WV Bureau of Senior Services

West Virginia Government and Private and Public Organizations

  • Alzheimer's Association, WV Chapter
    As part of the national Alzheimer's Association, this chapter is a nonprofit group dedicated to improve the lives of families living with dementia.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Information Center, Mid-Atlantic Center
    Serving the Mid-Atlantic region which encompasses West Virginia, this information center provides both professionals and consumers with pertinent information regarding ADA.
  • Appalachian Regional Commission
    Comprised of 13 states, the ARC was created to provide opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life in Appalachian communities.
  • Appalachian Studies Association
    This organization's mission is to encourage study, disseminate information, and enhance communication between Appalachian peoples, their communities, governmental organizations, and educational institutions.
  • Mission West Virginia
    Mission West Virginia is a non-profit organization that collaborates with public and private entities, particularly faith communities, equipping them to utilize existing resources to form new partnerships, encouraging innovative social change, and building stronger communities in West Virginia. Information on the Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) is available.
  • Paying for Senior Care
    A free information website and comprehensive resource locator tool designed to help people find the financial resources required to pay for the long term care of their loved ones.
  • Public Service Commission of WV
    The PSC supervises and regulates rates, services, operations and other activities of all public utilities including common and contract motor carriers of passengers. The PSC also receives consumer complaints.
  • Volunteer West Virginia
    This organization coordinates the various national volunteer service programs such as Foster Grandparents, RSVP, and AmeriCorps through local and regional providers.
  • WorkForce West Virginia
    In addition to the BEP's role concerning workers compensation, unemployment, and workforce enhancement initiatives, the agency maintains multiple data sets and resource information concerning employment trends.
  • WV Alliance for Sustainable Families
    This organization was created to improve services receiving public assistance through research, education, advocacy and coalition building.
  • WV Attorney General
    The WV Attorney General is responsible for protecting consumers from fraud and offering educational opportunities that increase awareness.
  • WV Bureau for Behavioral Health
    Part of DHHR and operating through the Bureau of Public Health, this office provides information on state-owned long-term care facilities and hospitals.
  • WV Center for End-of-Life Care
    Operating through WVU's Center for Health Ethics and Law, this agency works towards helping families, individuals and health care organizations improve the quality of living during the final years of life.
  • WV Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    Both an independent commission and part of DHHR, this Commission serves as a communication bridge between hearing persons and those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • WV Department of Health and Human Resources
    DHHR is the lead agency for protecting the welfare, safety and health of West Virginians. Specific offices providing services to seniors are included separately within this section.
  • WV Developmental Disabilities Council
    Both an independent council and part of DHHR, the Council serves as the lead advocate to represent the interests and needs of people with developmental disabilities.
  • WV Directors of Senior and Community Services
    This site is the location of the association representing the county-based aging service programs.
  • WV Division of Rehabilitation Services
    Working through the Department of Education and the Arts, Rehabilitation Services provides services, support, medical treatment and counseling for people with physical and/or mental limitations.
  • WV Fire Commission
    The mission of this office is "To provide, through leadership, the best possible fire prevention and life safety for our citizens by legislation, education, training, standards and resource allocation."
  • WV Governor's Office
    Office of West Virginia's Governor.
    WV Health Care Association
    This entity is a membership organization comprised of the various long-term care facilities across the state with a particular focus on the nursing home industry.
  • WV Health Care Authority
    The HCA is responsible for constraining health care costs and access for West Virginians through hospital rate setting, certificates of need, financial disclosures, planning, and rural health system development.
  • WV Hospital Association
    This organization represents the interests, needs and issues pertaining to the provision of medical care provided by West Virginia hospitals.
  • WV Housing Development Fund
    This organization is the state's housing finance agency specializing in mortgages for homes for individuals and families of low and moderate incomes, including financing to rehabilitate and create affordable apartments.
  • WV Legislature
    This site provides information concerning the State Legislature, including bill tracking information, legislative contacts, bills adopted into state law, WV Code, and interim committee information.
  • WV Library Commission
    WV Bureau of Senior Services works in partnership with the Commission to maintain aging materials. Go to the online catalog and perform a search of "bureau of senior services collection" to access or borrow aging publications and films.
  • WV Nurses Association
    A membership organization that assists nurses in furthering their practice of nursing through professional and legislative endeavors and serves as an information resource center.
  • WV Office of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease
    Part of DHHR and operating through the Bureau of Public Health, this office provides specific information regarding county health departments, health clinics, and hospitals.
  • WV Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification
    Part of DHHR and operating through the Bureau of Public Health, this office assures minimal standards in personal care, assisted living, and nursing homes including the investigation of care complaints. 
  • WV Poison Center
    The West Virginia Poison Center provides comprehensive emergency poison information, prevention, and educational resources to West Virginians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Each call to the poison center is answered by a Specialist in Poison Information who is specially trained in the management of poisoning emergencies.
  • WV RN Board
    This group is a legally constituted agency of state government that protects public health, safety and welfare through the regulation of the practice of registered professional nursing.
  • WV State Bar
    The State Bar represents lawyers licensed to practice law in WV and exists to serve members, the legal profession and the public. Information regarding the law, legal referrals and access to pro bono services is provided.
  • WV State Medical Association
    A physician-based organization that improves the quality of health care through education, physician communications and networking.
  • WV Statewide Independent Living Council
    An independent organization funded by state government, the SILC works with disabled adults who are interested in programs, practices and help toward living independently.
  • WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities
    WVUCED was created to enhance the quality of life of individuals of all ages with disabilities in order that they can experience productive, independent, and totally integrated lives.
  • WVU College of Business & Economics
    The College offers six bachelors, six masters, and two doctoral degrees. With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,500, the College has more than 20,000 alumni worldwide. Business programs at the WVU College of Business & Economics are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • WVU Health Sciences Center
    The HSC is comprised of the various medical schools operating through WVU, including the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy along with a variety of specialty centers.