Pocahontas County Family Resource Network director Laura Young accepted the 2017 West Virginia Nonprofit Association Award for Excellence October 12.
Laura Lee Haddad, Executive Director of the West Virginia Nonprofit Association, presented the award at the Leadership Summit held at the Charleston Marriott Town Center.
Created by the West Virginia Nonprofit Association, the Nonprofit Awards for Excellence are designed to recognize the accomplishments of West Virginia’s nonprofit organizations and increase awareness of the impact these organizations have on our communities.
There were a total of 18 organizations, in three budget categories, who applied for an excellence award. Pocahontas County FRN won in the under $300,000 annual budget category.
Young explained that the mission of the FRN focuses on six outcomes for families and children in Pocahontas County. They are:
• to achieve and maintain good physical and mental health
• to be ready to succeed in school
• to possess marketable skills and have access to good jobs
• to ensure that parents have adequate resources to protect, nurture, educate and support their children
• to ensure that our children live in permanent, stable homes
• to ensure that our families are safe in their homes and communities