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Integrated Resources Inc. Receives State Award

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Integrated Resources Inc.

Receives State Award

Integrated Resources Inc. of Maben WV earned the 2012-2013 Outstanding Rehabilitation Small facility Award. The award was given from the West Virginia Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (WVARF) at their annual banquet and awards ceremony at the Embassy Suites in Charleston WV.

Integrated Resources Inc. was founded in 1966 as the House of Wonder with only a few clients and employees. Now Integrated Resources Inc. employs over 400 people serving clients, businesses and state and federal agencies statewide.  Integrated Resources Inc. has served the intellectually and/or physically challenged in Wyoming County since 1966. Over the course of forty-seven years, the facility that began as a one room elementary school in the early 1900s has been rebuilt into an administrative office building which also houses an early head start center, a woodworking facility complete with a show room and a dry kiln and a new behavioral health and rehabilitation facility.

Integrated Resources became a premier service provider throughout the state of West Virginia providing products and services in the following areas:  Aged and Disabled Medicaid Waiver In-Home Care; Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Members under the Medicaid Waiver Program; furniture restoration and wood working;  temporary employment and leased employment services; commercial and residential mowing and custodial services;  vocational services in conjunction with the WV Department of Rehabilitation (WVDRS); bridge monitoring services for the WV Dept. of Transportation.

In the summer of 2013, Integrated Resources Inc. also opened a new comprehensive community support program at Rt 54 in Maben and will soon open one on Rt 971 in Clear Fork WV which will provide behavioral health and rehabilitation services to people with severe and persistent mental illness. Examples of skills training/maintenance include: personal hygiene, interpersonal skills, communication, meal preparation, etc.

Could you, a friend or family member benefit from one of our services? Would you like more information about a product, service or program? Stop by our facility on Rt54 in Maben or call 304-294-5610.

Pictured with the award are workshop members: (front) Elisha Sizemore, Carl McKinney, Mariah Lester, Stephanie Mullins, Steven (Possum) Simmons, Terry Marcum. (middle) Edward Maynard, Steven Clabaugh, Jonathan Riffe, Donnie Simmons, Jerry Tolliver. (back) Shop supervisor Dave Lane.

BSA Jamboree

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West Virginia’s Second Largest City

Sends Troops to Integrated Resources

Imagine 50,000 Scouts, Venturers, volunteers, and staff from all over the country, all gathered together for one big celebration of Scouting. Held once every four years, the National Jamboree is a chance to camp out with friends, meet new friends, try high-adventure activities, learn new skills, and enjoy the outdoors. Over 10 days, there are exhibits, stadium shows with entertainment and opportunities to work on merit badges — There is something for everybody.

Close to 50,000 people lodged at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Fayette County during the July 15th through the 24th time period, making it the second largest “city” in West Virginia.

Among the hundreds of projects throughout southern WV which ranged from building trails to cleaning  streams and rivers, Integrated Resources Inc. was also a beneficiary of the good deeds and services that the Boy Scouts of America are historically noted for.  Integrated Resources Inc. who’s specialty is providing community services, found itself on the receiving end of possibly the largest community service project of its kind in the country.

Troop F303 primarily of the Florida/Georgia areas along with Venture Scouts, brought plenty of energy to help with various projects at IRI’s Maben complex.  A newly built Comprehensive Community Support Program building that will open its doors in the very near future, needed that finishing touch. That touch was provided form of landscaping. The Scouts showed their determination and stamina by taking on projects in which they had no prior experience and completing it with stunning results. They also pitched in to dig out and construct a badly needed retaining wall to protect property around the House of Wonder workshop as well as lending a hand in general cleaning and grounds maintenance.

The management and staff at Integrated Resources Inc. are not only grateful for the services that the Scouts provided, but are also honored to have met and worked with some of the finest young people in the country.

 

Super Storm Sandy Untold Statistics

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What a storm! Hurricane Sandy blitzed through the northeastern United States leaving a path of destruction that included statistics you may have never heard: an estimated $25,000,000,000.00 in lost business activity; $20,000,000,000 in property damage; 57,000 utility workers from outside the damaged areas; 79,000 comfort kits distributed by the Red Cross; 15 days of gasoline rationing; 820 mile wide storm; 1.3 million power outages; 20,000,000 tweets about the storm; 12,000 flight cancellations and countless numbers of un-reported acts of compassion for friends and neighbors.

Those unselfish acts of compassion were not without recognition and appreciation at Integrated Resources Inc. Medicaid Waiver In-Home Care Services. While West Virginia was not as devastated as areas hardest hit around New York City, we still experienced thousands of power and phone outages that lasted for several weeks throughout the state. With few exceptions, Integrated Resources In-Home Care providers endured hardship while showing leadership and true compassion to ensure that clients were well cared for and safe.

These care providers and their families were all affected in some way during the course of the storm. All either experienced power outages, impassable or bad roads, fallen trees or wind damage. They were all affected, but so were the people that depended on them for services. For these compassionate care givers the choice was simple. Do what is necessary to make certain that clients were safe! With that attitude, the stories that took place need to be listed in the statistics that made front page news and some of those examples are: One client was inaccessible by car, so the caregiver walked up a snow covered mountain to provide services; Some carried water to the client and then brought the client home with them for the night; Several took pre-emptive measures by making certain that clients had adequate supplies to endure the storm; One caregiver had a tree fall on their home but continued providing services to their client; Some made certain that necessary supplies like water and kerosene were on hand; many continued to work in homes that did not have phone or power even though their own families were also suffering the same hardships.

To all of you, Integrated Resources would like to say thank you for your dedication to health and welfare of the people you serve.