West Virginia Children's Home

WVCH.jpgThe West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources operates a 25-bed residential facility for youth ages 12-18 years old. This faclity is a licensed, self-contained, non-secure residential facility operated by teh 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 provider social services to youth ages12-18 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 faclity 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 Handler's Card