April Fetty, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), has been named the new site director for the Wellspring Family Services office in Huntington, WV. Fetty brings nearly twenty years of experience in behavioral health to her new position. Her previous experience includes an emphasis on substance abuse treatment for women. Fetty earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Counseling and Rehabilitation from Marshall University. She is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC).
"To tackle the challenges, we have to be resilient. Resiliency is what keeps us able to survive and adapt, what keeps us strong and flexible to meet the needs of our state’s children. Resiliency is what we strive to build in our kids so that they can be successful and healthy, in spite of the hardships they are facing."
Wellspring Family Services invites families in the community to attend free Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!™ classes. The program is designed for parents of toddlers and young children up to 6 years of age. The curriculum focuses on reducing whining, arguing, frustration, bedtime hassles, struggles over eating, morning craziness, and more. Childcare, workbooks, and refreshments are provided. Transportation assistance may be available.
Tom Bowman, LSW, a case manager in the Weirton Wellspring office, will be the facilitator for the classes. The classes provide practical techniques that help parents achieve respectful and healthy relationships with their children. The skills are easy to learn, change lives, and raise the odds of raising responsible kids.
The Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!™ classes will begin on Thursday, April 13th at 5:30 pm, located at the Weirton Wellspring office, 3200 Main Street. There will be 6 class sessions. To register or for more information, call the Weirton Wellspring office at 304-748-3768.
The project is funded by a mini-grant awarded by the TEAM for West Virginia Children. Funding for the mini-grants is provided with support from the West Virginia Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health through combined federal funding sources.
Wellspring Family Services, the community-based counseling division of Crittenton Services, Inc., welcomes new site directors for its Parkersburg and New Martinsville offices.
Lya Burgess is the site director for the New Martinsville office. Burgess brings 22 years of therapy practice to the position. Prior to joining Crittenton, she conducted her solo private practice. Burgess earned a Regents BA from West Virginia State University, with an emphasis in Human Services. She went on to earn her MSW from West Virginia University in 1995. Burgess has been a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LICSW) in West Virginia since 2001. In her free time, Lya enjoys participating in horse shows with her quarter horse.
The site director position for the Parkersburg Wellspring Family Services office marks a promotion for Shannon Morris. Morris began working as a therapist in that office in 2015. She has more than a decade of experience in providing residential and outpatient services. Morris holds an Associate Degree in Human Services & Corrections from Hocking College and a Regents BA with an emphasis in Sociology from West Virginia University. She earned her MSW at West Virginia University in 2014. In addition to finding fun activities to do with her kids, Shannon likes to explore out-of-the-way small towns.
Wellspring Family Services offers outpatient and in-home counseling services to children, families and adults for more than 30 years. Wellspring therapists assist individuals and families struggling with behavioral health issues like depression, behavioral problems, addiction, divorce, parenting concerns, problems at schools, family relationships and emotional issues. Last year, more than 1700 clients chose Wellspring Family Services as a mental health provider. Wellspring Family Services has 7 offices serving 21 counties throughout West Virginia.
Wellspring Family Services, a division of Crittenton Services, is cutting the ribbon on a new outpatient and home-based counseling office in Huntington, thanks to a grant provided by philosophy’s Hope & Grace Initiative.
Huntington Mayor Steve Williams will cut the ribbon at 11:00 a.m. with an open house to follow.
The Cabell County office, located on 1596 Washington Blvd. in Huntington, will bring much-needed outpatient and home-based services to the southwestern part of West Virginia, adding three service counties to 18 other counties where Wellspring has an established presence. The Huntington office will serve Cabell, Wayne and Putnam counties. New service site selection was based on needs assessments and recommendations from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.
Wellspring Family Services has been helping children, families and individuals with professional counseling services for more than 30 years. Offices serve as hubs, from which trauma-focused therapists visit clients at home, in schools, and in other community settings. Because Wellspring clients are predominantly children and adolescents, the entire family is part of the therapeutic process, making home-based care a convenient and effective approach to care delivery. Wellspring currently has offices in Weirton, Wheeling, New Martinsville, Morgantown, and Harrisville, Huntington and Parkersburg. Last year, more than 1400 clients chose Wellspring Family Services as a mental health provider.
“We are excited to become an important part of the Huntington area and surrounding communities. We know the need is there and we look forward to helping many children and families through our trauma-focused clinicians,” said Beverly Petrelli, Chief Operating Officer.
Crittenton Services, Inc. is planning its Second Annual Founding Father’s Trail Run/Walk 5K on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at Grand Vue Park, Moundsville, WV.
