While our response to COVID-19 has changed the way we are doing things, our services to our MODIFY youth continue. All interactions with staff are done remotely via phone, email, or social media. All new referrals will be followed up in a timely manner. Staff work cell numbers and emails remain the same. For questions or additional information please feel free to contact Debra Huff at or 304-288-4130.

ATTN 21 Year Olds: Our staff may be trying to contact youth who have aged out of foster care to help in the complete a questionnaire. If you have received a call, text, email or Facebook contact please respond.

A Letter to MODIFY Students

Chafee Education and Training Vouchers

Download the Chafee Education and Training Vouchers fact sheet

Services & Eligibility:

Youth who age out of foster care at 18, are adopted after 16 or placed in a legal guardianship after 16 may qualify for:

  • Education and Training Voucher Funds (Up to $5,000/school year) until they complete their first undergraduate program or they reach the age of 23

Education and Training Voucher can cover:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Room and board
  • Computer and software (if not provided by DHHR)
  • Clothing and special equipment
  • Educational supplies, including books
  • Transportation costs (with limitations)
  • Other supportive services

To make a referral, call 1-866-720-3605 or visit

Maintaining Eligibility:

  • Complete 80 percent of your coursework
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • Verification of enrollment, tuition, fees and mid-term and final grades
  • Maintain monthly contact with your worker via emails, texts, calls or visits
  • Submit your Budget/Productivity Form monthly
  • Be engaged in at least 40 hours per week of productive activity related to transition

Necessary Documentation:

  • Copy of high school diploma or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) certificate
  • Copy of acceptance letter to a postsecondary institution or vocational program
  • Verification of Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submission

MODIFY is being presented with financial assistance as a grant from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. All printed materials are made available in braille, electronic format, CD and large print.

WVU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution WVUCED 8/2017