Working for West Virginia

In the interest of protecting our employees and the public from the potential spread of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), all West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) offices will be closed to the public beginning March 19, 2020 and continuing until further notice.

DRS is complying with Governor Jim Justice's directive to allow employees to work from home. DRS employees are performing essential functions and serving our consumers through telework during regular office hours, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

For assistance, call the DRS statewide toll-free number at 1-800-642-8207.

Get ready to work!

Michael counsels a student about career choices.
Michael, who once sought assistance from DRS, now works as a school counselor providing similar assistance to students.

The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) helps people with disabilities establish and reach their vocational goals. The primary goal for all DRS clients is to become productive working citizens.

Economic impact in West Virginia

During the most recent fiscal year, DRS provided vocational rehabilitation services to 8,240 West Virginia citizens. DRS helped 868 clients obtain employment in this fiscal year. When these individuals came to DRS, their estimated annual earnings totaled $5,131,880. After receiving vocational rehabilitation services, their total average earnings rose to $23,316,176. This amounts to a 354 percent increase in the total average earned income of these hard-working West Virginians, which demonstrates a significant return on investment.

Earnings increased 354 percent on average after FY2019 VR assistance
Earnings at application before VR assistance$5,131,880
Earnings after rehabilitation after VR assistance$23,316,176