The Founding Father’s Trail Run/Walk 5K offers a challenging off-road course for runners and walkers. It will take place on Grand Vue’s scenic hiking trail, winding through the rugged hills of the park. This course is 3.1 miles (5K), beginning and ending adjacent to Grand Vue’s Red Barn.
The Crittenton agency began in Wheeling as the Florence Crittenton Home 121 years ago. Charles Crittenton was an active social reformer of the late 19th Century, organizing more than 100 Crittenton homes to help women in need. The race is to honor him and will raise money for Crittenton’s much-needed services to children and adults from across West Virginia.
“We are thrilled to offer this exciting, unique event again this year. Last year’s participants loved the course. We look forward to an even more exciting, successful run again this year,” said Stacy Rich, Director of Marketing, Crittenton Services.
Participants will receive a dri-fit race shirt, a participation medal and a light lunch following the race. There are also several door prizes, including a round of golf at the Moundsville Country Club and gift certificates to The 19th Hole.
This is a timed race. Age groups and awards are as follows:
· Top 3 Male/Female Runners
· Top 3 Male/Female Walkers
· Age groups: 1-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Online pre-registration is available at www.florencecrittenton.net. Registration is $35. Prizes will be awarded for the top male and female finishers in each age category; overall prizes will also be awarded.
Sponsors include Gold, Khourey & Turak; Anthem, Inc.; First Choice America; Phillips, Gardill, Kaiser & Altmeyer; Grisell Funeral Homes; Joe Canestraro; Linebacker, Inc.; Hudson Premier PT and Fitness; MedExpress Urgent Care; Valley Pain Management; and Belmont Savings Bank.
Wellspring Family Services, a division of Crittenton Services, is cutting the ribbon today on a new outpatient and home-based counseling office in Harrisville, thanks to a grant provided by philosophy’s Hope & Grace Initiative.
Harrisville Mayor Alan Haught will cut the ribbon at 11:00 a.m. with an open house to follow.
The Ritchie County office, located on 2479 Ellenboro Road inside Windfall Station in Harrisville, will tie together service areas in north central West Virginia, where Wellspring has an established presence, with its Morgantown and New Martinsville offices. New service site selection was based on needs assessments and recommendations from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.
Wellspring Family Services has been helping children, families and individuals with professional counseling services for more than 30 years. Offices serve as hubs, from which trauma-focused therapists visit clients at home, in schools, and in other community settings. Because Wellspring clients are predominantly children and adolescents, the entire family is part of the therapeutic process, making home-based care a convenient and effective approach to care delivery. Wellspring currently has offices in Weirton, Wheeling, New Martinsville, Morgantown, and Parkersburg. Last year, more than 1400 clients chose Wellspring Family Services as a mental health provider.
“We are excited to become an important part of Ritchie County’s communities. We know that our master’s level clinicians will provide a much-needed service for children and families, helping them with all of their behavioral health needs. Many of our clients can be seen in the comfort of their own homes and schools,” said Beverly Petrelli, Chief Operating Officer.
Crittenton Services is proudly celebrating its 120th anniversary of serving families throughout the State of West Virginia. The agency will mark this monumental birthday on Saturday, April 9, 2016, with a Celebrate in Pink gala at Oglebay Resort’s Glessner Auditorium.
As we are marking an anniversary year, we have decided to make this year's event the final Pink. Guests will celebrate in style while dining on a gourmet meal and dancing to the live sounds of the Cleveland-based band, TCB.
Crittenton will celebrate current and past clients with the “Faces of Crittenton,” stunning photos of those Crittenton serves, at the event.
Tickets are available for $120 each and may be purchased online at www.florencecrittenton.net or by calling Crittenton at 304.242.7060. Valet parking is available at the event. Oglebay is offering discounted rates at Wilson Lodge for the evening. For more information on rooms and reservations, contact Oglebay Park at (304) 243-4090.
Celebrate in Pink is made possible by the generous support of area sponsors. Title sponsors for this year's event are The Christian Fellowship Foundation and the The Fitzsimmons Law Firm. Major sponsors include: WesBanco, Williams, Commonwealth Financial Services, The Health Plan of the Upper Ohio Valley, and the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Other sponsors include Bayer Federal Credit Union, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Main Street Bank, Riesbeck's Food Markets, Panhandle Cleaning & Restoration, West Liberty University, Glessner & Associates, WTRF, Lamar, and iHeart Media.