KVC West Virginia is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening families and preventing child abuse and neglect. Our team of caring experts delivers a range of essential services, including in-home family support, foster care, adoption, in-home mental health therapy, and youth educational support – all to fulfill our mission of enriching and enhancing the lives of children and families.
KVC strengthens families using wraparound services so children can remain with their own families and in their own communities. We also provide foster care, reunification support, adoption, substance use treatment, in-home family services, educational support, and child, family and adult therapy.
KVC West Virginia continues to make a positive difference in the lives of hundreds of West Virginia children and families.
Spotlight on Providers
In this section, we profile KVC staff and partners who are making a difference.
Each year, we recognize one family as the KVC Resource Parents of the Year.
How To Become A Foster Parent
Each year, hundreds of local children are removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other challenges. These kids and teenagers need the support of a caring foster family.
How To Become An Adoptive Parent
KVC West Virginia helps match children in foster care with loving forever families through adoption. We work exclusively with children that are placed through the Department of Health and Human Resources
Parenting and Mental Health eBooks & Videos
Find helpful guides, assessments and videos on topics like parenting, mental health, ways to help children in crisis and more.
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.
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.