Bright Futures is comprised of the following addiction resources: the Barbour Community Medical Association (BCMA), Barbour County Health Department (BCHD), the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Public Health, New Vision Renewable Energy (New Vision), Barbour County Family Resource Network (FRN), the Barbour County Board of Education (BOE) and Celebrate Recovery.

Barbour Community Medical Association (BCMA)

Barbour Community Medical Association (BCMA), comprised of the Belington Medical Clinic, the Myers Clinic, Alderson Broaddus University Wellness Center and the Brandon Wellness Center, has served the region since 1973, providing the residents of Barbour County with quality health care options for more than 45 years (Belington Community Medical Services
Association, 2018).

BCMA offers services that include outpatient therapy, family therapy, child/adolescent therapy, psychological assessments/evaluations, parental fitness examinations, drug and alcohol risk assessments and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy to residents of Barbour County and the surrounding area. BCMA also provides medically assisted treatment and counseling.

In 2015, BCMA expanded its healthcare offerings to include behavioral health services. At present, the BCMA employs two doctoral-level psychologists, four licensed professional counselors and three case managers to provide services in the region under the umbrella of Barbour Behavioral Health.

Among the providers and support staff, each licensed individual on the Barbour Behavioral Health team has a minimum of ten (10) years of experience, while the team as a whole encompasses well over 100 years of combined experience in treating individuals with behavioral health difficulties.

Barbour County Health Department (BCHD)

The Barbour County Health Department (BCHD) also provides addiction treatment services through counseling. BCHD works with local law enforcement agencies to coordinate and publicize a program in which two days annually are publicized and conducted as “Prescription Drug Take Back Days” in the community. “Take Back” sites in Barbour County include the Barbour County Sheriff’s Office, West Virginia State Police barracks, Belington City Hall, and the locations of Mace’s Pharmacy in Philippi and Belington.

BCHD is a member of the Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC) of West Virginia. This organization’s vision is one of the health departments, organizations and local agencies creating safe and healthy communities in West Virginia by reducing the harm associated with substance abuse. Other services provided by the BCHD include immunizations, and all public health services overseeing safe wood, safe water, and clean air. BCHD is one of three public health departments in WV offering Home Health Services. In addition, BCHD offers behavioral health services.

West Virginia University (WVU) School of Public Health

West Virginia University (WVU) School of Public Health seeks to tackle critical public health issues facing the citizens of West Virginia and the Appalachian region. Through community engagement projects, innovation and research, students and faculty at the institution are engaged in partnerships or projects in nearly every county in West Virginia, including Barbour County. Its linkage to Planet Youth, an international organization dedicated to preventing children and adolescents from initiation into drug use, will provide critical survey-based data to help determine the breadth and depth of challenges within the community, especially among its youth.

New Vision Renewable Energy (New Vision)

New Vision Renewable Energy (New Vision), founded in 1998 as a mentoring and job training program, is a non-profit, Christian community development organization based in Barbour County. New Vision is working as a catalyst for change and improvements in the lives of young people in local communities. New Vision’s goal is to guide youth and work with volunteers in after-school programs, helping with the construction of rural neighborhood recreational spaces, and the production of 4,000 solar-powered lights that now serve 39 countries worldwide.

Barbour County Family Resource Network (FRN)

The Barbour County Family Resource Network (FRN) is a local coalition of people dedicated to better meet the needs and improve services for children and families in Barbour County. The organization serves as an agency collection point as it responds to the needs and opportunities within the community through its partnerships with citizens, and public and private entities to develop innovative projects and provide needed resources for local areas.

Barbour County Board of Education (BOE)

The Barbour County Board of Education (BOE) and its superintendent are taking an active role in the project on behalf of the LEA’s 2326 pupils (WVDE 2019). The mission of Barbour County Schools is to provide educational excellence with a commitment to learning for all in preparation for the challenges of the 21st century. Its core beliefs include to provide accessible, clean, safe environments in which students can maximize learning potentials; to embrace a positive school culture and promote academic, professional and personal integrity; to ensure that the education of its students is a partnership among community, schools, parents and students; and that clear communication is vital to the success of the system.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-step program that provides a safe place for individuals who want to recover. 30 to 60 people meet each Monday for a free dinner held at the Philippi Baptist Church.