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,
- 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.