W. Va. Healthy Kids and Families Coalition

growing healthy children and families


West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families is working to utilize volunteers to accomplish its mission.  If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail Stephen Smith or call him at 304-610-6512.

Host Your Own Community Meeting

The West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition, in conjunction with 37 partner organizations, is conducting a “community meeting campaign” across the state.  These meetings are designed to identify policy solutions and local leaders, like you, who are willing to take action to fight for those policies.  This campaign is beginning in the fall of 2012, but this is just a start.  We are prepared to work as long as it takes to turnaround the circumstances facing our kids and families.

We invite you and your organization, church, school, union, chamber of commerce, law firm, Rotary Club, sports club, service agency, or other group to join us as we discuss what can be done to fight child and family poverty, and who among us will step forward to fight for that change.  Think of all the children in your extended family - imagine if 1 in 3 was living in poverty, closed off from food, health, and parental support.  You would do everything in your power to help them.  West Virginia's family is hurting.  1 in 3 of our young children is suffering.  Will you act?  We are especially looking for children and parents to step forward and take leadership in this fight for change.  Contact Stephen Smith at ssmith@wvhealthykids.org for more information.

Download: How to Host a Community Meeting on Child Poverty