Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) Informational Videos
Video of 2019 HHOMA Year-End Report
Video of Dr. Carolyn L. Stuart, Why I Vote
Video of Dr. Carolyn L. Stuart, on Spotlight on Health with Dr. Gupta of Kanawha-Charleston Health Department and Delegate Meshea Poore
Video of Dr. Carolyn L. Stuart, on West Virginia Library Commission discussing 2015 2nd Annual Minority Business Expo
Video of Dr. Carolyn L. Stuart, on The Road Ahead Senior Living
2015 2nd Annual Minority Business Expo- Governor Speaks at Minority Business Expo
2016 4th Annual Black History Month Celebration of Diversity program
2016 McDowell County Community Empowerment Expo
2017 5th Annual Black History Month Celebration of Diversity program
2017 Stand Against Racism Program
HHOMA Enrolled H.B 4015
HHOMA Enrolled H.B. 2724
Safety and Security Resources
FBI Bulletin on Danger of High-Tech Toys
Open enrollment in the Affordable Health Care Marketplace starts Oct 1, with coverage starting as soon as Jan 1, 2014.
West Virginians for Affordable Health Care visit WVAHC
The Metro Valley is home to 30% of the population of West Virginia, and along with the Northern Panhandle, it includes some of the most diverse and culturally active areas in the state. For more information please click on the following link http://www.wvculture.org/arts/ethnic/metrovalley.html.
The West Virginia 211 program provides referral assistance on such services as food banks, temporary shelters, rent and utility assistance, health insurance programs, medical clinics, crisis intervention, drug and alcohol rehab programs, job training, transportation aid, education programs, juvenile and adult day care, home health care, homemaker services, after school programs, summer camp and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring, protective services and volunteer opportunities. for additional information visit WV211
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West Virginia Agencies
Department of Veterans
Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)
Department of Education (DE)
The West Virginia Human Rights Commission (HRC) is a state government agency that investigates and adjudicates discrimination complaints in the areas of employment, housing and places of public accommodation. For more information visit HRC.
The mission of the West Virginia Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EEO) is to prevent and eliminate unlawful employment discrimination and to promote diversity in West Virginia State government. For more information visit EEO.
The West Virginia Women's Commission (WVWC) is an office of the Department of Health and Human Resources to advocate issues relating to women. For more information visit WVWC
West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) creates and maintains transportation systems that support safe, effective and efficient movement of people, information and goods that enhances the opportunity for people and communities to enjoy environmentally sensitive and economically sound development. For more information visit WVDOT.
The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC) is responsible for developing, establishing, and overseeing the implementation of a public policy agenda for the state's four-year colleges and universities. For more information visit WVHEPC.
The West Virginia Housing Development Fund (WVHDF) is a public body corporate and governmental instrumentality of the State of West Virginia established to increase the supply of residential housing for persons and families of low- and moderate-income. For more information visit WVHDF.
West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services’ website is tailored to those who are seeking to locate programs and services for themselves or their loved ones and also for professionals who may be looking for up-to-date information relating to the field of aging. For more information visit WVSeniorServices.
The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a statewide network that provides essential information for successfully starting, expanding and growing a business. SBDC programs are designed to provide high-quality business and economic development assistance to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity and management improvement. For more information visit WVSBDC
The Public Service Commission (PSC) Of West Virginia ensures that reasonably priced and reliable utility services are available to all customers. For more information visit PSC.
The Department of Education and the Arts provides statewide leadership and innovation, enhancing arts and minds throughout West Virginia. The Department seeks to reinforce the rich heritage of culture, education and artistic creation in West Virginia. For more information visit West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts.
WorkForce West Virginia is a network of workforce development services designed to provide West Virginia's citizens and employers the opportunity to compete in today’s competitive global economy. By making available the appropriate educational and training opportunities, West Virginia can provide its citizens with the work skills needed by businesses currently in the state or planning a West Virginia location. For more information visit WorkForceWV.
NECCO serves at-risk youth through community based services like therapeutic foster care, alternatives to secure detention, independent living, in-home, mental health, residential and more through its multi-state network. Necco is a family company with a mission to meet our stakeholders where they are in life, and help build a family. for more information visit NECCO.
Charleston Urban Renewal Authority-To provide the leadership and resources within the area over which CURA has jurisdiction that facilitate an environment that stimulates private investment where demand exceeds supply for residential and business development. For more information visit CURA.
In 2013, the West Virginia Center for Children’s Justice launched a program called Handle With Care. The collaborative program is meant to help children who’ve experienced abuse, neglect or other types of trauma succeed in school. The program that started on the West Side of Charleston is now expanding across the state and in other communities across the nation.
To see the schedule of PBS productions please visit WV PBS.
Please visit the following link to learn about the West Virginia Governor's Internship Program. www.wv.gov/gip
USDA: Seeks Applications for Grants to Help Repair Housing in Rural Areas. The funds are being made available in USDA Rural Development's Housing Preservation Grant program. Eligible applicants include town or county governments, public agencies, federally recognized Indian Tribes, and non-profit and faith-based organizations. USDA does not provide funding directly to homeowners under this program.
