• Jim Strawn

Julia Black Family & Friends Christmas for All

We are a local non-profit agency that has had the privilege to serve thousands of individuals experiencing homelessness during its 30+ years of service. Over the past 34 years, we have grown in tremendous ways; increasing and diversifying our services and adding locations that offer various programs. This assistance is essential to those experiencing homelessness in order to gain or regain the skills necessary to become self-sufficient and get back on their feet again.

The 60-bed Giltinan Center located at 505 Leon Sullivan Way, remains at a 99% capacity year round. This means that on any given night there could be 59 people sleeping on the streets of Charleston if our shelter did not exist. Of those, 30% are Veterans.

On Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 11:30 - 1:00 p.m., we are hosting our annual 'Julia Black Family & Friends Christmas for All" benefiting those in need during the holiday season. The event includes food donated by many local businesses. The event is full of tasty treats from area chefs. The dinner is served at Manna Meal. Music accompanied by the One-And-Only, Bob Thompson Unit.

We are looking for sponsors. Thank you.

No amount is too small.

Please donate by clicking here.

Your assistance will touch the lives of over 2000 individuals. The support of our community is essential in making this event successful.

Thank you for your consideration in making someone's season a little brighter this Christmas.

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Giltinan Center

505 Leon Sullivan Way

Charleston, WV 25301


Roark-Sullivan Transitional Living for Veterans

507 Leon Sullivan Way

Charleston, WV 25301


Roark-Sullivan Veterans Service Center

1015 Smith Street

Charleston, WV 25301​

Liberty Center

609 & 611 Shrewsbury Street

Charleston, WV 25301


Twin Cities Center

100 MacCorkle Avenue

St. Albans, WV 25177

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