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Academy Programs

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Board of Child Care logo 7 Crosswind Drive
Fairmont, WV 26554
Marion County
304 363-3341
304 363-3342 (Fax)

Academy Programs provides residential and in home programming for at-risk children and families and programs specializing in substance abuse treatment.

Board of Child Care, Inc.

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Board of Child Care logo Jacqueline Columbia
Executive Director
715 Brown Road
Martinsburg, WV 25404
(304) 274-1234
(304) 274-1876 (Fax)

The Board of Child Care is a nonprofit multi-service organization serving children and their families throughout Maryland, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. We have provided services for more than 130 years; the agency's vision is to be a community of hope: providing an opportunity to heal and a safe and caring environment for children, adolescents, and families. The Level III facility located in Falling Waters, West Virginia provides intensive residential treatment services for male and female youth between the ages of 12 and 21 who are in critical and vulnerable times in their lives.

The all-inclusive Falling Waters campus offers a highly structured setting for at-risk youth and is staffed with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In offering a full array of behavioral health services and therapeutic supports to children and their families, our goal is to create opportunity for change. This 50-bed facility is enriched with an on-grounds educational center and gymnasium, athletic fields, adventure ropes course, a multipurpose dining facility, chapel; clinical building that includes confidential space for therapy services, family visitation and health management. We believe that children learn and grow in an environment that is safe, organized around daily living needs, and predictable. Staff shares in creating a therapeutic milieu that provides a foundation for each youth to reach their highest potential and prepare for a hopeful future.

Currently, we are accredited by the following organizations: Council on Accreditation for Families and Children (COA), Educational Assessment Guidelines Leading Toward Excellence (EAGLE), National Center for Professional Certification (NCPC) and the National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services (NCASES). We are committed to offering services that meet "best practice" standards. Our successes are because of the staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers, whom make a difference in the lives of children and families.

Braley & Thompson

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Braley & Thompson logo Michele R. Sigler, M. Ed, NCC
Executive Director
301 RHL Blvd.
South Charleston, WV 25309
304-744-2155 ext. 209

The Braley & Thompson mission is to promote, treat, and enhance children and individuals through community-based experiences.

Burlington United Methodist Family Services, Inc.

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Burlington United Methodist Family Services logo Mike Price
One Rainbow Lane
Compton Administration Building
P.O. Box 69, Burlington, WV 26710
Telephone: (304) 289-6010
Fax: (304) 289-3903

Burlington United Methodist Family Services, Inc. is a church-related charitable human services organization whose vision is to be a leader in providing superior and innovative services to every child in need regardless of who they are, what they have done, or where they live by empowering them to discover and fulfill their spiritual, academic, personal, and
professional dreams and passions.

Family Connections, Inc.

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Family Connections logo Joanne Dobrzanski
Executive Director
PO Box 348
Colliers, WV 26035
(304) 723-3423 or (304) 527-3303
(304) 723-3426 (Fax)

Formerly Brooke-Hancock Group Homes, Inc., Family Connections is a licensed, non-profit mental health agency established in 1976 with outpatient offices Weirton, WV and a residential facility in Colliers, WV. Dedicated to the care, welfare, and respect of families and the individuals who comprise them, Family Connections is committed to helping individuals function to the best of their abilities by engaging the resources that exist naturally within their family and community. Interventions provided by Family Connections are derived from and guided by the developing body of knowledge in the family field and include outpatient therapy, home-based services, evaluation, residential group care, and training and consultation.

Golden Girl, Inc.

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Golden Girl logo Renee Harrison
Executive Director
PO Box 876
Ceredo, WV 25507
(304) 453-1401
(304) 453- 6273 (Fax)

Golden Girl, a nonprofit group home for girls, was founded in 1983 by Judy Gilkerson, who continues with us as our Administrative Consultant/Therapist.

Our program is designed to encourage positive change and growth through a series of educational, recreational, treatment and support services in a warm, loving, and therapeutic environment.

We continue at our original location in Ceredo, which is a small, quaint town. We are ideally located and within close proximity to schools, recreational facilities, cultural events, and medical services.

Highland Hospital

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Highland Hospital logo Lora Dunn
Program Manager/Director of Therapy
1418 MacCorkle Ave.
Charleston, WV 25303
(304) 348-1422

Acute psychiatric healthcare with caring staff including board certified psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses, licensed therapists, recreation specialist, licensed social workers, family counselors and dieticians. Highland Hospital provides effective therapy, individualized treatment programs, and medication management offering hope and redirection through a continuum of diversified care of services. Crisis calls answered 24 hours a day.

