Romney, West Virginia


Romney Child Shelter
Romney Office

550 West Sioux Lane
Romney, WV 26757
Phone: 304-822-4652
: Ashley Dunlap, Shelter Supervisor


Romney Foster Care/Adoption

550 West Sioux Lane
Romney, WV 26757
Phone: 304-822-4652
: Sally Johnson

How to Get There:

Coming into Romney on Route 50, turn north on State Road 28. Go three blocks and turn left on Sioux Lane. After three blocks, Sioux Lane begins to curve to the right. The shelter is straight ahead at the curve, just past North Charlevoix Place. Look for a large two story white house.

Meet the Staff

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2015 Summer Fundraiser



Both pictures are of Laura Yost receiving a Children's Home Society plaque from Salley Johnson, Romney Site Director, one picture is for Knippenberg Insurance Agency and the other is for Shooters Neighborhood Bar and Grill.   Laura works for both businesses. Thank you for your continued support.

LRS Campaign 2014

On March 9, 2015, Children’s Home Society presented employees of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar in Elkins with a plaque for selling the most Little Red Stockings during our 2014 Little Red Stocking campaign!  This restaurant’s employees sold a total of 1432 stockings, the highest of 161 businesses assisting our Romney location!  The money raised will help us to find and train loving forever homes for our WV children served through our Romney site.  Many thanks to all of the customers of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar for your support!  Also, we would like to thank the employees and customers of the Elkins Go-Mart I and II for your help as well.  We appreciate all of the community support!



Andrew and Manda Teter adopted biological sisters, Kaylie and Karissa on December 17, 2014 in Pendleton County. Pictured (L-R): Manda Teter holding Kaylie, Judge Charles Parsons, Andrew Teter holding Karissa, and their biological son, Evan Teter.

Mr and Mrs Santa Claus, also known as Jami and Brandon Cox! 

Left to right:  Tom and Angela Tucker, Andrew and Manda Teter, front and center is Tamera Wimer with her son Hunter, in back are Melody and Raymond VanMeter, Deanna Lewis, then Amanda See and Elisabeth Riggleman, then on far right are Sonya and Chris Morgan

Desiree Wimer with Santa at the 2014 Romney foster care Christmas party which was held on December 12, 2014 at Grace Methodist Church in Keyser. 

Hunter Wimer, brother of Desiree, at the 2014 Romney foster care Christmas party which was held on December 12, 2014 at Grace Methodist Church in Keyser.


Pictured (L-R) Amanda, Bryce, Judge Jordan, and Elisabeth
Amanda See adopted Bryce on October 31, 2014 in Petersburg, WV. Amanda and her partner Elisabeth welcomed Bryce into their home  on January 20, 2014.


Chris and Sonya Morgan adopted Jonathan Gage on August 20, 2014 in Mineral County. Chris and Sonya have had several foster care placements through Children’s Home Society but this is their first adoption. They welcomed Jonathan Gage into their home on October 17, 2012. Pictured are, Judge Lynn Nelson, Trenton, Briah, Chris, Sonya, and Jonathan Morgan.



Tom and Angela Tucker adopted Lance on August 14, 2014. Tom and Angela have been an approved home through Children’s Home Society since 2012. Lance was placed in the home on March 23, 2013. Tom, Angela and Lance are very excited to now and forever be known as the Tucker Family! Above is Tucker Family with Hampshire County Judge Charles Carl.



On August 12, 2013, Amy Pancake and  Delegate Ruth Rowan with the Hampshire County Community Foundation, presented Children’s Home Society, Romney office, with a check for 250.00 to help fund our WE CAN program!  Pictured are from left to right:  Advisory Council members Gini Johnson, Butch Johnson, Maureen Wysopal, Site Manager Sally Johnson, Delegate Ruth Rowan and Amy Pancake.  We very much appreciate the kindness and generosity of the Hampshire County Community Foundation as we work to locate good, caring mentors for our youth!

On June 15, 2013, Danville Community Baptist Church Women’s Fellowship as well as members of the Church held a picnic at the Church Pavilion for RCS Shelter Youth!  Pictured are the folks who made the picnic happen!  There was lots of homemade food, games for the shelter residents to play, prizes and goodie bags that each resident received.  Many thanks goes to each and everyone at Danville Community Baptist Church for making this the best picnic yet!  Also present at the festivities were the youth who regularly attend Danville Community Baptist Church. 


Romney Site Manager Sally Johnson (pictured on the right) presenting Petersburg Girl Scout Leader Lacey Hardy with certificate of appreciation for the girl scouts’ service during our 2012 Christmas campaign. 


On March 19, 2013, Children’s Home Society held a pizza party for Petersburg Girl Scouts to thank them for their participation in our 2012 Angel Tree Project during the most recent Christmas season!  CHS staff presented Scout Leader Lacey Hardy with a certificate of appreciation for the work the girl scouts did during this project.  We thank the Petersburg Girl Scouts very much for their service and look forward to working with them again in 2013!


