Romney, West Virginia

Romney Child Shelter
Romney Office

550 West Sioux Lane
Romney, WV 26757
Phone: 304-822-4652
: Michelle Devine, Shelter Supervisor


Romney Foster Care/Adoption

550 West Sioux Lane
Romney, WV 26757
Phone: 304-822-4652
: Sally Johnson

How to Get There:

Coming into Romney on Route 50, turn north on State Road 28. Go three blocks and turn left on Sioux Lane. After three blocks, Sioux Lane begins to curve to the right. The shelter is straight ahead at the curve, just past North Charlevoix Place. Look for a large two story white house.

Heather and Bill Ack adopted Ryan today in Mineral County!  Congratulations to our forever family!

Cars For Kids

Children’s Home Society in Romney, WV wishes to express our sincere appreciation to Timbrook Chevrolet and Timbrook Ford in Keyser, WV and Weimer Chevrolet in Romney, WV for participating in our first annual Cars for Kids Fundraiser in August, 2016!  The money raised will help support our youth in our emergency child shelter!  We are very grateful for the communities’ support! 

Site Manager with Children’s Home Society, receives donation from General Manager Denny Fields with Timbrook Ford in Keyser, WV 

Sally Johnson receives donation from Sales staff Derek Coble, Scott McDowell and Bryan Robertson of Timbrook Chevrolet.  Both donations were a result of the dealers’ participation in the first annual Cars for Kids fundraiser

Donation Shed

Pictured with the building were Randy Marion, David Swann, Luke Hott and Michael Wall

Children’s Home Society, Romney Site, was blessed during the week of July 18-July 22, 2016 when a mission team from the First Baptist Church of Dobson, North Carolina came and built our shelter a new donation shed.  In addition to all of the labor, they also covered the cost of 1000.00 in materials for this project.  Additionally, our shelter residents were able to attend sports camp during those days where they got to play basketball, volleyball, learn  cheerleading, baseball, soccer and track.  They were fed lunch every day.  During the evenings, they attended Bible School at the Covenant Baptist Church here in Romney, WV.  We are very thankful to the mission team and the members of the Covenant Baptist Church for everything they did for us all!



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Rio General Liberty was presented the Little Red Stocking traveling trophy for the 2015 campaign after selling the most stockings of all the businesses in the Romney site campaign area!  This store sold 1326 stockings!  The top salesperson was Rachel Moton who sold 550 stockings!  Sierra Halterman came in second place, having sold 260 and Sierra Combs came in third, having sold 216!  We cannot thank Rio General Liberty employees and customers enough for your kindness and generosity!

Pictured left to right:  Beverly Davis, Rachel Moton and Christina Ruckman, Rio General Liberty employees, as they received the traveling trophy!


Romney Adoptions

The Romney site is celebrating our first two adoptions under the new adoptions initiative contract! Raven and Sierra Rogers were adopted by Darius and Valerie Rogers, one of our foster-adopt families! Raven and Sierra are very happy to be a part of such a big family and extended family with new brothers, aunts, uncles and grandparents! We congratulate the Rogers family on their new additions to their family and thank them for their love and dedication to Raven and Sierra! In a few more months, they will be adopting a third child through our site as well! Thank you Darius and Valerie for being one of our “forever families”.

These adoptions make seven for the Romney site in addition to another adoption finalization hearing scheduled for October 5, 2011!

…And Here’s the Second…
On October 5, 2011, the Romney site celebrated the second of two recent adoptions. This second celebration was for 16-year-old "Jo-Jo" Stewart Simpson. In the photo to the right you will see (seated) Jo-Jo and standing behind him are (left to right) Jesse Simpson, adopted son; Gene "JR" Simpson, Jr., adoptive parent; and Circuit Judge Phil Jordan. We thank and congratulate JR Simpson for providing permanency to these two very fine young men. Son Jesse was the Romney site’s first adoption.

Children’s Home Society’s Summer Quilt Raffle Report

The Romney site recently completed a summer raffle with a portion of the proceeds being used for the purchase of needed playground equipment for our foster and adopted children! Two of our wonderful volunteers, Steven and Ruth Martin, picked up this equipment and installed it on September 27, 2011! The Site Manager, Sally Johnson, was so excited to get this equipment for our children that she had to try it out for herself! Many, many thanks go to Mr. and Mrs. Martin for the generous use of their time and energy in transporting, assembling and installing this equipment! Many thanks to everyone at CHS and in our communities for your generous purchases of raffle tickets, and we very much appreciate the Hampshire Community Quilters for donating the most beautiful quilt for our summer raffle! We rely on each and every one of you to help make a child’s life brighter and we say THANK YOU!!!

Congratulations to Stephen and Bonita Charles of Manchester, Kentucky, winners of 2011 Summer raffle! We hope you enjoy this quilt!

Steven and Ruth Martin relax after installing the playground equipment.

Romney News

Easter Egg Hunt!

On April 22, 2011, our foster children and shelter residents were treated to an Easter Egg Hunt sponsored and hosted by Advisory Council members, Gini and Butch Johnson (pictured, left). Advisory Council member, Maureen Wysopal, was on hand as well for the festivities and fun. A party with lots of good food was held following the Easter Egg Hunt to satisfy the appetites the children and volunteers had worked up. We owe a huge "Thank You!" to our Advisory Council Members for such a great event!

Romney Kicks Off the Little Red Stocking Campaign

House Delegate, Ruth Rowan, and Bailey Coleman, "Miss Hampshire County Fair Outstanding Teen 2010", were on hand at Romney’s Children’s Home Society site on November 29th to help kick off our annual Little Red Stocking Campaign. During this campaign, we ask local businesses to sell out stockings for $1.00 each. Customers can put their names on the stockings and hang them in the business. The Society conducts this campaign state wide from the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve each year.
Our Romney site is always looking for caring individuals and families who may be interested in becoming foster parents and/or adoptive parents, and/or volunteers working with our children in care. If you are interested in helping children, please purchase a stocking at one of the many locations in the area. If you are interested in becoming a foster, adoptive parent or wish to volunteer your time, please call us at 304-822-4652!

Celebrating Adoption

Our Romney site celebrated their first finalized adoption on March 24, 2010, when Gene Simpson and son, Jesse, went to court and made Jesse’s adoption official. Our best wishes to them both!

Dominion Power helps Children

Sally Johnson and Carrie Fradiska did a presentation for the Mt. Storm branch of Dominion Power on September 21, 2010 for 200 employees, explaining what services we provide. During this presentation, Sally gave Dominion Power a certificate of appreciation in order to recognize this plant’s service and support to the Romney site during the past year. Such service has included conducting a field day for our residents and residents of the Martinsburg shelter, bringing picnics to the Romney residents, participating in the Little Red Stocking ampaign, providing Easter baskets to our residents, being a part of our advisory council, holding a softball tournament on our behalf in June of this year, and making our site recipients of the employees’ United Way employee contributions. This plant also plans to provide gifts for our foster care-shelter Christmas party this year as well. Thank you Dominion-Mt. Storm Branch for all of your help! We look forward to a very long relationship with your plant!

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