Resources

Information for families across West Virginia

Having trouble finding local women or child related services? Browse the information below for contact information of local resources.

Useful Phone Numbers
Helpful Web Links

WV Birth To Three
1-800-642-9704

Services and supports for children under age three who have a delay in their development, or may be at risk of having a delay, and their family. All screenings and in-home services are provided at no cost to the family. Available in all counties.

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Right From the Start
1-800-642-9704

Provides in-home education for Medicaid and OMCFH eligible pregnant and postpartum women and infants up to age one. Assists in transportation, health education, parenting skills, and referrals to community services. Available in all counties.

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HAPI Project
1-800-642-9704

Offers in-home services to women during pregnancy and for 24 months after the birth of a child. Provides education for maternal health and well-being, parenting skills, and child development. Assistance with payment and other needed services such as counseling, medication, and transportation. Available in Preston, Monongalia, Marion, Harrison, Taylor, Barbour, Upshur, and Randolph counties.

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Women, Infants, and Children – WIC
304-558-0030

Provides nutrition education, formula, food, and juice supplements for children and pregnant women, child health screenings and immunizations. Provides breastfeeding education, support and breast pump rental. Available in all counties.

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Children With Special Health Care Needs
1-800-642-9704

Provides evaluation, care management and reimbursement for children with health care needs.

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SKI-HI/INSITE – WV School for the Deaf and Blind
304-822-4843

Home based services for children birth to 5 years with hearing or vision loss.

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Early Head Start

Offers home-based family support and education for low-income pregnant women and families with children under the age of three.

  • Northern Panhandle Early Start, 304-233-3290. Serves Brooke, Marshall and Wetzel Counties.
  • Monongalia County Schools Early Head Start, 304-291-9330. Serves Monongalia County.
  • North Central WV Community Action Association, 304-363-6869. Serves Marion, Preston, Randolph, and Tucker Counties.
  • Southwestern Early Head Start, 304-697-4600. Serves Cabell, Lincoln, and Wayne Counties.
  • MountainHeart Community Services, 304-682-8271. Serves Wyoming County.

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Family Planning Program/Breast and Cervical Screening Program
1-800-642-8522

Services include free pelvic exam, PAP smear, birth control, health education counseling, and pregnancy tests.

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WV Department of Health and Human Resources
1-877-716-1212

Customer Service Hotline to report changes.

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WV Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
1-800-642-9704 – www.wvchip.org

A low cost health care plan for children and teenagers of working families.

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2-1-1
WV211.org

Provides resources to local agencies and support services.

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Poison Control
1-800-222-1222

Provides emergency poison information, prevention, and educational resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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WV Smoking Cessation Quit Line
1-877-966-8784

Offers support and information for individuals who wish to quit smoking.

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Child and Adult Abuse Hotline
1-800-352-6513

Reports can be made 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

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Domestic Violence State Hotline
1-800-681-8663

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National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE

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Postpartum Support International
1-800-944-4773

Provides information on postpartum mood disorders and helps locate support in your area.

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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis.

 

Infant Development

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Shaken Baby Syndrome

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Child Safety Information

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Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression

  • Postpartum Support International, www.postpartum.net, is dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth. PSI also works to educate family, friends and healthcare providers so that moms and moms-to-be can get the support they need and recover. 800.944.4PPD (4773) – PSI’s toll-free Help Line refers callers to appropriate local resources including emergency services.
  • MedEdPPD.org is a Web site developed with the support of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to provide education about postpartum depression (PPD).
  • Mommies Cry Too, www.mommiescrytoo.com, is a peer-to-peer website created for and by postpartum sufferers and survivors.
  • womenshealth.gov, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Depression During and After Pregnancy.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255):Suicide hotline, 24/7 free and confidential, nationwide network of crisis centers, www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

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Breastfeeding

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Substance Abuse

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Safe to Sleep

  •  Safe to Sleep — The Safe to Sleep® campaign has information and materials for many audiences, including parents, grandparents, and health care providers.