Resources for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Abuse Hotline: 1-800-352-6513

Family Support, Education and Advocacy
Disability Rights of WV - State designated protection and advocacy program for West Virginians with disabilities. DRWV provides consultation and education services on human and legal rights.
Phone: (304) 346-0847
Website: https://www.drofwv.org/

West Virginia Family Support Program, Bureau for Behavioral Health - Statewide service to assist families in accessing child care, home modifications, transportation and other needed supports. The Family Support Program provides leadership in family-centered and family-driven service coordination and planning.
Phone: (304) 356-4811
Website: https://dhhr.wv.gov/bhhf/Sections/programs/ProgramsPartnerships/IDD/Pages/default.aspx

Office of Social Services - Support services for families and children including protective services, adoption, legal assistance, financial assistance, child care and other supports.
Phone: (304) 558-0628
Website: https://dhhr.wv.gov/bcf/Pages/default.aspx

Senior Services
Bureau of Senior Services, Long Term Care Ombudsman - Provides advocacy and rights protection/education for residents of nursing homes, personal care homes, board and care homes and other facilities.
Phone: (304) 558-3317
Website: www.wvseniorservices.gov
 
WV Aging and Disability Resource Network – Professionally trained staff available to answer questions about services and supports available throughout WV to help you or a loved one remain at home and active in the community for as long as possible.  They can also assist in accessing or applying for those resources and navigating the long-term care system.
Phone: 1-866-981-2372
Website: http://www.wvnavigate.org/ 

 ADA Information Center for the Mid-Atlantic Region - Free consultation and advice regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act including information about specific Titles and Subtitles, definitions, regulations, compliance standards and enforcement. Technical assistance with state and local governments, businesses and legal entities.
Phone: 1-800-949-4232
Website: www.adainfo.org

Centers for Independent Living
West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) - Governor appointed Council with representatives from advocacy, State regulatory and other agencies as well as persons with disabilities to carry out the mandates of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Majority of voting members of the SILC have disabilities. Activities include community and systems advocacy, self-advocacy training, information and referral and linkage to specialized supports including personal assistance services and assistive/adaptive equipment.
Phone: (304) 766-4624
Website: www.wvsilc.org

Mountain State Centers for Independent Living - Assistance to individuals with disabilities to learn about individual and systems advocacy, information and referral, peer support, skills development, personal assistance services, housing, transportation and other supports.
Phone: Huntington - (304) 525-3324
Beckley - (304) 255-0122
Sistersville - (304) 652-2116
Website: http://mtstcil.org

Appalachian Center for Independent Living - Benefits assistance, self and systems advocacy training, information and referral, peer support, skills development and other services.
Phone: Charleston - (304) 965-0376
Spencer - (304) 927-4080
Website: http://www.acilwv.org/

Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living - Housing assistance, information and referral, skill training, family support, self and systems advocacy training.
Phone: Morgantown - (304) 296-6091
Martinsburg - (304) 267-0005 
Charles Town - (304) 725-6473
Elkins - (304) 636-0413
Website: http://nwvcil.org

Medicaid, Social Security and Other Entitlement Programs
WV Bureau for Medical Services - Administers the Federal/State Medicaid program. Assistance with eligibility and enrollment information. Access to Medicaid services including inpatient, outpatient, adaptive equipment, dental, physician, nursing, behavioral health, pharmacy and other services.
Phone: (304) 558-1700
Website: https://dhhr.wv.gov/bms

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - National information service that provides information about Medicaid and Medicare services, laws and regulations.
Website: https://www.cms.gov/

Social Security Administration - Information and assistance with accessing Social Security benefits including Social Security Income (SSI) and Medicare.
Website: https://www.ssa.gov/
 
Housing, Employment, Community Supports and Services
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Financial support and assistance in home rental or ownership. Disaster relief, home improvement loans, supportive housing for the elderly and other services for eligible low income citizens.
Phone: (304) 347-7000
Website: https://www.hud.gov/states/west_virginia

