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  • Writer's pictureJim Strawn

Roark-Sullivan: Helping the Homeless Since 1981

What a great year. Thank you. Looking forward to '19.

The Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center is an independent non-profit agency serving the Kanawha Valley of West Virginia and a provider of emergency shelter, transitional, and permanent supportive housing to those experiencing homelessness. In addition to housing assistance after care and supportive services such as rapid rehousing, attainment of Social Security and other eligible benefits, referrals for substance abuse and mental health treatment, healthcare coordination, peer counseling, and other case management services for individuals 18 years of age and older and experiencing homelessness.

Our mission is to provide a supportive environment and comprehensive services for individuals who are experiencing the crisis of homelessness so they can get back on their feet, become as self-sufficient as their abilities will allow, and provide them with the skills that will assist them in not returning to homelessness.

The Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center was formed in 1981 as the Charleston Men’s Emergency Shelter through an initiative led by the City of Charleston to address the local issue of homelessness. Over the years we have grown in tremendous ways increasing and diversifying our services with the goal of ending chronic and Veterans homelessness.

As the year 2018 comes to a close, we are thankful for the support from people in the Kanawha Valley. We have laid a solid foundation for 2019 and we look forward to a prosperous year.

If you would like to help us with our mission with a tax-deductible contribution, please click here. Thank you. Make it a great holiday season.

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