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KVC Behavioral Healthcare West Virginia Inc

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aka KVC West Virginia   |   Charleston, WV   |  https://www.westvirginia.kvc.org

Mission

KVC's mission is to enrich and enhance the lives of children and their families by providing medical and behavioral healthcare, social services and education.

Ruling year info

2001

President

Brent Lemon

Main address

1510 Kanawha Boulevard East

Charleston, WV 25311 USA

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EIN

31-1770280

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

Foster Care (P32)

Adoption (P31)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The children of West Virginia are number one priority for KVC Behavioral HealthCare West Virginia, Inc (KVC). There are roughly 6,700 youth in foster care in West Virginia, a nearly 70% increase in six years! Once removed from unsafe homes due to abuse or neglect, society assumes legal responsibility to ensure foster youth have support needed to transition to adulthood. As the State's largest private Foster Care agency with nine offices serving 26 counties in West Virginia, KVC West Virginia incorporates evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment services focusing on high-level clinical interventions, baseline education, and public education in rural communities that offers positive outcomes for the children and families in West Virginia. We offer in-home therapy, family reintegration/reunification, foster care and adoption services.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Foster Care

At any given time, nearly 428,000 U.S. children are in foster care. Through no fault of their own, most have experienced abuse, neglect or other family challenges and have been safely removed from their homes by the courts. Relatives, non-related kin and foster families provide care and support for these children while they are in out-of-home care.

Foster care is a safe place that gives children and families an opportunity to resolve conflicts or disruptions and learn healthy skills that aid in reunification. Many families need help learning effective parenting skills, overcoming substance use or learning healthy ways to cope from trauma they themselves have experienced.

More than half of children in foster care are safely reunited with their families. If a child cannot be safely reunited with their family, the goal is to find a permanent home for the child through adoption, relative placement, custodianship (guardianship) or, for older youth, independent living.

Population(s) Served

Giving a child the foundation of a loving, caring family is a tremendously rewarding experience. This lifelong commitment can make all the difference in the world to a child.
KVC West Virginia has offered adoption services since 2012.

Adoptive families provide a safe and nurturing home for children who cannot safely return to their birth family. Most children who are adopted through KVC are adopted by their foster parents or a relative who has been providing care.

KVC provides families with preparation, resources, support and events during the adoption journey to facilitate successful adoptions.

The greatest need for permanent, loving homes is for older children and sibling groups. We work by the mantra that “Children can’t wait.” KVC focuses on locating and selecting the best possible family for a child, rather than finding a child for a specific family.

Population(s) Served

KVC’s Children with Serious Emotional Disorder (CSED) Waivers program is Medicaid waiver program designed to support youth ages 3-20 who have serious emotional disorders (SED). CSED Waiver services are intended to keep or return youth to the least restrictive environment where they can thrive. This waiver allows families to receive intensive services through wraparound facilitation, therapy, and in-home family support services. KVC provides CSED services in 33 counties. Waiver services are provided with the support of Aetna and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau of Medical Services.

Population(s) Served

Nationally, more than 15,000 18-year-olds age out of foster care without finding a permanent family or home. Only half graduate high school and less than 3% graduate college. Youth who age out of foster care often face overwhelming life challenges such as homelessness, incarceration and/or chronic unemployment.

To reverse these dispiriting outcomes, First Star Academy of West Virginia works with First Star, a national nonprofit to provide youth in foster care the academic, life skills, career exploration, and adult supports they need to successfully transition to higher education and adulthood.

To learn more about this exciting program, our partners and generous supporters, visit https://westvirginia.kvc.org/services/first-star-academy/

Population(s) Served

KVC provides two types of in-home services: Medically Necessary and Socially Necessary. Much research shows positive impact of in-home services and support.

KVC provides Medically Necessary services to children and adults who have Medicaid and meet APS Healthcare and Medicaid criteria for medical necessity. KVC licensed therapists provide quality mental healthcare, offering individual and family therapies in-home or at our offices. Services are child-centered, family-driven and strength-based. Our therapists are trained in the latest evidence-based treatment approaches, including Trauma Systems Therapy. We work to meet the needs of children, adolescents and adults so they can meet their full potential at home, school and work.

KVC provides in-home Socially Necessary Services through partnerships with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). Referrals are via DHHR only, and clients of Child Protective Services or Youth Services are eligible.

Population(s) Served

KVC West Virginia’s Intensive Outpatient Substance Use Treatment Program (IOP) gives individuals ages 18 and older, who are also insured by Medicaid, the support, resources and community they need to recover from substance use disorder.

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are treatment programs used to address addictions that do not require detoxification or round-the-clock supervision. They enable individuals to continue with their normal, day-to-day lives in a way that residential treatment programs do not.

KVC clients will participate in individual and group therapy facilitated by trained mental health professionals. We will also work with individuals to get involved in local 12 step support programs such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) to help them with their recovery.

Population(s) Served

KVC West Virginia in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), provides comprehensive Safe at Home West Virginia services to youth, ages 5-17, in 33 counties with behavioral health needs. Its aim is to maximize the benefits of home and community-based services for children in out-of-home care, in conjunction with providing behavioral and mental health services, to reduce congregate and out-of-state care.

Historically, West Virginia has had a high rate of children entering out-of-home care each year; 8.6 per 1,000 children—nearly three times the 3.3 national rate. The state cares for 71% of youth ages 12-17 in congregate care which research shows to have negative developmental impacts.

