Helpful Resources

 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP is administered by the WV DHHR and governed by federal law and regulations of the US Department of Agriculture, Food Nutrition Services.  SNAP providers monthly benefits to help eligible households buy food.  Eligibility to receive benefits is based on household size, income, assets and some household expenses as determined by the federal government by the WV DHHR and governed by federal law and regulations of the US Department of Agriculture, Food Nutrition Services.  SNAP providers monthly benefits to help eligible households buy food.  Eligibility to receive benefits is based on household size, income, assets and some household expenses as determined by the federal government.

SNAP benefits may only be used to purchase food for human consumption and seeds/plants to grow food at home.  Food stamp benefits cannot be used for:  household items, grooming products, tobacco, alcohol products, pet food, etc.

 

Utility Assistance\LIEAP

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) assists eligible households with the cost of home heating through direct cash payments or payments to utility companies on their behalf.  A crisis component is available for households without resources facing the loss of a heating source.  Eligibility for both program components is based on a combination of factors, including income, type of heating payment, and total heating costs.

 

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families\WV Works

WV Works provides monthly cash assistance to eligible families.  Most people who receive a monthly WV Works check are also receive SNAP and Medicaid, but these are not guaranteed based just on receipt of a check.

 

WIC (Women, Infants and Children)

The mission of the West Virginia WIC program is to improve the health of women, infants, and children in West Virginia by providing quality nutrition and breastfeeding counseling and education, as well as health monitoring and nutritious foods.

 

Help Me Grow

Help Me Grow is a FREE referral service that connects families with critical developmental resources for their children birth through five years.  The goal of Help Me Grow is to successfully identify children at risk and link them to the help they need.

 

WV Birth to Three

WV Birth to Three partners with families and caregivers to build upon their strengths by offering coordination, supports, and resources to enhance children's learning and development.

 

WV Head Start and Early Head Start Programs

West Virginia Head Start provides children with essential educational resources, including school readiness, so that every child is awarded an opportunity to learn.   WVHS programs help parents grow as individuals, professionally and within their families, through training and leadership opportunities.  Head Start offers these services with the ultimate goal of providing the opportunity for success to each participating family.

 

WVU Extension

The WVU Extension Services is West Virginia's local connection to timely, researched based knowledge. 

 

TEAM for West Virginia Children

TEAM for West Virginia Children is a non-profit organization whose mission is to work with communities and families to promote and advance the well-being of children, making their needs and healthy development a priority.

 

WV State Statewide Afterschool Network

The WVSAN works to sustain a statewide partnership to raise awareness of the importance of accessibility of high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs for all school age children, share criteria of effective programs and best practices among providers and the public and promote the sustainability of such programs throughout the state

 

Child Support Enforcement

The Bureau for Child Support Enforcement establishes paternity (a legal determination of the father of the child) and support and enforces support from a child's parent.  The Bureau also enforces court orders for spousal support or alimony.

 

WV Special Education

The office of Special Education and Student Support is responsible for improving results for children and youth with exceptionalities, primarily through leadership and financial support to local education agencies and for the administration of the federal individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act of 2004

 

 WV Pre K Standards Resource Booklet