Fair Housing Project: Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living - Information and training to persons with disabilities on housing laws and regulations, how to assess housing units for compliance and how to proceed if units are not in compliance.
Phone: (304) 296-6091
Website: http://nwvcil.org

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) - Consultation, assistance with job accommodation rights and information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Phone: 1-800-526-7234
Website: https://askjan.org/

West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services - Statewide programs and services offered to persons with disabilities that include vocational training, job placement, independent living skills training, assistive technology services, referral services, medical services, personal adjustment and driver education.
Phone: 1-800-642-8207
Website: www.wvdrs.org

Bureau for Behavioral Health - Family Support, crisis services and community case management. Supports and assistance in accessing community mental health and substance abuse treatment. Aging, faith-based initiatives, vocational supports, policies and regulations.
Phone: (304) 356-4811
Website: http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/bhhf/Pages/default.aspx

Title XIX ID/DD Home and Community-Based Waiver Program - Community service coordination, respite, residential habilitation, community residential habilitation, adult companion services, environmental accessibility adaptations, medical and psychological services, nursing , day habilitation, supported employment and transportation services. Information about application process and eligibility. Program manuals are available by contacting the local behavioral health center or the State Medicaid Office.
Phone: Medicaid - (304) 558-1700   KEPRO - Administrative Services Organization - (304) 380-0617
Website: http://wvaso.kepro.com/programs/waiver-programs/intellectualdevelopmentaldisabilities-waiver/

Bureau of Senior Services - Transportation, nutrition, in-home care, legal assistance, employment, health insurance counseling and assistance for residents of nursing homes and personal care homes. The Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver and Medicare programs.
Phone: (304) 558-3317
Website: www.wvseniorservices.gov

West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities - Training and research. Information and referral for positive behavior support, Specialized Family Care Program, assistive technology, family training, person centered planning, specialized medical and nutritional supports and inclusion of persons with disabilities in higher education.
Phone: (304) 293-4692
Website: www.cedwvu.org

West Virginia Olmstead Office - State plan to implement the U.S. Supreme Court Decision that found that "unjustified segregation and institutionalization of people with disabilities constitutes unlawful discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)." State plan seeks to assist people in nursing homes, group homes and public and private institutions to relocate to community based settings.
Phone:(304) 558-3287
Website: https://www.wvdhhr.org/oig/olmstead.html

Assistive Technology
West Virginia Assistive Technology System (WVATS) - Information and referral, toll-free hotlines, funding, training and education about AT devices and services. The WVATS is a project funded in part through the Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals Act.
Phone: Voice - (304) 293-4692
Website: www.cedwvu.org

ABLEDATA - Information, resources, research, support and training about assistive technology. Publications and consumer product reviews. Nationwide database.
Phone: 1-800-227-0216
Website: https://abledata.acl.gov

National Rehabilitation Information Center - Information and referral service including access to database of more than 70,000 assistive technology products and resources. Education about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), advocacy projects and funding.
Phone: 1-800-346-2742
Website: www.naric.com

Recreation
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources - Disability services and information about access to fishing and hunting areas. Parks and forest information, fishing and hunting licenses for persons with disabilities. Trout stocking schedules, camping facilities, boating information and Adopt-A-Highway program.
Phone: (304) 558-2771
Website: www.wvdnr.gov

West Virginia Division of Tourism - Lodging, restaurants, attractions and events around the state.  Accessibility information for public parks. Snow sports, white water rafting, biking and walking trails.
Phone: (304) 558-2200
Website: https://wvtourism.com

National Center on Accessibility - Organization committed to full participation in parks, recreation and tourism by people with disabilities. Education, technical assistance, research and information and referral. Information on key legislation including the Architectural Barriers Act , Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards.
Phone: (812) 856-4422
Website: www.ncaonline.org

The National Park Service - Federal bureau in the Department of the Interior responsible for the protection of national parks, monuments, rivers, reservations and other lands. Accessibility resources and assistance.
Phone: (202) 208-6843
Website: https://www.nps.gov