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The IMPACT WV project is working with communities to create opportunities and address needs of children diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) or exposed to substances in utero.
The program’s goal is to improve the health and well-being of children diagnosed with NAS, women who were, or are, using substances, and their families who receive services from home visiting programs.
The WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities is collaborating with WV Home Visitation Providers, Burlington United Methodist Family Services, CASA, Inc. and Wheeling Hospital to provide additional services to families who enroll in the WV IMPACT study.
Referrals for services can be made by anyone by clicking the Apply button below.
Types of Services Available:
Patient Navigators coordinate the care of multigenerational families impacted by substance abuse and or NAS. Services will focus on meeting “where the client is,” by responding to current client needs such as food, shelter, education, clothing, transportation, and/or childcare.
Employment and Education Services
The Education and Employment Specialist provides information to individuals who are interested in obtaining gainful employment or returning to higher education. This program helps identify goals and barriers and can help individuals strengthen their personal financial knowledge in the areas of savings, loans and debt. Referrals are also made to agencies for assistance including those who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI) who want to work.
Positive Behavior Support Services
The Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Program PBS addresses challenging behavior and helps increase quality of life. Services include Brainstorming via telehealth, Person Centered Planning, and Intensive Services for children with serious emotional disturbances that are at risk of out of home placement.
Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA)
The WIPA Program provides assistance to Social Security disability beneficiaries (both SSDI and SSI) to understand how their federal cash and medical benefits will be affected by employment. This program works closely with the beneficiary to provide financial services and linkage to the Social Security Administration.
Career Services and Life Skills (CSLS)
The CSLS Program offers community-based employment services through the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services, including life skills training, community based assessment, work skills adjustment, job coaching, and direct placement services into employment.
West Virginia Assistive Technology Systems (WVATS)
The WVATS program provides device demonstrations and assistance on assistive technology devices to help individuals with disabilities to be more independent. They provide training, demonstrations and loan items to assist persons with disabilities in performing tasks.Make a Referral