Community Resources, Inc. (CRI), is pleased to announce that they will be the new Administrative agency for the FaithLink and the Child Care Food Programs (CCFP). This new affiliation will go into effect on May 1, 2014. Both of these Programs have proven to be very effective in providing needed services to our communities and provide the opportunity to coordinate with and complement the existing Programs provided by CRI.

Child Nutrition Programs are available to all children. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint alleging discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call, toll free, (866)632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay at (800)877-8339 or (800)845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information contact Jessica Moyer (304)485-9238 or by email   jmoyer@cricap.org

The FaithLink Program assists individuals who are seniors (60+), those with a disability or chronic illness to maintain independence in their home. These services are provided by a volunteer base of approximately 150 members who provide transportation and other assistance services. To inquire about these services or learn about more about the program, please call 304-485-9238, ext. 31 or by email at   FaithLink@cricap.org

The CCFP provides reimbursement for meals and snacks to child care providers who care for children in their home in the same counties that CRI currently serves. For more information on this Program, please contact Lynn Greenly at 304-485-9238, ext. 18 or by email at   CCFP@cricap.org

CRI currently provides the following assistance services:

Immediate Emergency Assistance
Safe and Affordable Housing
Home improvements for weatherization designed to reduce energy consumption
Family Development Counseling
Financial Counseling and Individual Development Accounts
Free Income Tax Preparation
Social Security Representative Payee
Senior Apartment Housing

Lewis Newberry, Executive Director said "The impact and strength of these programs already is substantial. Collaborating with them under the umbrella of services that CRI offers will create efficiencies that will increase the financial resources available to directly serve the individuals in all programs. We are honored that CRI was given this opportunity and excited about the opportunities this affiliation will bring with our common missions of service to others." About Community Resources, Inc.

Community Resources, Inc. (CRI) was organized as a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) agency in 1986. It is the sole Community Action Agency for the eleven county area known as West Central West Virginia. CRI serves low to moderate income individuals and families in those eleven counties by promoting the spirit of communities through leadership, education, resources and opportunities that empower families to become self-sufficient, thus creating a community where everyone is a part of the solution.

Serving Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wetzel, Wirt, and Wood counties.

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