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.
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
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Children with Serious Emotional Disorder Waivers (CSEDW)
KVC’s Children with Serious Emotional Disorder (CSED) Waivers program is Medicaid waiver program designed to support youth ages 3-20 who have serious emotional disorders (SED). CSED Waiver services are intended to keep or return youth to the least restrictive environment where they can thrive. This waiver allows families to receive intensive services through wraparound facilitation, therapy, and in-home family support services. KVC provides CSED services in 33 counties. Waiver services are provided with the support of Aetna and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau of Medical Services.
What CSED Waiver Services Can KVC Provide?
- Mental health/behavioral health therapy
- Wraparound facilitation
- In-home family support
- Evidence-based treatment approaches
- Wraparound techniques based on the National Wraparound Initiative (NWI)
How to Access CSED Waiver Services
Families can learn more about the application process and download an application from the West Virginia Bureau of Medical Services website. After families complete and submit their application, an evaluation will be scheduled and completed to determine eligibility. Once eligibility is confirmed, families choose their service provider for both wraparound facilitation and supportive services. KVC provides both types of CSED Waiver services in 33 West Virginia counties.
- Youth must be ages 3 – 20 (can apply up to 21st birthday).
- Youth must be residents of West Virginia.
- Youth must also be eligible for Medicaid and/or have applied for Medicaid to be considered.
- The Medical Eligibility Contract Agent (MECA) will determine eligibility based on the completed Independent Evaluation.
What is the Wraparound Approach?
Wraparound services engage the family network and community to help the youth and family meet individualized goals. A successful wraparound program requires the involvement of multiple community members and organizations. Wraparound allows providers to serve families with a more flexible, holistic approach in order to effectively meet the needs of participating youth and families. KVC utilizes the National Wraparound Initiative (NWI) as a model to provide wraparound facilitation services.