The Children’s Home Society is pleased to partner with Shriver Trucking Company and WV Fitness 24 to host a Golf Tournament to raise funds for our EYES Capital Campaign.
The Southern West Virginia Exceptional Youth Emergency Shelter (EYES) has been serving children in the Raleigh County community for 40 years. The Cherry Hill Shelter opened in 1982 on C&O Dam Road in Daniels, WV, serving eight children ages 7 through 17. In 2004, the shelter became the Southern West Virginia Exceptional Youth Emergency Shelter (SWVEYES) with a 5 bed capacity.
The shelter focused on meeting the needs of autistic children and children with developmental delays. At the time, it was the only shelter of its kind. SWVEYES continues to remain the only emergency child shelter in West Virginia that holds a criteria for children with exceptionalities which include; an IQ below 70, Axis II Diagnosis or Autism.
The SWVEYES staff help children learn communication skills, coping skills and how to become independent. During the last four years, the shelter has served forty-five youth for a total of 6,742 days of care.
Currently the SWEYES shelter has a capacity for 5 children. Many times children are placed in hotels or at the DHHR offices until another placement is available. Siblings are sometimes separated at placement due to the lack of bed availability.
Children placed at the SWEYES shelter come there due to severe behavioral and mental health issues. Our staff are trained to meet the special needs of these types of children. Due to limited beds, many children who need these higher level services have to be placed in other facilities that cannot provide the level of care they need most. Increasing the number of beds at our shelter would allow us to help even more of these children.
WE NEED MORE BEDS, more capacity, to meet the needs of West Virginia’s Exceptional children.
For more information about our EYES Capital Campaign, please contact Shelter Supervisor, LaAmy’a Manely at 304.255.0408 or email@example.com
Golf Tournament Information:
Friday, July 8th 2022
Stonewall Jackson Resort
Shotgun Start 9 a.m.
4 Player Team Scramble
$400 A Team
Lunch After Tournament
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