On  February 25, 2013, Regional Director Sally Johnson presented Elkins Applebee  Neighborhood Grill and Bar with an engraved traveling trophy for selling the most Little Red Stockings for the Romney Site.  Sally presented this trophy with the staff and management of this Appplebee’s Restaurant.  Many thanks to Applebees for your participation in the 2012 campaign and for being our best sellers!  We look forward to working with you in 2013!


Pictured above is Sally Johnson, CHS Romney site Director, recieving a donation of $5000 from the American Woodmark Foundation's Mary Kesner, Bryan Amtower, and Chenoa Rhodes.



On January 10, 2013, Romney Regional Director Sally Johnson and Shelter Supervisor Carrie Fradiska met with staff at the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar in Elkins, WV to thank them personally for their participation in our Little Red Stocking campaign.   Pictured is Sally presenting a certificate of appreciation and hand written thank you card to the Manager and her staff at Applebee’s.  According to their records, they sold 1834 Little Red Stockings this year!  They informed CHS staff that they plan to sell even more next year!  Carrie and Sally were very impressed with the staff’s passion and excitement about this campaign!  They have agreed to hold a kick-off of the Little Red Stocking campaign with the Romney staff next fall!  We thank each one of these wonderful individuals for their avid participation in this campaign!  Carrie and Sally have invited all of the Applebee’s staff to our site and have provided our web site address so that they can see the site that they are helping.  Thank you each again for all you did to make this campaign our most successful to date!



We at the Romney site would like to introduce you to our newest adoptee!  Pictured left to right:  Danny Wimer holding Hunter Slade Wimer, next is Tammy Wimer and Judge Parsons.  Hunter was adopted on this date. He is the second child this couple has adopted, having adopted Hunter’s biological sister previously!    Many thanks to the Wimers for being such great parents to these two beautiful children!  We will surely miss you!


Adoption Awareness Month

Pictured above from left to right: Carrie Fradiska, Sally Johnson, Donna Wilkinson, and sitting is Romney Mayor Daniel Hileman.


Ruth Rowan, State Delegate and active member of the Romney site’s advisory council, presented a legislative citation to the Boy Scout Troop 69 in Fort Ashby, WV on November  6, 2012 at their regular troop meeting.  Boy Scout Troop 69 was given this award due to the outstanding volunteer work they do for our children and youth throughout the year!  They host our foster care Christmas party, providing all of the delicious food and games, they hold an annual Field Day for our shelter residents and they participate with us in the Angel Tree program during the Christmas season, purchasing gifts for needy children in Hampshire and Mineral Counties.  We at Children’s Home Society very much appreciate everything these children and their troop leaders do to help us throughout the year!


Delegate Ruth Rowan presented Mayor Dan Hileman with legislative citation for the work the City of Romney does to help our Romney site Steven Martin, Delegate Ruth Rowan, Ruth Martin.  The Martins have volunteered at our Romney site for the past year and are in the process of becoming our first WE CAN mentors.
Butch Johnson, Delegate Rowan and Gini Johnson, two of our very active advisory council members and volunteers are recognized for their work with our agency over the past year.

Left to right-Gini Johnson, Dee Shepherd, Delegate Rowan, June Ketterman and Sue Stotler.  These ladies represent Danville Community Baptist Women's group who sponsored a picnic this past summer for our residents, they make continuous donations of in-kind items and are recognized for all of their work with our site as well over the past year.

Children’s Home Society, Romney Site, would like to introduce our latest adoptive child and family!  Desiree Wimer was adopted on August 20, 2012 to Danny and Tammy Wimer, one of our foster and adoptive homes which is located in the Hardy County area.  This was Desiree and the Wimer’s first placement!  The Wimers will be adopting Desiree’s baby brother in the next few months as well, making it possible  for brother and sister to stay together in the same loving home!  Many thanks to the Wimer family for the love and support you provide to our children! 

Pictured:   left to right:  Danny Wimer, Judge Parsons, Tammy Wimer holding Desiree Wimer. 


Timbrook Chevrolet and Timbrook Ford in Keyser, WV, participated in Children’s Home Society’s annual Little Red Stocking campaign, competing to see which dealership could sell the most stockings. Although it was a close competition, Timbrook Chevrolet was the ultimate winner in 2011! On January 16, 2012, Children’s Home Society presented Timbrook Chevrolet with the winning plaque! Sally Johnson, Regional Director with Children’s Home Society, presented this plaque to Fred Timbrook, owner of Timbrook Chevrolet and Timbrook Ford. The plaque is a traveling trophy with winners determined annually following the wrap up of the Little Red Stocking campaign. 2011 was the first year for such a competition. We at Children’s Home Society wish to thank both Timbrook Chevrolet and Timbrook Ford for their participation in this campaign and their support of the Helen’s Angels Program! We also thank the customers of both dealerships who supported the Little Red Stocking campaign! We look forward to working with each dealership again in 2012!
Romney LRS

Timbrook Chevrolet in Keyser participated in our third annual Christmas angel campaign, purchasing gifts for approximately 15 needy children in the Mineral County area.  Pictured is employee Mark Steinmetz who helped lead this effort through Timbrook Chevrolet.  This company is also participating heavily in our annual Little Red Stocking campaign!  We sincerely appreciate all of the hard work and support of Timbrook Chevrolet as we serve our local children! 