By providing wraparound services to children, KVC joins the state of West Virginia in its goal to help children living in congregate care settings to safely return to their home communities and ultimately to their own families.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Client data for children and adolescents admitted into receiving care and treatment, is collected and tracked throughout their stay. Information is continually tracked and updated to gauge progress.

Number of foster care children placed with a family that were formally adopted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Client data for children and adolescents admitted into receiving care and treatment, is collected and tracked throughout their stay. Information is continually tracked and updated to gauge progress.

Number of children with a source of ongoing care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Client data for children and adolescents admitted into receiving care and treatment, is collected and tracked throughout their stay. Information is continually tracked and updated to gauge progress.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Improving the health and wellbeing of youth occupies the very core of KVC West Virginia’s mission to meet mental health, educational, and intensive behavioral and emotional support needs of high-risk youth and families. Youth coming into KVC West Virginia face multiple adverse childhood experiences including abuse, neglect, homelessness and exposure to violence that deepen the potential for difficult life outcomes.

Our goal is to empower youth in crisis who have experienced extreme trauma throughout their young lives to become more resilient, confident and contributing members of society. This ultimate goal defines the legacy of our success and lasting, meaningful change for youth, their families and communities. To help youth and families reach for their goals, KVC West Virginia provides evidence-based practices in a trauma-informed environment. Accessibility of services to rural families is one of our fundamental strengths.
When a child has suffered abuse or neglect, or when a family is facing a mental health challenge, KVC West Virginia is there with the support needed to move through difficult times. KVC is a private, nonprofit child welfare organization that provides a diverse array of services including foster care, adoption, and in-home family preservation services. We are committed to enriching and enhancing the lives of West Virginia children and families.

Strategies that KVC West Virginia engages in to meet goals and objectives while ensuring the quality of our care includes a multi-layered approach. One of our strategies is the joining together of two fields often treated as separate. This approach unlocks the potential of individuals and communities to experience greater health and wellness.

The first field in our approach is leading the way in integrated healthcare. With KVC’s expertise in behavioral health, we help people experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, feelings of violence, substance abuse and addiction, behavioral and psychiatric disorders, and the effects of childhood traumatic stress. Our services include in-home therapy and skill-building, education and support, and substance abuse/addiction support. The latest neuroscience tells us that early childhood brain development and the trauma they experienced as children affects an individual’s mental health and physical health into adulthood and throughout their lives. Our solutions work on addressing the whole person first then expand to also include the individual’s environment and community.

The second field is child welfare/social services. We help ensure that children are safe and that families have the support they need to successfully care for their children. Services include in-home support to keep families safely together (family preservation), family reunification, foster family care, and adoption. KVC looks beyond physical health to understand root causes related to childhood adversity and relationships. Families have needs all along the continuum of care. Whether their need is for a low level of intervention (e.g., prevention, education), or their need is acute/complex, needing intervention and/or hospitalization, KVC is ready to help. By improving care and innovating where different fields intersect, we make a lasting impact in the lives of children and families.

KVC is uniquely positioned to accomplish our mission for West Virginia children and families. We have deep roots in West Virginia, going back to 1970. KVC acquired Action Youth Care in 2001, building on AYC’s legacy of providing foster care and other children’s services.

KVC West Virginia works diligently to meet youths’ needs and secure assistance of service providers to ensure service integration. To avoid duplication of service, we work closely with the WV Department for Health and Human Resources and other organizations to develop community-based services for the betterment of children and families. In partnership with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Children and Families, we utilize the Safe at Home West Virginia program to maximize the benefits of home and community-based services for children in out-of-home care. We are committed to enriching and enhancing the lives of West Virginia children and families.

KVC is a state-licensed child placing agency and behavioral healthcare provider in 26 counties for children in state custody. We operate in 9 office locations and employ 130 case managers, therapists, and other highly-trained, dedicated and experienced staff.

KVC Behavioral Healthcare West Virginia is a business unit of KVC Health Systems, a national leader in providing innovative, effective and compassionate care. KVC is accredited by The Joint Commission, considered the gold standard in healthcare.

In 2021, KVC West Virginia has positively impacted children and families in many ways:
•1,005 children cared for by KVC foster families
•118 children safely reunified with their families after foster care
•65 children matched with loving adoptive families
•540 children and adults received in-home support including behavioral healthcare
•220 children supported in their home communities through Safe at Home WV

In 2020, KVC West Virginia has positively impacted children and families in many ways:
•1,026 children cared for by KVC foster families
•159 children safely reunified with their families after foster care
•93 children matched with loving adoptive families
•380 children and adults received in-home support including behavioral healthcare
•319 children supported in their home communities through Safe at Home WV

Since 2020 theCOVID-19 pandemic has hit pause for many organizations, however KVC West Virginia has continued to provide services for all of the children in our programs, and their families. KVC West Virginia is the safe and stable environment that children and families in crisis can turn to for help.

Financials

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KVC Behavioral Healthcare West Virginia Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/14/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brent Lemon

President, KVC West Virginia

Term: 2000 - 2022

Jason Hooper

KVC Health Systems, Inc., President & Chief Executive Officer

Erin Stucky

KVC Health Systems, Inc., Chief Operations Officer

Chad Anderson

KVC Health Systems, Inc., Chief Clinical Officer

Lonnie Johnson

KVC Health Systems, Inc., Chief Information Officer

Sherri Lohe

KVC Health Systems, Inc., Chief Financial Officer

Brent Lemon

KVC Behavioral Healthcare West Virginia, Inc., President

Erin Osborne

KVC Behavioral Healthcare West Virginia, Inc., Vice President of Operations

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/3/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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