Profile: Eastern Panhandle Office

The Eastern Panhandle SNS Office in Martinsburg.

The Eastern Panhandle SNS Office in Martinsburg.

HBI’s Martinsbug offices were originally located on Shepherdstown Road. In 2011, we relocated to Maple Street.

Located in the heart of Martinsburg, at 122 S. Maple Street is the Eastern Panhandle HBI office. Home Base has been a resource for Socially Necessary Services in the Eastern Panhandle since 2009.

Our Eastern Panhandle office closes the gap for those who are identified as at-risk in Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties. Staff report most referrals are drug related and involve child protective services.

Our team of professional and support staff, provide comprehensive services to children and families.

At the same time, there is an overwhelming demand for youth services. Teens are at a crossroads of the traditional rural Appalachian culture and the urban sprawl of the D.C,- Baltimore area.

This is our greatest challenge: we must meet this very distinct and localized need.

The Eastern Panhandle office is equipped with remote video recording for supervised visitations in both visitation rooms. The agency is considering expanding this capability state-wide. 

The Eastern Panhandle is a wonderful place to work. Close-by opportunities to explore the region include historic Charlestown, crossing the Shenandoah River, walking along the C&O Canal, or just heading west toward North Mountain.

We are aggressively focusing efforts on recruiting more qualified OCs. We have made connections at The School of Social Work at Shepherd University, located just 20 miles away in beautiful, historic Shepherdstown, and other area institutions and networks.

If you’re in the area, please drop by for a visit at our HBI Eastern Panhandle office.