About KVC West Virginia

What Does KVC West Virginia Do?

KVC West Virginia is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening families and preventing child abuse and neglect. At KVC, we help children and families in crisis with personalized plans that give them the support, skills and resources to be strong and happy. We help children and families experiencing mental health needs with caring treatment so they can embrace their worth, build resilience and thrive.

We provide 24/7 support to children who have experienced abuse and neglect, and partner with foster families so they can heal from unimaginable trauma. We work to find children forever families through adoption. We help people who long for more in life by giving them a path to experience the joy of parenthood and helping children.

We provide the following programs and services:

KVC is accredited by the Joint Commission, a seal which is considered the gold standard in healthcare.

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Where Does KVC West Virginia Help Children and Families?

KVC is a state-licensed child placing agency in all 55 West Virginia counties where we help caring adults become foster and adoptive parents. We’re also an outpatient behavioral healthcare provider in the highlighted counties below.

We operate in eight office locations and employ a talented team of case managers, therapists, and other highly-trained and experienced staff. We’re among the top 1% of employers in the U.S. who have achieved a high 79 Work Wellbeing score on Indeed, showing KVC is an exceptional place to work.

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Our History

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.)

What is KVC’s Vision, Mission & Values?

Our Vision: A world in which every person is safe and connected to a strong family and a healthy community.

Our Mission: To enrich and enhance the lives of children and families by providing behavioral healthcare, social services and education.

What We Value:

  • The heart of our work is helping people.
  • Our character is built on authenticity and compassion.
  • Family connection drives our culture.
  • Collaboration fuels our improvement.
  • Urgency and innovation mark our approach.
  • Diverse perspectives are key to our progress.

Learn more about our vision, mission and values here.

Key Partnerships

KVC Health Systems

KVC Health Systems - We all need connection.KVC West Virginia is a division of KVC Health Systems, a national leader in providing innovative, effective and compassionate care. KVC Health Systems is a family of private, nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations that strengthen families, prevent child abuse and neglect, and help people achieve mental health wellness. For nearly 200 years, we’ve provided heart-centered service to children and families in need, becoming a national leader in mental health and child welfare. Read about KVC’s partners and affiliations nationally.

Fairmont State University

Fairmont State University logoKVC West Virginia has partnered with Fairmont State University to create Middle College – a unique program designed for youth aged 16 and older in foster care. Fairmont State is a comprehensive, regional university that has been transforming lives and communities for over 150 years. Fairmont State offers over 40 degree programs and over 100 fields of study in the arts, humanities and sciences, aviation, engineering and technology, teacher education, nursing, and business administration.

West Virginia Department of Human Services

West Virginia Department of Human ServicesKVC West Virginia works closely with the West Virginia Department of Human Services and other organizations to develop community-based services for the betterment of children and families.