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DoHS Extends SNAP Benefit Replacement Application Period for Losses Due to April Storm
04/11/2024
The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS), Bureau for Family Assistance (BFA) is extending the time frame for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefit Replacement applications for some counties, due to the April 2, 2024 storm....more
West Virginia Becomes First State to Develop Protocols for the Administration of Whole Blood on Ambulances
04/09/2024
Since West Virginia became the first state in the country to provide statewide protocols for the administration of whole blood on ambulances...more
DoHS’s Bureau for Social Services Launches Leadership Training Program
04/04/2024
The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS), Bureau for Social Services (BSS) has launched a 14-week leadership training program, Leaders Thrive, that aims to develop employees’ leadership skills. ...more
DoHS Recognizes April as Family Strengthening and Child Abuse Prevention Month
04/01/2024
DoHS's Bureau for Social Services joins organizations and advocates from across the nation in recognizing April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month to highlight the importance of working together to prevent child abuse and neglect....more
West Virginia Department of Human Services Provides Response on ABC Motion for Sanctions
03/29/2024
A magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia issued a decision Thursday to Plaintiff’s Motion for Sanctions in the case Jonathan R. et al. v. Jim Justice, et al. between DoHS and A Better Childhood....more
W.Va. Department of Health Secretary Names New Leader Over Health Care Agency
03/20/2024
Department of Health (DH) Cabinet Secretary Sherri Young, DO, MBA, FAAFP, today announced Justyn Cox as the new Executive Director of the West Virginia Health Care Authority (WVHCCA)....more
West Virginia Department of Health Alerts Eligible Residents They May Receive Additional Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
03/19/2024
The West Virginia Department of Health (DH) is informing all West Virginians ages 65 and older they are eligible for an additional dose of the updated COVID-19 vaccine, following the CDC's recent recommendation....more
WV Selected to Participate in Federal Policy Academy for 988 Suicide & Crisis Response Lifeline
03/18/2024
DoHS has been selected as one of six states to participate in a federally funded policy academy to ensure 988 Suicide & Crisis Response Lifeline systems for people with intellectual and development disabilities, brain injury, and other impairments....more
DoHS Reminds West Virginians to Utilize Supports for Child Welfare Prevention
03/07/2024
The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS) is highlighting the accessible supports aimed at promoting positive family outcomes and reducing the likelihood of involvement with the child welfare system....more
Foster Care Coalition Launches Statewide Recruitment Campaign to Address Foster Parent Shortage
03/06/2024
The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS), along with Aetna Better Health of West Virginia, Mission West Virginia, and ten foster care agencies have joined in collaboration to launch a statewide campaign focused on recruiting foster parents....more
West Virginia Department of Human Services Recognizes Social Work Month
03/04/2024
The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS), Bureau for Social Services (BSS) joins partners across the nation in recognizing March as National Social Work Month to honor the invaluable contributions of social workers....more
DoHS Co-Hosts SAMHSA Regional Summit on Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Charleston
03/01/2024
The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS) co-hosted the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Region 3 Summit on “Overcoming Barriers to Pharmacy Dispensing of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD)” in Charleston....more
DoHS Recognized for Innovative Voluntary SNAP Employment & Training Partnership
02/24/2024
The West Virginia Department of Human Services, Bureau for Family Assistance and Coalfield Development Corporation have been recognized for their innovative partnership available to SNAP participants....more
DoHS Reminds Potential LIHWAP Applicants of Approaching Deadline
02/23/2024
The West Virginia Department of Human Services, Bureau for Family Assistance reminds West Virginians that the application period for the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) will end on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 5:00 p.m....more
DoHS Accepting Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) Applications
02/23/2024
The West Virginia Department of Human Services, Bureau for Family Assistance announced applications for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program will be accepted beginning Monday, February 26, 2024, through Thursday, March 1, 2024....more
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