KVC West Virginia is a private, nonprofit child welfare organization that provides a diverse array of services to meet the needs of youth, families and adults throughout West Virginia. We offer foster care, adoption, in-home family preservation services, outpatient psychiatric and behavioral healthcare, Safe at Home West Virginia and educational support services. We are committed to enriching and enhancing the lives of West Virginia 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.
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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
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Spotlight on Providers
In this section, we recognize KVC staff and partners who are making a difference.
Tamara Nichols, Logan Permanency Case Manager started working for KVC initially in June 2003 as a Family Support Specialist. In September of 2006 she was promoted to supervisor where she remained until July of 2011. At that point, she transitioned to a Marketing Coordinator position and then Team Leader.
In January of 2013, Tamara returned to KVC as a Permanency Case Manager. She currently serves foster homes in the Logan and Mingo areas, and has recently started a role as an Adoption Worker. Tamara reports that she is glad to be back working with the children in foster care in this area, in a community that she was welcomed into with open arms after moving here from Ohio. Tamara also notes that she enjoys being back with her KVC family in the Logan office that has always been a great support to her.
Tamara grew up in northern Ohio and attended Bluffton College where she received her Bachelors degree in Social Work. She is married and has two daughters. In her leisure time, Tamara enjoys swimming, reading and spending time with her family.