Our History

Harris Community Care, Inc. was established and opened its door for business November 1, 1987 by Helen and Leonard Harris.

Previously, Helen worked for the Region 9 Aging Nutritional Services which was a program for the elderly serving Berkeley, Morgan, and Jefferson counties. This agency was responsible for providing meals at the Senior Center in each county and the satellite sites. Under this agency, we had started to provide in-home care in Berkeley County. When the state decided to allow each county senior center to provide meals for their county, Region 9 Aging Services decided to close its doors October 31, 1987.

Concern about the continuation of care for the clients, my husband and I decided to contact the state office to inquire about the possibility of providing in home care. We were told to become incorporated, complete the application to become a provider for the West Virginia Aged and Disabled Medicaid Waiver Program. On November 1, 1987, services began in an upstair two room office on Winchester Avenue. In April 1991, the office moved to its present location at 709 W. Burke Street, Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Informed of the need of more agencies to operate out of the Romney area, Harris Community Care opened its second office in July 1993 in Romney on Bolton Street. The office is presently located at 500 East Main Street in Romney, WV and covers Hampshire, Mineral, and Hardy counties.

In 2005, Harris Community Care branched out to provide Case Management Services under the WV Aged and Disabled Medicaid Waiver Program. As a Case Management Agency, Harris Community Care becomes an advocate on the client/member=s behalf for the care and community services they may need.

Helen and Leonard Harris personally knows what it is like to care for a loved one who has suffered a stroke, diagnosed with Cancer, Alzheimer, etc. They had to care for their own family members with these illnesses. They personally know the importance of family members to have respite time. Also, it is important for family members who must work outside of the home to know that their love one is in the care of an agency or someone they trust.

The Harris’s follow a Christian path of ministry in all walks of their lives. Being able to provide this worthwhile service to the community has been rewarding to them.

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Romney Location

Hampshire, Hardy & Mineral 500 E. Main Street Romney, WV 26757 Local: 304-822-8210 Toll Free: 877-385-8815 Email: Romney Office

Martinsburg Location

Berkeley, Morgan & Jefferson 709 W. Burke Street Martinsburg, WV 25401 Local: 304-263-7764 Toll Free: 877-513-7976 Email: Martinsburg Office
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