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 Frank Gahl, Development with the Prestera Center. He talked about the center, which has been leading the way in quality behavioral health care and addictions treatment programs for 50 years in the Huntington and Charleston, WV market. From outpatient treatment to residential substance abuse treatment to crisis prevention, Prestera helps get you or your family back on the road to wellness.
The Prestera Foundation is having their annual fall event which is schedule for October 14, 2016 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites. This years theme is Beatles Invasion. The event promises to full of good food, auction items and of course Beatles music by Rubber Soul band.
Call 304-341-0511 x1692 for ticket and sponsorships.
We also interviewed Margaret Taylor, Program Director and Dee Thompson, Youth Services Coordinator at the YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter.
Margaret talked about the mission of the shelter. They provide emergency shelter and supportive services around the clock, every day of the year for homeless single women, women with children, men with custody of their children and intact families. Their 75-bed facility offers a secure, healthy environment with crisis intervention, case management and counseling to help individuals achieve long-term self-sufficiency. They maintain a successful recidivism rate of about five (5) percent annually, well below the national average of individuals returning to shelters. They also operate the YWCA Sojourner’s Job Education/Readiness Center to provide education and job-readiness training for any and all homeless adults, regardless of their place of refuge. Recovering from and preventing future homelessness is the goal for all who take shelter with them.
Dee talked about the children’s programs which includes; computer and art classes, tutoring, drug-free education, supportive counseling and field trips. Recovering from and preventing future homelessness is the goal for all who take shelter with them.
We also interviewed Jeff Sandridge, Co-chair of the Guys Night Out committee. Guys Night Out (GNO) is an WVU football watching event that benefits the YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter. The 11th Annual GNO event is scheduled for October 29, 2016 at McJunkin Redman Corporation at 835 Hillcrest Drive in Charleston, WV. Plenty of fun, food, football, tailgate games, auction items and raising monies for the Sojourner’s Shelter.
Tickets are only $75. And table sponsorships are available.
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 our Assistant Producer, Hali Wheeler.