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Serving McDowell County for 70 Years.

The Highland Educational Project (HEP) has been an outreach ministry of the Diocese of West Virginia for more than 70 years.  It is located in Welch in McDowell County, in one of the most impoverished areas of the country. 

 

Hundreds of families in McDowell County, West Virginia are in need of support. Of the 18,000 residents, more than 30 percent live at or below the national poverty level. 

McDowell County may sound familiar to you. It has made national headlines for drug-related deaths, been featured in documentaries, and was the setting for the book and movie "The Glass Castle", starring Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts. Unfortunately, each focused on true hardships, misfortune, and the everyday struggles faced daily by those in poverty.

HEP supports various programs including home repairs, addiction recovery, and family, youth, and children's programs. Today's needs are immense, and your support is needed. Each helping hand can make a difference as we seek to enrich the lives of those who reside in the southern-most area of the state.

The Diocese has revitalized its ministry to focus on four areas: spiritual, educational, physical/nutritional, and environmental. The goal includes various programs and projects to lift up West Virginia's poorest of the poor with support through programming - and prayer.

history of hep

HEP has undergone revitalization and renewed its ministry to focus on four areas: Environmental, Physical/Nutritional, Spiritual, and Educational. Each of these ministries is equally important when it comes to the rehabilitation of McDowell County. 

COMMUNITY CLEANUPS
HOME REPAIRS
WEATHERIZATION
ACCESS RAMPS
SPORTS CAMPS
MOBILE MEDICINE
DENTAL CARE
FITNESS PROGRAMS
PLAYGROUND REPAIRS
COUNSELING
RECOVERY
VBS
PRAYER GROUPS
BIBLE STUDIES
YOUTH PROGRAMS
ADULT LITERACY
TUTORING
BOOK CORNERS
READING CAMPS
STORY TIME

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Christ has no body but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes with which he looks with compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands with which he blesses all the world. Discipleship is about focusing on Jesus, following in the footsteps of Jesus, becoming his hands and feet in the world.

 

- Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

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