West Virginia

News

Foster care families, facilities to receive coronavirus payment

June 24th, 2020 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ Bureau for Children and Families will be providing one-time payments to foster care families as part of the statewide response to the coronavirus. Full article here.


Advocacy

West Virginia organizations urge Congress to act swiftly to address impacts on children and families caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

West Virginia organizations are among more than 570 national, state and local organizations that are urging Congress for emergency child welfare support to address the COVID-19 crisis. Read letter here. Burlington United Methodist Family ServicesCabell County Family Resource NetworkCammack Children’s CenterChildren’s Home Society of West VirginiaCommunities of Shalom CoalitionNicholas County Empowerment Corp.Ohio County Family Resource NetworkPlanned […]


Policy

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice Urges Congress to Provide Emergency Child Welfare Funding

May 8, 2020. In this letter, Gov. Justice urges Congress to provide emergency funding for the following programs: $1 billion for Community-based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) Grants $20 million in Kinship Navigator Programs $1 billion for Title IV-B Part 2 $500 million for CAPTA Title 1 $30 million for the Court Improvement Program Increase FMAP […]