Highland Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.
The show is a collaboration with Highland Hospital, Kanawha County Schools and Suddenlink Communications.
The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.
We interviewed Sarah Brown, President YWCA Board of Directors and Jane Powell, Chairperson of the WOA Luncheon.
Sarah gave us a brief overview of the YWCA mission and programs. She stated that the YWCA has evolved into the city’s most diverse and comprehensive network of social service programs helping more that 10,000 individuals in the past year.
YWCA has evolved into the city’s most diverse and comprehensive network of social service programs. YWCA programs, facilities and services assist more than 10,000 individuals each year:
YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter for Homeless Women and Families serve homeless single women, women with children, men with custody of their children and intact families.
YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program provides safety and security for battered and homeless women and children along with counseling, advocacy and education.
YWCA Shanklin Center for Senior Enrichment provides permanent housing for disabled, abused senior women and the YWCA Alicia McCormick Transitional Housing is provided for those transitioning to self-sufficiency. YWCA Empowerment Homes provide permanent housing for a small community of chronically homeless, disabled women.
YWCA Mel Wolf Child Development Center provides affordable, quality childcare including pre-school and after-school programs for single mothers and working families so they can pursue educational opportunities or participate in the workforce. The program is available to all income levels.
The YWCA retail shops, YWCA Past & Present and YWCA 2nd Seating, generate income for our Alicia McCormick Transitional Housing and Shanklin Center, respectively, by selling donated clothing, furniture, electronics, and household items at affordable prices. Clothing from Past & Present is made available to our residents in need.
Jane talked about the inspiration that each honoree brings to the event, which is scheduled for March 4, 2016 beginning at noon at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, WV.
The honorees this year are: Denise Burgess, Sara Busse, Mary Jean Davis, and Daven Burroughs. During the TV show, we interviewed each one of them regarding what the award means to them and why this community is so important to them.
Special thanks to Huntington Bank for being the presenting sponsor and Brickstreet Insurance for sponsoring the Empowerment Award.
To purchase a ticket call 304-340-3557 or click here.
If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-348-1417.
Special thanks to Ayla Santos our Assistant Producer.