Youth Emergency Shelters
A program of Alliance for Children, Inc.
The E.Y.E.S. Program is committed to promoting the well-being of
youth with disabilities and their families while the youth is placed
in emergency crisis care.
The E.Y.E.S. Program provides emergency crisis care for West Virginia
youth ages 7-17 with a documented diagnosis of mental retardation
and/or developmental disability. The youth may also havce a co-existing
disorder of mental illness or substance abuse.
The youths needs will be met in a safe, supportive and therapeutic
manner in one of three proposed sites in the state. Each site will
have three to four beds and will provide 24-hour, year round intensive
care for youth in crisis with a maximum stay of 30 days.
Services provided while a child is at an E.Y.E.S.
Shelter will include, but not be limited to:
Living Skills Development
to Medical Treatment