Exceptional Youth Emergency Shelter (EYES)

The Children's Home Society of West Virginia's Exceptional Youth Emergency Shelter (EYES) is committed to promoting the well-being of youth with disabilities and their families while the youth are placed in crisis respite care by meeting the youth's needs in a safe, supportive and therapeutic manner.

Children and youth may be in need of crisis respite care for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to:

  • Family dysfunction,
  • Transient situational disturbance,
  • Physical or emotional abuse,
  • Neglect,
  • Sexual abuse,
  • Loss of family or other support system, or
  • Abrupt removal from a failed placement or other living situation.

The Exceptional Youth Emergency Shelter Program accepts youth who are West Virginia residents 7-17 years of age for placement in emergency shelter care from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR), law enforcement agencies, parents, legal guardians or care givers.


During the year , the Beckley Exceptional Youth Emergency Shelter has provided 1522 days of service to 17 youth.

To make a referral to the EYES program, please contact the CHS site below. EYES services are available through our shelter in:


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