Health & Welfare

Burlington United Methodist Family Services

Burlington United Methodist Family Services provides community-based services including adoption, foster care, and youth services to people Burlington United Methodist Family Servicesaround West Virginia. Agency services are provided from Beckley, Burlington, Charleston, Elkins, Fairmont, Grafton, Keyser, Morgantown, and Oakland, MD. The Burlington Campus has three residential treatment homes for youth, and includes a group home for girls and a school on-site.

Virginia Higgins Grant

Virginia Higgins grant funds are designed to encourage United Methodist involvement in Health and Welfare Ministries, especially in the areas of child care, aging, health care, and people with handicapping conditions. Grants are also awarded to organizations, institutions, and programs related to the West Virginia Conference and other units of the general United Methodist Church through residential or non-residential ministries, including, but not limited to, domestic violence, health care and homelessness. For more information download the grant guidelines. Applications are due annually by April 15. Download the application here!

Hunger Grants

Hunger grants are awarded each year and support food pantries and other agencies that help the hungry in our society. Funds may be used to buy food and food-related items (i.e. nutrition education, storage,hunger program development). Funds do not cover administrative costs, salaries, clothing closets, or utility payments for clients. Download an application here, or contact Joy Hicks for more information. Read guidelines here.

Golden Cross Offering

This special offering helps support the health and welfare agencies in the Annual Conference. Golden Cross Sunday is observed in the spring, but can also be recognized on all fifth Sundays, and any Sunday in Advent.