MONONGALIA COUNTY, W.Va. After more than 100 years serving the county and 97 years in their Osage location, the Scott’s Run Settlement House has announced plans to move to the Cheat Lake area. Executive Director Michael Richard said their new home is the former location of the Cheat Lake United Methodist Church at 750 Fairchance Rd.

“We’re still continuing the same services,” Richard said. “We’re still going to serve all of Monongalia County, but from a much newer location and from a place that makes sure that as we grow as an organization, we can continue to meet the needs of the community.”

The Osage location is a four-story building with limited accommodations for disabled people, according to Richard. He said many programs attract much more traffic than can safely be handled at the Osage location.

“Our current building is not really conducive to what we provide for services now, and there is a need for expansion,” Richard said. “We have six permanent parking spots at our location, and we have programs that bring in sometimes hundreds of cars a day.”

All of the services will relocate to the Fairchance Road location, but for the remainder of 2024, Richard said some services are scheduled to be offered at the Osage location.

“We’re also going to continue to serve food pantry appointments and our senior box pick-ups once a week at our current Osage location for those in the western part of the county for the rest of the year at least,” Richard said.

The move is scheduled to begin on May 25, and Richard hopes it will be done by June 9, and normal operation will begin at the new location on June 10.

“It’s going to be an effort,” Richard said. “We’re going to try to get as many volunteers as we can to help us move the food pantry and other items.”

Programs include a backpack feeding program, home repair, a free and fresh market, and seasonal programs for holidays throughout the year. Richard said many times they are able to connect people to services offered by other non-profits when there are gaps in the programs they provide.

“Even if it is something we can’t help you with, we have a full-time social worker that is able to refer services to other non-profits in the area,” Richard said. “We really want to be a place to help with whatever issues you might have.”