National Youth Advocate Program

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Highland Hospital logo Website

The National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP) has provided cost effective, community based services and support to children, youth and families since 1978. We offer flexible, creative, outcome based solutions to meet the unique needs of the communities we serve and the individual needs of the youth and families involved in our programs.

Pressley Ridge

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Pressley Ridge logo Angie Gee-Hamilton, MA, LPC, LSW
Executive Director
Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia
265 Robert C Byrd Drive, PO Box 1202
Crab Orchard, WV 25827
(304) 252-1106
(304) 252-0911 (Fax)

Since 1832, Pressley Ridge has understood that all children can change and grow and that all family can use support. They help over 5,400 children and families annually through Educational Opportunities, Foster Care Connections, Residential Options, and Community-based Support with locations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, as well as internationally in Portugal and Hungary.

Prestera Center

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Highland Hospital logo Karen Yost, MA, LSW, LPC, NCC, ALPS, CCDVC, MAC, CSOTS
Chief Executive Officer
3375 US Rt. 60 East
Huntington, WV 25707
Office: (304) 525-7851 ext. 1134
Fax: (304) 697-1251

Since 1967, Prestera Center has provided high quality comprehensive behavioral health services to adults, children and families. We serve the following counties in West Virginia: Boone, Cabell, Clay, Kanawha, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam and Wayne. Prestera Center provides a continuum of mental health, addictions treatment and integrated services for co-occurring problems from general outpatient services to specialized services for more intensive care. In addition, Prestera Center also provides waiver, homeless, and supported employment services for adults.

River Park Hospital

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River Park Hospital logo Chris Whitt, MSN, RN-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
1230 6th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
Toll Free: 1-800-992-9101

River Park Hospital is a behavioral health care facility that provides services to individuals of all ages with psychiatric and emotional problems. River Park is dedicated to quality, individualized treatment in a compassionate and professional setting.

Stepping Stone, Inc.

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Stepping Stone logo Heather Collins
Executive Director
PO Box 2054
Fairmont, WV 26555-2054
(304) 366- 8571
(304) 368- 0795 (Fax)

Stepping Stone, Inc. , founded in 1977, is a licensed, non-profit, Level I residential facility serving boys age 12 - 17. We are located on a small peach and apple tree grove just outside of Fairmont, WV. Our mission is to provide our boys with the opportunity to develop a better self image through building positive social behaviors as well as learning various life skills necessary to cope in today's society.

Stepping Stones, Inc.

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Stepping Stones logo Susan Fry
Executive Director
PO Box 539
Lavalette, WV 25535
(304) 429- 2297
(304) 429- 8365 (Fax)

Stepping Stones, Inc. provides Residential, Transitional Living and Community Based services.  The Level II Residential provides a full array of clinical services for male youth ages 11 - 17 years at intake.  The Level I Residential helps prepare co-ed youth ages 16 years to 21 years for independence by emphasizing experiential life skills and assuming more personal responsibility for daily living.  It's My Move is the Transitional Living Program that provides 3 Phases of support:  on-grounds Level I; Phase 2 Supervised Apartment Living in Huntington, WV and as a Licensed Chafee Independent Living Provider we offer housing support through the Phase 3 of Scattered Site Apartment Living.  At all levels of programming, we have strong relationships with the public school system as well as post-secondary educational programs.

Try-Again Homes, Inc.

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Try Again Homes logo Gwen Davis, MPA
Executive Director
PO Box 1228
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 225-0510, Ext. 334

Try-Again Homes, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation committed to providing safe nurturing places for children in need and dedicated to the growth, development, and empowerment of individuals and families for healthier communities. Try-Again Homes, Inc. is a licensed child placing agency which provides foster care for abused and/or neglected children from birth through 21 years of age. In addition, we provide family visitation and behavioral health services for children and families in West Virginia.

Westbrook Health Services

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Try Again Homes logo JoAnn Powell
Chief Executive Officer
2121 East Seventh Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Office: (304) 485-1721
Fax: (304) 485-6710

The professionals at Westbrook Health Services believe in promoting the well-being of individuals and families struggling with a wide range of challenges. Westbrook serves the needs of nearly 8,000 people annually. The three primary categories of care are individuals with mental health issues, intellectual and developmental disabilities, substance abuse and addiction challenges. Westbrook empowers people to achieve wellness with a staff of psychiatrist, physicians, nurses, psychologists, professional counselors, social workers and addiction counselors.