As you transition to independence you will have a very important
choice to make. Do you want to be on your own or go into a
transition program? It's your responsibility to be informed and
make good choices. Below are some transition programs:
Stepping Stones, Inc.
It's My Move
P.O. Box 539
Lavalette, WV 25535
It's My Move gives you a chance to try new things without doing it alone. It's a step by step journey into adulthood with caring people at your side.
Burlington United Methodist Family Services
Pathways - Transitional Living Program
145 Southern Drive
Keyser, WV 26710
Pathways is a transitional living program designed to prepare youth 16 to 21 with the skills needed for independence. We utilize a three phase program with a group home, supported apartments and independent living, using a holistic approach that promotes emotional, spiritual and behavioral stability required for successful community reintegration. All youth participate in education, employment and life skills components to achieve their goals.
Youth Services System
P. O. Box 6041
Wheeling, WV 26003
Youth Services System (YSS) Inc. is a West Virginia non-profit organization that has served over 16,000 young people in the last 34 years. YSS began in 1974 to offer new and innovative options to West Virginia's at-risk youth. We offer a range of services, all aimed at resolving crisis and building skills and social connections for youth.
1592 Washington Street, East
Charleston, WV 25311
The New Connections Independent Living program is for older youth (16-21) who are in the custody of the state, or who are homeless. Five on-site apartments are rented to youth who are working and attending school. Residents maintain their own apartments, buy groceries, prepare their own meals, and manage their own money. New Connections staff provides help in setting up the apartment, support, and twenty-four hour a day supervision.