REACHH-Family Resource Center was founded in 1986 right here in Hinton, WV. We provide a comprehensive and coordinated arrray or needed services including: outreach, crisis intervention, advocacy, information, referrals and linkages, multi-disciplinary service planning, case management, counseling, group support, community education and children's recreational and educational programs. The staff and volunteers of REACHH-FRC will respond to problems of family and peer violence and abuse, juvenile delinquency and related issues. REACHH-FRC is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions and donations are tax deductible.
Doris received a Bachelor in Social Work from WVU and almost exactly 20
years later received a Master of Science in Management from Marshall University. She
worked in the mental health field in West Virginia and Texas. Prior to coming to REACHH-
FRC she worked for West Virginians for Affordable Health Care as the as the Southern
Regional Coordinator and Deputy Executive
Starting Points Coordinator
JoAnn Miller has been the Starting Points Coordinator at REACHH since 1998. She is the mother of four children and a proud grandmother of two grandsons. She graduated from Bluefield State College in 1995 with an Associate Degree in Nursing. She previously worked with West Virginia Birth to Three before coming to REACHH. She enjoys working with children and families. Having a child with special needs, she understands how to help families navigate the system with services, disability applications, and issues with schools such as IEPs and 504 plans. She says "Working at REACHH is rewarding and I wouldn't want to work anywhere else!"
After School & Summer Fun Coordinator
Candace Harless is the After School Program, Summer Fun and Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Coordinator at REACHH Family Resource Center. Candace is a graduate from Concord University with a Bachelors in Social Work. Her goal is to empower and support the youth in our community. Candace spends her free time exploring with her dogs and attending community events.
Administrative Assistant/ Data Tech
Crystale Farmer is an Admisinstrative Assistant and Data Tech at REACHH-FRC . Crystale has been a part of Mercer county all her life. She is a graduate of American National University where she received her Associates degree in Business Administration Management. She is married and has three wonderful children that are her whole world. Crystale enjoys helping people and helping them see that they can flourish to new heights.
Brittanie is a graduate from Summers County High School and is currently our AmeriCorps Member, primarily assisting with the After School Program. She made the decision to come to REACHH as an AmeriCorps member because she is passionate about serving and supporting the youth in the community. She attends Liberty University where is Majoring in Criminal Justice. In her free time, Brittanie spends most of her time coaching cheerleading, spending time with friends, and helping out in the community any time she can!
Parents as Teachers Program Coordinator
Jennifer has been a Parent Educator with our Parents as Teachers Program since October of 2008. She was born and raised in Hinton, West Virginia and is the proud mother to three beautiful daughters. She loves working with children! Jennifer discovered her passion when her first child was born premature with many developmental delays. Having someone come into her home to help her daughter met developmental milestones before she went to pre-school, was life changing. Jennifer loves the feeling of giving back what was given to her family.
Jeff was born in Hinton and has spent most of his life in Summers County. He has 25 years of experience in early childhood education, has coached and mentored youth athletes, and counts himself as a strong advocate for fatherhood involvement. He is a former U.S. Army paratrooper and in his free time, he enjoys motorcycling, fishing, travel, and spending time with his 2 children and 7 grandchildren.
Viola Hairston, is a parent educator at REACHH- FRC born in Welch, West Virginia. She has 9 siblings, 3 on the maternal side and 6 on the paternal side. She has been happily married for over 30 years with 4 children, 18 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. She attended school in McDowell County and got her GED in 2004. She attended Bluefield State in 2005 where she graduated with a B.S in Buisness Administration in 2012 She is the director of a young adult choir, Devotional Leader and Bishop of her church. She tires to help when and where she is needed. She loves working with families to empower them so they know their worth.
Child Advocacy Center
Child Advocacy Center Coordinator/ Forensic Interviewer
Lynda Lancaster is the Program Director and Forensic Interviewer at the REACHH-CAC. Following more than 25 years in nonprofit and government service, Lynda returned to WV in 2011 to make a difference in the lives of the families and children of Summers County and found her calling as head of the CAC. An avid reader and advocate for children, Lynda's favorite pastime is spoiling her grandchildren.
Child Advocacy Center- Victim & Family Advocate
Felisha Hartwell is the Family Advocate for the Child Advocacy Center. She has 13 years of experience working with the children and families of Summers and Monroe Counties. Felisha is the proud mother of one child. Her passion is to serve families. Felisha believes that “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. Felisha knows that in life we come across situations where we just do not know what to do. She understands that you have to start somewhere and she is here to help folks take that first step. She feels honored to be part of REACHH-FRC/CAC family.
Kimberly has lived in southern West Virginia her entire life. For the past 10 years, she has worked as a lead teacher for the CASE Mercer County Head Start Program. She received her Master of Social Work Degree (MSW) from Concord University in 2016. After graduation, Kim successfully passed the graduate level board exam and is now practicing as a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW). Kim aspires to complete the requirements to become a clinically licensed practitioner and registered play therapist under the supervision of Patricia Grady. In her free time, Kim enjoys spending time with her husband, Chad, and their two lovely doggies, Joey and Abbey.
Patty Grady LICSW
Patty Grady attended Florida State University and continued training to become a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Her expertise is working with children and families and she has over thirty years of experience providing services in a major urban hospital and school system. She is certified in Trauma Focus-Cognitive Behavior Therapy (the treatment of choice for children who have experienced trauma and loss). Patty is currently working to be certified in Play Therapy. Ms. Grady has three children and two grandchildren. She loves all outdoor activities and playing the bagpipes. She is passionate about her work helping families heal and grow.
Samantha attended Concord University where she received her Master of Social Work degree in 2018. After graduation, Samantha successfully passed the graduate level licensure exam and is now practicing as a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW). Samantha is certified in Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is the treatment of choice for working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and/or loss. Samantha is currently working towards becoming licensed in Play Therapy, under the supervision of Patty Grady.