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.
Many of these kinship families need extra support as they provide care to children unexpectedly added to their family. The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia is working to support kinship families in creative ways by providing information, assistance with basic needs, training, support groups, care coordination and connection to additional services. Although this is a separate initiative, Kinship Services go hand in hand with our Healthy Grandfamilies and Foster Care programs. Please contact us for more information on how to access services or how you can help kinship families in your community.