Child Abuse & Neglect

More than 4,000 West Virginia children are reported victims of child abuse and neglect. Imagine how many go unreported.
Child abuse and neglect cost the U.S. $1.3 billion a year. St. John's Home for Children is working hard everyday to UPLIFT THE LIVES of each child in our care.

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St. John’s Home for Children is a private, non-profit 501c(3) organization that was established as an orphanage on February 21, 1856, by Bishop Richard Whelan and the Sisters of St. Joseph.

St. John’s Home for Children is located on five acres of land nestled in the hills of Wheeling, West Virginia. We are approximately 50 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, PA. St. John’s Home for Children is a twelve-bed Residential Level II facility for boys ages 8 to 14 who primarily present with behavioral or emotional difficulties, and/or are victims of abuse and neglect. We also work very closely with families. We primarily serve Region I, and in particular the Northern Panhandle counties of West Virginia, but will accept youth from out of the Region on a case-by-case basis.

We are licensed by the State of West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources (WV DHHR) and by the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC). We are also nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

St. John’s Home for Children is funded in part under an agreement with the Bureau for Children and Families, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, and the federal Medicaid program via the WV Office of Behavioral Health. We also receive significant funding from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.

Please click on any of our links to learn more about St. John’s Home for Children.