Contact Us

Michele Baranaskas, LCSW - Coordinator
Partners in Community Outreach
304-543-3770 (cell)

Technical Assistance Available
Partners in Community Outreach has the capacity to provide short-term technical assistance to communities interested in starting a new In-Home Family Education program. This technical assistance can be provided by telephone or in-person to community groups looking at initiating an In-Home Family Education program, using one of three models – Healthy Families America, Maternal Infant Health Outreach Workers (MIHOW), and Parents as Teachers (PAT). Technical assistance for existing programs is also available. To request technical assistance, contact Michele Baranaskas at (304) 543-3770 or at

State Leaders:
Healthy Families America (HFA)
Michelle Comer (304) 523-9587 Ext 309

Maternal Infant Health Outreach Workers (MIHOW)
Debbie Withrow (304) 469-2415 and Nonie Roberts (304) 877-6342

Parents as Teachers (PAT)
Jackie Newson (304) 356-4408

A list of West Virginia In-Home Family Education programs can be downloaded by clicking the About Us Tab - WV Programs.