Working for West Virginia

All West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) offices are open to the public.

In the interest of protecting our employees and the public from the potential spread of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), all visitors will be screened for COVID-19 related symptoms when entering a building and will be asked to wear a face mask, as well as to follow social distancing requirements as prescribed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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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 6,326 West Virginia citizens. DRS helped 824 clients obtain employment in this fiscal year. When these individuals came to DRS, their estimated annual earnings totaled $14,229,904. After receiving vocational rehabilitation services, their total average earnings rose to $23,421,008. This amounts to a 65 percent increase in the total average earned income of these hard-working West Virginians, which demonstrates a significant return on investment.

Earnings increased 65 percent on average after FY2020 VR assistance
Earnings at application before VR assistance$14,229,904
Earnings after rehabilitation after VR assistance$23,421,008