Choices

Transition Choices
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 transitions programs:


Stepping Stones, Inc.
It's My Move
P.O. Box 539
Lavalette, WV 25535
(304) 429-2297
www.itsmymove.org

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.

  • Learn about people and places that can help you.
  • Connect with people who can help you think about your future career, get a job and do well at work.
  • Step up into your own apartment gradually with a 3-step program that teaches you what you need to know along the way.
  • Learn important skills for taking care your home, your life and your world.
  • You make your dreams come true by making good choices. It's My Move gives you the time, support and advice you need to get it right.

Youth Services System
1000 Chapline Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 233-9627
www.youthservicessystem.org

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.


Burlington United Methodist Family Services Pathways - Transitional Living
RR 3, Box 3122
Keyser, WV 26726
304.252.8508
http://www.bumfs.org/home.htm

Burlington utilizes a holistic team approach to treatment that promotes the mental and spiritual wellness and behavioral stability required for successful community reintegration. Individual programming is offered based on young adults needs.


Daymark
1598 C Washington Street, East
Charleston, WV 25311
304.340.3690
www.daymark.org

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, but 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.


MODIFY
(Mentoring and Oversight for Developing Independence with Foster Youth)

Community Support Services
The program provides support and serves former foster care recipients between 18 to 20 years of age to complement their own efforts toward self-sufficiency and to assure that program participants recognize and accept their personal responsibility for preparing to make the transition from adolescence to adulthood.

Project Services

  • Independent Living Services
  • Transitional Living Services
  • Educational Benefits
  • Job Preparation
  • Community Support Services

Project Eligibility
Youth ages 18-20 exiting the foster care system or who have left foster care and have not yet reached age 21.

You can request services yourself by calling 1-866-720-3605 or 304-558-6067
and also by e-mail modifyced@hsc.wvu.edu
For more information visit www.modify.cedwvu.org