The Value of Effective Programs

Modern executives prefer to hire graduates who can contribute to innovation in the workplace, solve complex problems and work within diverse teams. At Genesis, we create project-based learning opportunities for every age group that fuses academics with non-cognitive skill development so children can thrive in school, their communities, and, ultimately, the workforce.

Because today they may be kids. But tomorrow they will be our neighbors, co-workers, and even teach our own children. This is why what we do is important.

Emergency Shelters

Genesis Youth Crisis Center has established itself as a premier child welfare provider in the state of West Virginia. We operate 3 shelters that serve children and youth, ages 6-18 from all 55 WV counties. All shelters facilities provide a therapeutic environment comprised of group interaction, life skills, and behavior management.

Emergency shelter services include 24 hour line-of-sight supervision in a staff-secure setting, Comprehensive Assessment and Planning System (CAPS) to determine child and family needs and strengths, on-staff RN and LPN providing 24-hour care, staff qualified as Approved Medication Administrative Personnel (AMAP), staff trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), staff certified in CPR/First Aid, on-site individual, group and family therapy, individual and group supportive counseling by certified staff, on-site therapist providing therapeutic behavior services including functional behavior assessment, intensive behavior management plans, psychiatric and psychological evaluations upon request, individualized comprehensive service plans focused on social, emotional and educational functioning, as determined by clinician administered assessments.

Our Genesis Youth Center location is a state of the art facility that has the capacity for 15 youth, and includes 40 acres of outdoor recreation, visitation room, family style dining, counseling /reading area, entertainment stations, full sized gymnasium, outdoor volleyball court, picnic pavilion and fire pit.  Our Alta Vista Children’s Center location is the only shelter in the state licensed to accept children as young as six. It has the capacity for 10 children and includes an industrial playground, visitation room, family style dining, entertainment stations, reading room, access to full sized gymnasium, age appropriate play areas and outdoor recreation space. Our Ridgeline Children’s Shelter, located in Parsons, WV, is our newest shelter and houses up to 15 youth, ages 10 and up.

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Emergency Shelter Services Overview

We provide a secure facility with 24-hour line-of-sight supervision, individualized treatment plans, Comprehensive Assessment and Planning System (CAPS) including:

Child & Family Assessment

We make our decisions by identifying, considering, and weighing all factors that impact children, youth, and their families.


Case Management

We have a collaborative process that assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates what’s required to meet each youth’s needs.

Psychological Evaluation

Often the symptoms of a psychological disorder are obvious, but the cause of the problem is not always clear. Our job is to find it.

Behavior Monitoring

W monitor trends in health behavior among young people and plan, develop and implement appropriate policy and program responses to address their critical health needs.

We also have on-staff RN and LPN providing 24 hour care, staff qualified as Approved Medication Administrative Personnel (AMAP), staff trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), certified in CPR/First Aid, supportive counseling, a progressive educational program administered in partnership with the Harrison County Board of Education, supervised visitation, and more!

He was always so zealous and honorable in fulfilling his compact with me, that he made me zealous and honorable in fulfilling mine with him. If he had shown indifference as a master, I have no doubt I should have returned the compliment as a pupil. He gave me no such excuse, and each of us did the other justice.

Charles Dickens

Great Expectations



We believe relationships are key to seeing transformation in a child’s life. When you give time at Genesis, you help foster hope, one child at a time.

(304) 622-1907
192 Safe Haven Dr, Clarksburg, WV 26301
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.