Family Resource Network


The Wetzel County Family Resource Network is currently going through a transition period. During this time, updates will be made when possible, however until this transition is completed, regular updates will not be posted, and events will not be planned.

Please continue to use the published directory on our website for needed services. We are looking forward to completing this process and getting back to work supporting the people of Wetzel County.

It’s that time of year again! Do your holiday cleaning and help out the Wetzel County Family Resource Network.

The FRN is sponsoring their annual Free Clothing / Housewares / Toys Distribution. We will accept the following donation:

  • Clothing of any size, including shoes, belts, hats and coats
  • Material
  • Curtains
  • Bed linens
  • Toys and books
  • Housewares, including dishes, pots and pans, and towels. (Mismatched sets are fine, too!)

Please make sure all donations are either new or in good used condition.

We are unable to accept the following items:

  • Large appliances
  • Furniture
  • Tires

You can drop off items at the Lewis Wetzel Family Center on:

Tuesday, December 12th
Wednesday, December 13th
Thursday December 14th

You can drop off items between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

Please feel welcome to come and shop with us on Friday, December 15th from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM. This is a free distribution that is open to anyone regardless of income. Come along, and brink a friend.

Call the FRN office at 304-771-8533 or email us at with any questions. Also be sure to “Like” us on Facebook and check back on our website to follow our events.

Thank you so much for supporting our effort!

This project is made possible with financial assistance from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

The Academic Support Center, in collaboration with NAMI, will be hosting a FREE screening of the movie “ELIZABETH BLUE”, one young woman’s story of life with schizophrenia. Join us this Thursday, September 21, 2017  at 6:00pm in the B&O Auditorium! Popcorn and candy included!

Please RSVP 304.214.8923 or EMAIL HERE

Only two lunch & learn sessions left for this year! This one on Sept. 26 and the Small Business Risk Management on Oct. 24.

LUNCH & LEARN SERIES: Exercise Hacks for the Office
September 26, 2017 AT NOON

This Lunch & Learn topic is one that is on a lot of office workers minds: the effects of sitting long periods at a desk. At this event you will learn:

  • How it affects posture
  • Demonstrations of exercises you can do at your desk
  • Ways to break up your work day to reduce stress and improve movement

This event will be held at noon Tuesday, Sept. 26, at WVNCC, New Martinsville Campus, Room 110.

The presenter, Sarah Shepherd, MS, ATC, NASM-PES is a founder and owner of Prodigy Wellness Center (PWC). She graduated from Elon University in 2007 with a bachelor of science in athletic training and a minor in exercise and sport science. In 2009, she attended California University of Pennsylvania and graduated with honors and earned a master of science degree in athletic training and became certified as a performance enhancement specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Sarah had always enjoyed going to the gym and participating in group exercise classes and particularly liked to help people of various levels reach their fitness goals. At PWC, Sarah has been helping clients reach their fitness goals through personal training and group exercise since opening in November 2011. She is a board certified Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and is also certified in PILOXING, PiYo Strength, & Zumba and teaches Bootcamp, Tabata, TRX, Cycle & Forever Fit. Sarah is adjunct faculty at WVNCC where she teaches personal fitness and physical workout classes.

RSVP TO 304-455-3825 or email:
Lunch will be provided.

We all know about the drug issues that affect or can affect all of us in some way, shape or form. The Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce is joining forces with several other area professionals, businesses and organizations to try to be part of the solution taking steps to make folks more aware and what to do if you are concerned about someone or how it may be affecting your business.

The Chamber is offering a Drug Awareness Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, February 28th at Noon at West Virginia Northern Community College, New Martinsville Campus, Room 110. Carla McBee will be the presenter.

RSVP to 304-455-3825 or email by Monday, Feb. 27 so we can have lunch provided for you. FREE Admission. Bring a friend!

Are you a member of a Board, Commission, Council or just in general would like to know more about the Open Meetings Act and West Virginia Ethics Act? Have you ever wondered, is that correct?

The West Virginia Ethic’s Commission will be presenting The Open Meeting Act and Ethics Act on Thursday January 12, 2017 at 6:00pm in Room 110 at West Virginia Northern Community College, New Martinsville, Campus.

This program is open to the public.

Please call the Wetzel County Solid Waste Authority at 304-455-5262 or e-mail, if you have any questions or are planning to attend.

no-stigma-attachedJoin us on December 6th, 2016, for the next installment of the ‘No Stigma Attached’ series. Nancy Georges will be presenting information on Eating Disorders from Noon until 1:00 PM.

This event will be held at the B&O Auditorium in New Martinsville, West Virginia. It is part of the Special Lunch’n’Learn Series on Mental Health, and is offered through the Academic Support Center. For more information, or to RSVP, place call 304-214-8923 or email

Wetzel County Family Resource Network | PO Box 313 | New Martinsville, WV 26155

Phone: 304-815-5411 | Fax: 304-277-7833 | Email:

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