Disability Rights of West Virginia (DRWV) is the federally mandated protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities in West Virginia.  DRWV is a private, nonprofit agency.  Our services are confidential and free of charge.

Removing Barriers to Opportunity and Equality

If you would like to schedule a presentation, an outreach event, or need brochures for distribution, please contact DRWV at 304-346-0847 or email us at contact@drofwv.org.


Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Program

We want to hear from you!

July 20-22, 2021

On July 20-22, 2021, representatives from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) will hold a virtual visit at Disability Rights of West Virginia, (formerly known as West Virginia Advocates, Inc.) which is the Protection and Advocacy system for people with disabilities, for the State of West Virginia, located in Charleston, West Virginia.  

SAMHSA/CMHS invites you to send comments about the PAIMI Program services and activities conducted by Disability Rights of West Virginia.

Please send your comments to SAMHSA/CMHS by email to PAIMI@samhsa.hhs.gov or mail to the PAIMI Program Coordinator, SAMHSA/CMHS, 5600 Fishers Lane, Suite 14E25D, Rockville, Maryland 20857.


DRWV is available and here to help.

Disability Rights of West Virginia understands that COVID-19 is a serious threat to the health, safety and well-being of people with disabilities. We have taken prompt action to help stop the spread of this disease while continuing to provide the strong advocacy our clients need. DRWV staff have the tools to continue their important work. While doing our part to keep physical distance, we want you to know we are here for you.

Please call our Intake Department between the hours of 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at 800-950-5250 for assistance.

Disability Rights of West Virginia
is seeking Board Members


we can do

amazing things!

ABLE Accounts give people with special needs more independence and financial security


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By giving, you will help Disability Rights of West Virginia serve more people with disabilities.

DRWV is a non-profit organization that advocates for West Virginia residents with disabilities.

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