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.
|Berkeley, Morgan & Jefferson
709 W. Burke Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Toll Free: 877-513-7976
|Hampshire, Hardy & Mineral
500 E. Main Street
Romney, WV 26757
Toll Free: 877-385-8815