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Old 03-09-2009, 05:48 PM   #171
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WV Children's Home - Randolph Co

Located near Davis & Elkins College on the west side of Elkins.

The following notes are taken from an article by the WV Dept of Agriculture:

The home was created in 1909 by an act of the Legislature and is the only state-operated residential youth facility in West Virginia . Annually, approximately 60 individuals come to the facility for 6-12 months each.
The West Virginia Children's Home provides residential social services to youth ages 11 to 17 from all 55 counties in West Virginia . The facility is licensed for 25 residents, and provides private rooms, semiprivate rooms and dormitory style housing.

Programs are tailored to individual needs, but typically focus on developing skills and techniques to help residents develop positive life skills and overcome unhealthy thinking and behavior. The home also includes a school that is fully accredited by the West Virginia Department of Education where residents are instructed in all required subject matter areas.

Historical Marker located southbound lane of Rt 219 entering Elkins on the west end of town.

WV Children's Home. Located 1/4 mile up the street where you turn off for the marker.
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