We call ourselves The Change Agents - we have a clear vision of what we want to accomplish, are building relationships on trust, asking the tough questions, and are patient yet persistent in seeing change through.

We believe that fighting the old is not the way to move forward. The only way to move forward is by building new. Building new is exactly what we plan to do. We want to shine some light on those who have been ignored, those who have been beaten down, and those who have no support. We want to advocate for them, be their voices, and build them up to their full potential. Because, as a community, we succeed when we raise one another up.

Being a Change Agent is rewarding, but it is no easy task. We hear a lot of, “Oh, I didn’t know that” or “What can be done?” We hope to use this space as a way to raise awareness and advocate for change and shed some light on issues that are plaguing our community.

Through our work in a very short period of time we helped over 40 people get into detox, rehab or housing. But we don’t want our work to stop there. There is so much more to be done, and we hope you will join us on our journey.

The Change Initiative WV