Children & Families

West Virginia Resources

  • Help Me Grow West Virginia
    Parents, families and friends can call Help Me Grow directly to be connected to a care coordinator who can talk with them about how their child is doing, mail a developmental screening tool and connect them to the appropriate resources.
  • Mountain State Healthy Families
    accredited in-home family education program offered free of charge to families in Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, and Wayne Counties in WV.
  • Right from the Start
    a free, statewide program that helps West Virginia mothers and their babies lead healthier lives by offering home visitation services with a Designated Care Coordinator (registered nurse or licensed social worker).
  • Strengthening Families WV
    works with communities and families to promote and advance the well-being of children, making their needs and healthy development a priority.
  • WV Early Head Start/Head Start
    Early Head Start serves pregnant women, infants, and toddlers. Early Head Start programs are available to the family until the child turns three years old and is ready to transition into Head Start or another pre-K program.
  • WV Birth to Three
    WV Birth to Three is a statewide system of services and supports for children under age three who have a delay in their development, or may be at risk of having a delay, and their family.
  • WV Family Resource Network
    organizations that respond to the needs and opportunities of the community. There is a FRN in each county that maintains a local resource directory for social services available in their area.
  • WV Parent Training and Information
    empowers parents of children with disabilities in their roles as parents, decision makers, and advocates for their children.
  • WVU Medicine Neurodevelopmental Center
    provides treatment for children with neurodevelopmental delays including occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language therapy and applied behavior analysis.
  • Bureau for Behavioral Health
    Office of Children, Youth, and Families – (WV) Administers programs to promote the behavioral health of children and youth in West Virginia communities through primary prevention and individualized services for mental health, substance use, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
    Phone: (304) 356-4811
  • Children's Therapy Clinic
    We provide free comprehensive therapy to children with disabilities. Children's Therapy Clinic offers a team approach to focus on each child's needs and abilities by including parents, caregivers, family members, and other professionals involved with the child. Our therapists help each child to reach his or her full potential and help create the little miracles of a child's first step or word. We're located in Cross Lanes, just off the I-64 exit.
  • Feeding & Swallowing Clinic
    Located at the Center for Excellence in Disabilities, this clinic provides interdisciplinary assessments and recommendations for children from birth to 21 years of age who have feeding problems. Improves eating skills and behaviors, physical growth and development and the nutritional status of children.
    Contact: or call 304-293- 4692
  • Legal Aid of West Virginia's Family, Advocacy, Support, and Training (FAST) Program
    The goal of the Family, Advocacy, Support, and Training (FAST) program is to develop a statewide parent-to-parent and youth support network that will empower families to participate in planning, management, and evaluation of their child's treatment.
  • MODIFY (formerly Chafee Community Support Services)
    MODIFY with the WVUCED provides on-going services to youth who are transitioning out of the foster care system.
  • Positive Behavior Support Program
    Positive behavior support (PBS) with the WVUCED is a package of evidence-based strategies to improve quality of life and decrease challenging behaviors. It teaches people new skills and alternative responses to replace challenging behaviors. This approach is positive, proactive and focuses on preventing challenging behaviors before they occur.
  • Specialized Family Care (SFC)
    Recruits and trains host families to provide care and training in a nurturing family living environment (aka foster care home) for individuals, both children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who need full-time care. SFC also certifies respite care homes which can serve SFC homes and natural family homes. Located at the WVUCED.
    Contact: or call 304-627-2295 or 304-356-4562
  • WV Early Intervention Interagency Coordinating Council
    The ICC was established in 1987 in compliance with the federal regulations governing state early intervention systems that address the needs of infants and toddlers, ages birth to three, eligible under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
  • West Virginia Family Support Program, Bureau for Behavioral Health (WV) - Statewide service to assist families in accessing childcare, home modifications, transportation and other needed supports. The Family Support Program provides leadership in family-centered and family-driven service coordination and planning.
    Phone: (304) 356-4811