High school student Rania Zuri has made it her mission to end book deserts in West Virginia. Book deserts are places without libraries and bookstores, threatening literacy rates for young children. A senior at Morgantown High School, Zuri founded the LiTEArary Society to provide books to preschool children across West Virginia.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The Department of Health and Human Resources is reminding West Virginians of available behavioral health resources.
The DHHR’s Bureau for Behavioral Health is raising awareness about the resources available across the state through 844-HELP4WV.
HELP4WV and its Children’s Crisis and Referral Line link adults and children with Mobile Crisis Response Teams.
They can de-escalate behavioral health crises by phone or have the ability to respond in person in most areas of the state.
Children’s Mobile Crisis Response Teams are available statewide. Adult Mobile Crisis Response Teams are operational in 10 counties, with additional counties currently in development.