Pendleton County News

Pendleton County is proud to be a part of the WV Healthy Grandfamilies Program. This program is intended for Grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. There are no requirements other than the grandparent(s) must be raising the grandchildren without the participation of the parents. The grandparents do not have to have legal custody of the grandchildren and there are no income requirements.

The program has many facets, one of which is classes covering topics such as legal issues, communication, parenting in the 21st Century, family relationships, health literacy and self-care, stress management, nutrition, technology, negotiating the public school system, and family response to addiction. Due to increased Covid activity in the county we have had to postpone the start of our classes once again. However, there are still things we can do the help and support our Grandfamilies. For example, WV has begun an incentive program where participants in the Healthy Grandfamilies program can receive a $150 voucher for back-to-school supplies if they are vaccinated.

We are in the process of contacting families who may be appropriate for this program. If you are interested in this program or know of a family who may be interested, please contact Diana Smith or Helan Turner at the Pendleton County Board of Education Annex at 304-358-7072 or by email at