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.


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