About KVC West Virginia

When a child has suffered abuse or neglect, or when a family is facing a mental health challenge, KVC West Virginia is there with the support needed to move through difficult times. Our mission is to enrich and enhance the lives of children and families.

KVC West Virginia is a private, nonprofit child welfare organization that provides a diverse array of services including foster care, adoption, in-home family preservation services, outpatient psychiatric and behavioral healthcare, and educational support for middle and high school students through our First Star Academy. In partnership with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Children and Families, we utilize the Safe at Home West Virginia program to maximize the benefits of home and community-based services for children in out-of-home care.

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The organization has deep roots in West Virginia, going back to 1970. KVC acquired Action Youth Care in 2001, building on AYC’s legacy of providing foster care and other children’s services. (Learn what KVC stands for.)

KVC West Virginia works closely with the WV Department for Health and Human Resources and other organizations to develop community-based services for the betterment of children and families. KVC is a state-licensed child placing agency and behavioral healthcare provider in 33 counties. We operate in 8 office locations and employ a talented team of case managers, therapists, and other highly-trained and experienced staff.

KVC West Virginia is a division of KVC Health Systems, a national leader in providing innovative, effective and compassionate care. KVC is accredited by The Joint Commission, considered the gold standard in healthcare. Read about KVC’s partners and affiliations nationally.

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