Through the program areas of HEAL: Health, Employment, Asset Development, and Learning, KISRA works to heal and strengthen families.  


Providing healthcare options for all citizens through a community health center and support services for individuals in the recovery stage for a mental illness.


Programs to help people find jobs and achieve economic self-sufficiency, encourage men to become better fathers and providers, and pave the way for ex-offenders to reenter the community.


Programs that help people become more financially fit, establish a pattern of saving, and micro business technical assistance.


Programs that offer children appropriate early childhood development, safe after-school havens and prepare them for academic success. Also includes programs that help teens make good life decisions and successfully pursue higher education.


KISRA (the Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, Inc.) is a faith-motivated initiative that was started by Ferguson Memorial Baptist Church in 1993.  Through the program areas of Health, Employment, Asset Development and Learning, KISRA works to HEAL and strengthen families.  

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