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Adult Protection: A Community Responsibility. Abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of incapacitated adults is one of the most under reported incidents in West Virginia and is happening everyday in your community. If you suspect adult abuse contact 1.800.352.6513 for assistance. To learn more about Adult Protective Services visit DHHR.
West Virginia's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Call line: the first statewide 24-hour substance abuse call line, providing those battling substance abuse with information about specialized treatment and recovery services. The call line will also provide services to those battling other behavioral health struggles, such as suicide and depression. For additional information call 844.HELP4WV
West Virginia Child Care Association: WVCCA represents companies throughout the state of West Virginia that operate a wide variety of behavioral health and child welfare programs statewide for the most vulnerable and difficult children in WV-children who have experienced abuse, neglect, emotional and behavior disabilities, substance abuse and/or delinquency. For more information visit WVCCA.
For a listing of West Virginia Addiction Recovery Centers visit Recovery for more information.
Making Friends Changing Lives: Compeer is an award winning volunteer program that helps break down the stigma associated with mental illness, through friendship and social support. Get started today call 304.768.8924 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KISRA: Changing behaviors, changing lives, changing futures for West Virginia families. At KISRA (the Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, Inc.) we've been about families since we first came to be in 1993. Creating stronger ones. Better educated ones. More empowered ones, ready to change the course of their lives and contribute to our community. To learn more visit KISRA.
Schoenbaum Center: The Schoenbaum Center helps over 20,000 people each year with resources to improve their health, safety, education, income and happiness and provides over 70 jobs plus many volunteer opportunities. The Schoenbaum Center serves as a shining example of hope and compassion by enriching families, businesses and the community. To learn more about the center visit Schoenbaum Center.
Cabell County Public Library : Information and Referral database- where you can find the answers to common questions. Their mission is to link people with needs to the appropriate resources to meet their needs. For additional information visit Cabell County Public Library.
For information about upcoming events at Cabela's please visit events.
To view a full schedule of Multifest activities please visit Multifest.
Volunteer West Virginia: the state's Commission for National and Community Service, challenges West Virginians to strengthen their communities through service and volunteerism. Through our programs and services, we identify and mobilize resources, promote an ethic of service, and empower communities to solve problems and improve the quality of life for individuals and families. For additional information visit Volunteer West Virginia.
Farm Launch Program: The Farm Launch Start-Up Loan Program will assist local, small, and beginning farmers who meet certain criteria by providing up to $50,000 in start-up funding for working capital, livestock, equipment, etc. There will also be an additional emphasis given for those beginning farmers who have served in our nation’s armed service. Farm Launch is based on three core components: •INVEST – providing financing for working capital •EDUCATE – providing access to educational tools and resources •MENTOR – providing an FCV advisor/ mentor for additional information visit Farm Launch
Free Mentor: Score's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. For additional information visit WVSCORE .
Labor Ready: Labor Ready puts people to work in good jobs with great companies across the United States and Canada. For additional information visit Labor Ready.
West Virginia's African American Sites: African-Americans play a pivotal role in the culture and history of West Virginia. Rooted in servitude, their brave efforts would help tame wilderness, build industry and create the only state born of the Civil War. For additional information visit West Virginia's African American Sites.
WV Interfaith Ministry (WVIRM) & WV Friends of Syrian Refugees (WVFSRR): WVIRM Is a group of clergy and laypersons in Charleston, WV. WVFSR is a group of concerned citizens in Morgantown and Charleston, with paid staff funded by the WV Syrian American Medical Society. There goals are to promote interfaith and cross -cultural understanding. And to support and assist Catholic Charities to resettle Syrian/other refugees in WV. Fact Sheet for more information visit for more information visit WVIRM.
Goodwill: The mission of Goodwill Industries of the Kanawha Valley, Inc. is to assist people with disabilities or those who are otherwise vocationally disadvantaged to full participation and integration into society. For information regarding upcoming events please visit events .
Property Rescue Initiative is a $1 million-a-year loan funding set aside to provide capital investment for people with solid plans to remove or rehab abandoned buildings. For additional information visit Property Rescue Initiative.
CORE: It only takes one person. Please register as an Organ, Tissue and Cornea Donor. For additional information click here.
National Business Resources
Minority Business Development Agency ( U.S. Department Of Commerce).
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
SBA Calendar of Events.
SBA Government Contracting Online Classroom.
Federal Business Opportunities (FBO)
Minority Business Development Centers- SBA continues to work in conjunction with other federal partners to improve services and programs for America's entrepreneurs and business owners. The Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency has posted new Federal Funding Opportunity on www.grants.gov (MBDA-OBD-2016-2004577) . Please visit the MBDA Internet Portal at www.mbda.gov for more information
Local Business Resources
Score's Upcoming Events
Minority Business Expo