The West Virginia Children's Home

The WV Children's Home.jpgThis facility is a licensed, self-contained, non-secure residential facility operated by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.  The facility has private, semi-private, dormitory and pre-independent housing. The State Department of Education operates a fully accredited on-grounds school.  Selected youth attend the local school in Elkins, WV.

The West Virginia Children's Home program is designed to provide social services to youth ages 12-18 years old from all 55 West Virginia counties who are dependent, neglected delinquent. These youth cannot make a successful adjustment in the natural home, foster home or group home due to the youth's behaviors and attitudes.

The facility is staffed 24 hours a day.  Staff provide supportive services by scheduling and supervising the following activities:

Program Components

  • Competitive Sports
  • Therapeutic Games
  • Sports Learning
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Sewing
  • Weightlifting
  • Outdoor Camping/Hiking
  • Social Skills Learning
  • School Newspaper
  • Swimming (on-grounds pool)
  • Basic Living Skills
  • Drug and Alcohol Education/Prevention
  • Community Work
  • Leisure Time Management
  • Peer Group Counseling
  • Tutoring
  • First Aid/CPR Training
  • Nutrition Training/Food Handlers Card

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