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KVC West Virginia and Fairmont State University Create Innovative Pathway to College for Youth in Foster Care

KVC West Virginia partners with Fairmont State University to create Middle College

KVC West Virginia and Fairmont State University announce their partnership in creating Middle College at Fairmont State University. This innovative program empowers youth aged 16 and older who have experienced foster care and is the only program of its kind in the nation.

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Teen Boy Finds Second Family Through KVC’s First Star Academy

Before enrolling in KVC’s First Star Academy, Daren was shy and struggling in foster care after experiencing trauma and an unsupportive biological family. Through unwavering support from his foster mom and KVC professionals, coupled with meaningful connections with peers who understood his experiences, Daren found success, a sense of belonging and a second family.

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Where Foster Parents Can Find Resources and Support in West Virginia

Explore valuable foster parent resources in West Virginia, where the need for loving caregivers and homes continues to grow. Learn about foster care, how to become a foster parent, why KVC is the right agency for you, self-care tips and more.

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How Many Children Are in Foster Care in West Virginia?

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With more than 6,000 youth in foster care in West Virginia, the need for foster parents is greater than ever. Find out how you can help.

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What Is Kinship Care?

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“Kinship caregivers give a hopeless child, hope.” Kinship care is a placement option in which relatives or close family connections care for a child who is in foster care.

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The Truth About Foster Care: Dispelling Myths and Rumors

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Foster care is a complex system abundant with truths and misconceptions. Explore some common foster care myths and find the truth here.

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A Day in the Life of a Social Worker: What it’s Like to Work at KVC

Look behind the scenes of a day in the life of a social worker at KVC West Virginia. From social workers to mental health professionals and beyond, see what motivates our team to make a powerful difference for the children, families and adults we serve.

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