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
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.
Intensive Outpatient Substance Use Treatment
KVC West Virginia’s Intensive Outpatient Substance Use Treatment Program (IOP) gives individuals ages 18 and older, who are also insured by Medicaid, the support, resources and community they need to recover from substance use disorder. Clients will participate in individual and group therapy facilitated by trained mental health professionals.
KVC will also work with individuals to get involved in local 12 step support programs such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) to help them with their recovery.
What Substance Use Treatment Does KVC’s IOP Provide?
Treatment consists of individual and group therapy for 10 total hours per week.
- One hour of individual therapy per week
- Nine hours of group therapy per week – including 6 groups per week
- Highly qualified professionals certified in delivering the Matrix model of addiction treatment, a highly recognized evidence-based treatment model
Call Mital Patel, Regional Director, at 304-929-4130 to make a referral.
What’s an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?
Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are treatment programs used to address addictions that do not require detoxification or round-the-clock supervision. They enable individuals to continue with their normal, day-to-day lives in a way that residential treatment programs do not.
Intensive outpatient programs are sometimes used in conjunction with inpatient programs as a way of helping clients to transition back to their families and communities, help with relapse management, and provide coping strategies.
For many people, the greatest barriers for entering into inpatient treatment is the inability to leave their family or other responsibilities for an extended period of time. For these individuals, intensive outpatient programs are often the best choice. They still get intensive treatment, but they are able to reside at home.
How Does Group Therapy Help Clients?
Participation in group therapy offers clients support in a variety of ways.
- Enhance their communication skills.
- Form new social groups. This is especially important in addiction treatment, as individuals’ previous socialization is often with others who use drugs or alcohol.
- Access to an environment where people in similar situations provide support, comfort, and honest feedback.
- Reinforce healthy ways of interacting and provide a safe space that is vital to recovery efforts.
- Group members who are farther along in their recovery often offer valuable assistance and empathy to those who are early in the recovery process.
- A forum for therapists and group leaders to pass on important information, teach new skills, and guide clients.
- A place to witness positive behaviors associated with recovery and to practice new modes of dealing with addiction.