Family Support Centers

These welcoming places are designed to offer specific services in line with the needs of the community it serves, such as parent education classes, child development activities, parent-to-parent support groups, after school and academic enrichment, and referrals to other programs, activities, and local services. Tangible items such as food, clothing, and baby items are often available for families in need. All services are free of charge.


S.T.E.P. is a no-cost after-school program for 7th graders in Berkeley County attending North and South Middle School.

Infant Adoption

As a certified foster/adoptive family through the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia, you have the option to be considered by birth parents for placement of a newborn child.

Healthy Grandfamilies

Since 2016, the WVSU Extension Service has partnered with the WVSU Department of Social Work to offer the Healthy Grandfamilies project to 125 grandparents in the Greater Kanawha Valley.

Kinship Services

As many as 22,000 children in West Virginia live with a relative instead of their parents due to the impact of the opioid crisis and other unforeseen issues.

School-Based Therapy

Services include individual therapy with children and families, group therapy, case consultation, training and education services, and crisis support services for elementary and middle school students.

In-Home Therapy

Services include clinical evaluation, treatment planning, supportive individual counseling, individual/family therapy, crisis intervention, and targeted case management.

Foster Care & Adoption

We offer foster care and adoption services statewide, with the goal of finding every child who comes through our doors a secure, loving, and permanent home.

Right From the Start

We help high-risk birth mothers and infants meet their medical, economic, and social needs by offering home visitation services with a highly qualified Designated Care Coordinator.

Birth to Three

WV Birth to Three is a statewide system of services and support for families with children under age three who have a delay in their development or may be at risk of having a delay.


WECAN is a volunteer program that recruits and trains volunteers and mentors.

Youth Services

Our Youth Services program offers essential support to children and youth whose behavioral problems put them at risk of involvement with the Juvenile Justice and/or child welfare systems

Parents as Teachers

This program assists parents of children from prenatal to kindergarten obtain age-appropriate health and development information and support, enabling parents to play a more active role in their child’s language, intellectual, social, and motor skills development.

Play Therapy

Our Play Therapy services offer opportunities for children to explore, learn, heal, and gain confidence in a safe and comfortable environment.