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
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.
Youth Services System
1000 Chapline Street
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.
Burlington United Methodist Family Services Pathways - Transitional Living
RR 3, Box 3122
Keyser, WV 26726
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.
1598 C 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, 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.
(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.
Youth ages 18-20 exiting the foster care system or who have left foster care and have not yet reached age 21.