SoMo Resources

SoMo Resources


SoMo Resources

Our SoMo team envisions a resilient community.  We collaborate with a variety of agencies and partners to help serve children and families.

When a student or family member is in need, sifting through the vast number of resources can be overwhelming.  Our SoMo team is here to help.  This resource page provides initial guidance with whom to call.  Our goal is to streamline the process of seeking assistance while being a conduit to resilience.

Below is a list of service providers and a brief description of each.
  Please feel free to reach out to our SoMo team with any questions.

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The working mission of the West Virginia Bureau for Behavioral Health (BBH) is to ensure that West Virginians with mental health, substance use disorders, and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities experience comprehensive services that are readily accessible and tailored to meet individual, family, and community needs.  Please click the logo to visit the website and learn more. 

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West Virginia Children's Health Insurance Program (WVCHIP) was created to help working families without health insurance for their children.  WVCHIP covers a multitude of services, including doctor visits, hospital visits, immunizations, prescriptions, emergency care, medical tests, and x-rays—just to name a few.  Please click on the logo to visit the website to learn about enrollment, check eligibility, and apply to the WVCHIP program.

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Children's Home Society of West Virginia (CHS) is a comprehensive child welfare, behavioral health, social casework, and advocacy network.  CHS serves nearly 7,000 children each year from 12 primary locations throughout the state. Among current CHS programs are adoption, foster care, and emergency shelter care.  Services also include respite, mediation, parent education training, prenatal and early childhood services as well as school based social work.  Jefferson County Schools partners with CHS to provide clinical social work services in some of our schools.  Please contact a school counselor for more information.  Also, click on the logo to visit the CHS website to learn more about their work. 

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Students from Jefferson and Washington High Schools may earn certification as Youth Recovery/Life Coaches through Greater Recovery and Community Empowerment (GRaCE). Students participate in a four-week course administered by WV Recovery Coach/Life Coach Academy and train to administer nalaxone.  Upon completion, students receive three free credits at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College and obtain a life coach certificate.  Click the logo to visit the GRaCE website to learn more about how communities are being empowered.

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Community Combined Ministries has extended its "Kidz Power Pacs" (KPP) ministry into all public schools in Jefferson County.  KPP is a weekend, holiday break, and summer feeding ministry for school-aged children.  This public sponsorship ministry serves over 1,000 children in 42 schools in Berkeley and Jefferson counties.  See the school counselor for an application or click on the logo to visit the KPP website to learn more.

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The National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP) is committed to do what is best for children, youth, and families.  NYAP has an abiding faith that every person has an innate ability to learn, grow, and develop. NYAP provides opportunities and resources to youth and families through innovative programs and services to strongly support and guide dedicated foster parents. NYAP works hard to build community support and advocacy with public agencies and officials on behalf of youth and families.  To learn more about the NYAP program, please click the logo and visit their website.  If you are looking for a Children's Mental Health Wraparound Referral Form, click here.

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PASS (Providing Academic and Self-Esteem Support) is characterized by on-going, one-to-one, mentor-student partnerships.  The PASS volunteer may help a student with a particular area of study, share a personal interest such as a hobby, provide encouragement and support, and help build their self esteem.  PASS volunteers help our students reach the destination—graduation!  Are you interested in becoming a PASS volunteer?  Please make plans to attend the next training.  Also, if you need a Student Participation Permission Form, click here.

Shoe and Coat Fund

Through the generosity of community donations, the Shoe and Coat Fund has been providing new clothing and shoes to JCS students for more than two decades.  Click the logo to view a sample request form.  Please see a school counselor to submit a request.

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HealthCheck is the name for West Virginia's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program, a child preventive health initiative. All school enterers must provide proof of medical and dental exams, following the HealthCheck guidelines.  Federal law requires that state Medicaid programs provide medically necessary health care services to Medicaid-eligible children.  Click the logo to visit the HealthCheck website and learn more.  For quick access to commonly used forms, select one of the following:   1.) Application for Health Coverage and Help Paying Costs 2.) Preventative Health Screening Form (all ages)

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Any child who has active Medicaid or WV CHIP insurance is eligible for the WVU Children's Dental Program.  Services available include dental exams and screenings, cleanings, fluoride varnish treatments, sealant applications, and referrals to a dental home.  Children receive services at school with no cost to qualifying families.  To visit the website or obtain more information, please click the logo.  For a Patient Registration Form, please click here.

Youth Advocate Programs

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) is a nonprofit agency committed to providing community-based alternatives to out-of-home care through direct service, advocacy, and policy change since 1975.  Experienced clinicians offer high-quality professional counseling in homes, schools, and communities.  YAP services are available to qualified students in all Jefferson County Schools.  Click here for the full YAP brochure or click the logo to visit their website.


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