The front of West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is shown between two trees.

Federal shutdown wouldn’t affect DHHR services, including food assistance, in October

BY: - September 30, 2023

As a federal government shutdown nears, West Virginia health department leaders say they won’t immediately pause federal programs, like food assistance, for low-income residents.  Congress faces a deadline of midnight on Saturday to pass a new budget before a government shutdown would ensue, furloughing millions of federal employees and putting some safety services in jeopardy.  […]


No to government shutdown: West Virginia can and should keep our kids covered

BY: - September 29, 2023

The federal government is staring down a shutdown.  The current spending laws expire at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 30. Without a deal by Saturday night, funding will lapse and many government functions, including some health care programs, will temporarily stop.  For the first time since 2019, congressional gridlock is poised to at least temporarily shut down […]

Food benefits for low income families at risk in a government shutdown, White House says

BY: - September 26, 2023

WASHINGTON — As Congress barrels toward a partial government shutdown, the White House Monday warned that a program that helps millions of low income families afford healthy food could see substantial cuts. The White House released a state-by-state breakdown, estimating that nearly 7 million people who rely on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, […]

WIC extending enrollment this summer at West Virginia festivals and fairs 

BY: - July 12, 2023

The state will extend enrollment for the West Virginia Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as the WIC program. The state WIC office plans to host enrollment events at upcoming fairs and festivals this summer.  WIC provides food to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age […]