We first operated out of the Guyan Valley facility in 1996 after acquiring the building from the school board. The building was originally built in 1950. In addition to our year-round center at Guyan Valley in Wyoming County, we have also operated a summer center in the eastern part of the county for many years.
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Sleeping Quarters: Air Conditioned Facility. Volunteers will sleep in rooms with bunk beds. You will need to bring pillows and sleeping bags.
Cafeteria/Kitchens: Standard kitchen and cafeteria.
Showers: Divided showers are available in each bathroom.
Recreation Space: There is a large yard in the front of the building with plenty of room to play. There is also a river that runs behind the center, not intended for swimming.
Closest Medical Facility: Family Healthcare Associates, 1650 Main St. Pineville, WV (about 15 minutes from center).
About the Community
Terrain: 500 square miles of mountainous terrain
County Seat: Pineville, WV
Major Employers: Coal companies, Wyoming County Board of Education, other community resources and retail.
Per Capita Income: $19,000
Percent Living Below Poverty Line: 22%
Interesting Facts: The county was named for the Delaware Indian word meaning “large plains.”
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