Romney Adoptions

The Romney site is celebrating our first two adoptions under the new adoptions initiative contract! Raven and Sierra Rogers were adopted by Darius and Valerie Rogers, one of our foster-adopt families! Raven and Sierra are very happy to be a part of such a big family and extended family with new brothers, aunts, uncles and grandparents! We congratulate the Rogers family on their new additions to their family and thank them for their love and dedication to Raven and Sierra! In a few more months, they will be adopting a third child through our site as well! Thank you Darius and Valerie for being one of our “forever families”.

These adoptions make seven for the Romney site in addition to another adoption finalization hearing scheduled for October 5, 2011!

On October 5, 2011, the Romney site celebrated the second of two recent adoptions. This second celebration was for 16-year-old "Jo-Jo" Stewart Simpson. In the photo to the right you will see (seated) Jo-Jo and standing behind him are (left to right) Jesse Simpson, adopted son; Gene "JR" Simpson, Jr., adoptive parent; and Circuit Judge Phil Jordan. We thank and congratulate JR Simpson for providing permanency to these two very fine young men. Son Jesse was the Romney site's first adoption.

On April 16, 2012, the Rogers family adopted Xavier who is now known as Xavier Joseph Rogers.  He likes to be called Joey Rogers.  This is the Rogers’ third adoption with Children’s Home Society.  They also adopted Raven and Sierra Rogers last year!  With this family now having 5 children, including two biological sons, this family has decided that their family is complete and their home is closed with Children’s Home Society.  We thank them for their wonderful service and for being a loving, permanent, forever home for our children! 

Pictured:  front left to right-Sierra Rogers, Raven Rogers, Hunter Rogers, Xavier “Joey” Rogers (our newest adopted child), Valerie Rogers and Judge Phil Jordan.
Back row-Sally Johnson, Darius Rogers

Children’s Home Society's Summer Quilt Raffle Report

The Romney site recently completed a summer raffle with a portion of the proceeds being used for the purchase of needed playground equipment for our foster and adopted children! Two of our wonderful volunteers, Steven and Ruth Martin, picked up this equipment and installed it on September 27, 2011! The Site Manager, Sally Johnson, was so excited to get this equipment for our children that she had to try it out for herself! Many, many thanks go to Mr. and Mrs. Martin for the generous use of their time and energy in transporting, assembling and installing this equipment! Many thanks to everyone at CHS and in our communities for your generous purchases of raffle tickets, and we very much appreciate the Hampshire Community Quilters for donating the most beautiful quilt for our summer raffle! We rely on each and every one of you to help make a child’s life brighter and we say THANK YOU!!!

Congratulations to Stephen and Bonita Charles of Manchester, Kentucky, winners of 2011 Summer raffle! We hope you enjoy this quilt!

Steven and Ruth Martin relax after installing the playground equipment.

Romney News

Easter Egg Hunt!

On April 22, 2011, our foster children and shelter residents were treated to an Easter Egg Hunt sponsored and hosted by Advisory Council members, Gini and Butch Johnson (pictured, left). Advisory Council member, Maureen Wysopal, was on hand as well for the festivities and fun. A party with lots of good food was held following the Easter Egg Hunt to satisfy the appetites the children and volunteers had worked up. We owe a huge "Thank You!" to our Advisory Council Members for such a great event!

Romney Kicks Off the Little Red Stocking Campaign

House Delegate, Ruth Rowan, and Bailey Coleman, "Miss Hampshire County Fair Outstanding Teen 2010", were on hand at Romney's Children's Home Society site on November 29th to help kick off our annual Little Red Stocking Campaign. During this campaign, we ask local businesses to sell out stockings for $1.00 each. Customers can put their names on the stockings and hang them in the business. The Society conducts this campaign state wide from the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve each year.
Our Romney site is always looking for caring individuals and families who may be interested in becoming foster parents and/or adoptive parents, and/or volunteers working with our children in care. If you are interested in helping children, please purchase a stocking at one of the many locations in the area. If you are interested in becoming a foster, adoptive parent or wish to volunteer your time, please call us at 304-822-4652!

Celebrating Adoption

Our Romney site celebrated their first finalized adoption on March 24, 2010, when Gene Simpson and son, Jesse, went to court and made Jesse's adoption official. Our best wishes to them both!

Dominion Power helps Children

Sally Johnson and Carrie Fradiska did a presentation for the Mt. Storm branch of Dominion Power on September 21, 2010 for 200 employees, explaining what services we provide. During this presentation, Sally gave Dominion Power a certificate of appreciation in order to recognize this plant’s service and support to the Romney site during the past year. Such service has included conducting a field day for our residents and residents of the Martinsburg shelter, bringing picnics to the Romney residents, participating in the Little Red Stocking ampaign, providing Easter baskets to our residents, being a part of our advisory council, holding a softball tournament on our behalf in June of this year, and making our site recipients of the employees’ United Way employee contributions. This plant also plans to provide gifts for our foster care-shelter Christmas party this year as well. Thank you Dominion-Mt. Storm Branch for all of your help! We look forward to a very long relationship with your plant!

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