Affiliated with The WV AFL-CIO

Human Resource Development Foundation, Inc. (HRDF)  

The Human Resource Development Foundation, Inc. (HRDF) was incorporated in 1967, as a social arm of the WV AFL-CIO, for providing economically disadvantaged West Virginians opportunities for self-sufficiency and improved living conditions.  HRDF is one of the largest non-profit organizations in West Virginia.

Human Resource Development and Employment, Inc. (HRDE)

Human Resource Development and Employment, Inc. (HRDE) was incorporated in the State of West Virginia on January 20, 1976. Chartered as a private non-profit corporation, HRDE aspires to provide safe, decent, and affordable housing for economically disadvantaged persons with disabilities, the elderly, and families throughout West Virginia. HRDE also operates educational and skill development programs that effectively improve the employability of the unemployed, under-employed, dislocated workers, older individuals, adults, youth, persons with disabilities, and TANF recipients in West Virginia. 

Unity Housing, Inc.

Unity Housing has continually met the mission by successfully assisting thousands of West Virginians through advocacy, empowerment, and the successful administration of almost 1000 units of subsidized housing for elderly, financially disadvantaged and disabled individuals. 

AFL-CIO Appalachian Council, Inc

Founded in 1964 by then West Virginia Labor Federation President, Miles Stanley, the AFL-CIO Appalachian Council, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose Board of Directors consists of the thirteen state AFL-CIO executive officers representing the Appalachian states of Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland-D.C., Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Historically the Council has operated major employment and training programs through the Department of Labor and Job Corps as well as to a lesser degree, state funded programs including employee assistance programs.  Currently the Council operates Head Start programs funded by the Department of Health and Human Services.  You can visit the Council’s website at 

Head Start

Head Start is a comprehensive child development program funded by the Department of Health and Human Services. The Council is now operating this program in eleven West Virginia counties (Boone, Clay, Putnam, Jackson, Roane, Wood, Calhoun, Wirt, Tyler, Doddridge and Pleasants).  Head Start serves three and four-year-old children from income eligible families including children with disabilities.  For more information on Head Start contact Lori Hedrick-Litteral, Program Director by email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 304-342-4138 Ext 3032.