The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia will celebrate the grand opening of the Greenbrier Valley Children’s Home at 331 7th Street, Rupert, on July 31, at 1 p.m. West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Karen Bowling will assist with the ribbon cutting ceremony.
The Greenbrier Valley Children’s Home is approximately 9,400 square feet and will provide living space for up to 14 children at a time, serving male and female children age 7-19. The average length of stay is approximately 45 days. The Children’s Home will provide a safe, secure environment with support and access to services.
The Greenbrier Valley Children’s Home will provide a large space for recreation and therapy for children, will allow family visits to occur on site with supervision as needed, and will provide space for privacy as children deal with critical life issues. The home will also allow ample space for professional services, counseling assessments, meetings with other agencies, and multiple training sessions.
The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia is a private, nonprofit child welfare organization founded in 1896. The Society provides comprehensive child welfare, behavioral health, social casework and advocacy services. Last year the Society provided services to 13,479 children and families from thirteen primary locations throughout the state. The mission of the Children’s Home Society is to promote the well-being of children. Our Current efforts are directed at helping children find lifetime families, protecting and nurturing children, and helping preserve and strengthen their families.