Exceptional 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 youth’s 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.

E.Y.E.S. Services Provided
Services provided while a child is at an E.Y.E.S. Shelter will include, but not be limited to:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Basic Living Skills Development
  • Appropriate Educational Programming
  • Access to Medical Treatment
  • Recreational Opportunities


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