KISRA's post 02/15/2021

Loving this story of how a mother is teacher her daughter about historical black leaders and notable black Americans.

This is something every family can do. Post your image and tag us!
Original story:


"If they don't give you a seat at the table bring a folding chair."


Info on COVID-19 vaccine clinics. As of right now, this is how they get names and set appointments for our clinics. Eventually, they expect the state’s Everbridge system will send notifications of appointments. If you’ve registered and have not yet gotten an appointment, please be patient. We expect the supply of vaccine to increase over time.


The WV Henderson Office of Minority Affairs has a number of events to commemorate , which you can participate online from home. Check it out!

Photos from KISRA's post 02/04/2021

1n 1892. a brave African American school teacher in Parsons, WV stood up to her local school board and sued them for discrimination. Her lawyer, J.R. Clifford, was not only a prominent civil rights activist, but also the first African American lawyer in West Virginia’s history. They were successful and won their case. Their victory in court was the first civil rights case in the **country’s** history to determine discrimination on the basis of color to be illegal. Source: Traveling219

Photos from KISRA's post 02/02/2021

WV history education courses all but erases the presence of slavery in the Mountain State. West Virginia reports only 5-7 percent slave population but that number is often said to misrepresent a much larger number. Slaveholders dominated the state’s economy in the antebellum period, owning between 33-40 percent of land in West Virginia and eastern Kentucky, >>>>>> and they translated their wealth into disproportionate political and social power. 

Photos from KISRA's post 02/02/2021

Photos from KISRA's post


WV history education courses all but erases the presence of slavery in the Mountain State. West Virginia reports only 5-7 percent slave population but that number is often said to misrepresent a much larger number. Slaveholders dominated the state’s economy in the antebellum period, owning between 33-40 percent of land in West Virginia and eastern Kentucky, >>>>>> and they translated their wealth into disproportionate political and social power. 


Pictured here are the first graduates of the black beauty school, Charleston, circa 1935.


Join a facilitated conversation on ZOOM with WVNBA star and West Virginia Native, Renee Montgomery. Attorney Kitty Dooley and Coach Charles Marshall will moderate the conversation and take questions.


Celebrate Black History Month with KISRA throughout February.

"The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are." ~


Please continue to stay vigilant.


Amanda Gorman! What an amazing young woman. Her words were eloquent and her voice brings greater representation to the diversity to the American experience.

Photos from KISRA's post 01/18/2021

The Three Evils by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Courtesy of .bshabazz .


Speskers for the conference. Sign up today!


Happy New Year. We're not sorry to say we're sad to see it go.

We look forward to seeing you all soon on 2021.


As the New Year begins, commit to a fresh start of adhering to guidelines to stay healthy throughout 2021.


Gov. Justice Press Briefing on COVID-19 Response - December 28, 2020 Please be informed. Stay safe and stay healthy.

KISRA: Our Story

Through the KISRA program areas of HEAL: Health, Employment, Asset Development, and Learning, KISRA works to heal and strengthen families.

Health: Providing healthcare options for all citizens through a community health center and support services for individuals in the recovery stage for a mental illness.

Employment: Programs to help people find jobs and achieve economic self-sufficiency, encourage men to become better fathers and providers, and pave the way for ex-offenders to reenter the community.

Asset Development: Programs that help people become more financially fit, establish a pattern of saving, and micro business technical assistance.

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KISRA is a faith-motivated, non-profit organization that strengthens West Virginians through Health, Employment, Asset Development and Learning programs.



131 Perkins Avenue
Dunbar, WV

General information

KISRA serves West Virginians through hubs in Kanawha, Cabell, Raleigh, Mercer, Wood and Randolph Counties.
Education Initiatives: Harambee Child Development Center; Harambee Learning Center; Harambee Teen Achievers; PREP
Employment Initiatives: KISRAWorks!; Responsible Fatherhood; Offender Re-Entry.
Economic Empowerment Initiatives: Financial Fitness; Homeownership; Business Development.
Behavioral Health Initiatives: Compeer; AmeriCorps; Individual Care Coordination; Family Planning.

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Alone But Not Forgotten Foundation Alone But Not Forgotten Foundation
Dunbar, 25064

Foster Care Youth Charitable Organization Nonprofit

Please Help Richard "Sonny" Bailey Please Help Richard "Sonny" Bailey
Dunbar, 25064

non profit fund raiser for Richard "Sonny" Bailey

Dunbar United Methodist Church Dunbar United Methodist Church
1401 Myers Avenue
Dunbar, 25064

Connect in our FB group:

Commode Bowl Commode Bowl
Dunbar, 25064

Official page for the Commode Bowl

United Food Operation United Food Operation
6101 Fairlawn Av
Dunbar, 25064

A locally run food bank with 40 years of service to families in Kanawha and Putnam counties (WV) through 12 independent food panties.

CEF of WV, Inc.- Kanawha Chapter CEF of WV, Inc.- Kanawha Chapter
1334 Lightner Avenue
Dunbar, 25064

Reaching Children for Christ in Kanawha, Boone, and Clay counties of West Virginia

Theta Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Theta Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
WVSU 301 Washington Avenue
Dunbar, 25064

Welcome to the Theta Psi Association page.

Anchor Project Anchor Project
2333 MacCorkle Avenue
Dunbar, 25177

We are a 125 bed facility that serves our Savior Jesus Christ by helping individuals coming out of substance abuse treatment to rebuild their life, free from the bonds of addiction...

Fairlawn Baptist Church Fairlawn Baptist Church
500 20th Street
Dunbar, 25064

Fairlawn Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist - WV Pioneer Association Church located on the corner

Charleston Chess Club Charleston Chess Club
210 12th Street
Dunbar, 25064

Metro Area Agency on Aging Metro Area Agency on Aging
1400 Ohio Avenue, Suite B
Dunbar, 25064

We are an information provider that connects older adults, persons living with disabilities, and caregivers in West Virginia to available services.