HealthWise Hinton brings person-centered benefits assistance event to historic Freight Depot

HINTON, W.Va. – West Virginians living in the greater Hinton area are invited to a daylong event focused on helping them learn more, ask questions, and enroll in several programs and services to help them and their families stay healthy and thrive. These are free or low-cost programs and services for those who are eligible.

It’s the first of its kind in West Virginia—a person-centered benefits enrollment assistance event where individuals can confidentially speak with experts from each program about eligibility and services provided and be guided through the enrollment process.

“Sometimes, people have no idea if they’re eligible for a program and don’t know who to talk to—like for health insurance, housing, child care, or food assistance. They may call a program office, and the person on the phone can’t answer their questions. Sometimes, organizations hold a health fair or outreach event and expect people to share personal financial information in front of strangers, which isn’t safe,” said Kelli Caseman, a coordinator for the event and director of the nonprofit Think Kids.

“We’re piloting a one-stop shop event where people can talk to professionals from these federal, state, and local programs who want to enroll and support individuals to be healthy,” she said.

Individuals can schedule appointments to speak to a wealth of experts who will take the time to answer their questions and ensure they receive the necessary information and assistance tailored to their needs.

Individuals can also attend without an appointment and speak to a variety of partner agencies that will have tables of information.

Refreshments will be provided, and door prizes will be awarded hourly.

Individuals can complete this form to sign up for appointments or call REACHH at 304-466-2226.


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