Years of Service. Years of Hope.
St. John’s Home for Children is a residential level facility for boys with behavioral or emotional difficulties, and/or are victims of abuse and neglect.
West Virginia Facility for Boys
Serving the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia
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—10-bed Residential Level II facility. We serve all areas of West Virginia, with preferential placement for boys from the Northern Panhandle.
Supporting the Cause
The Board of Directors of the St. John’s Home for Children works on improving the lives of each and every boy that they work with. Each decision made is to help to increase awareness and build a stronger community for our residents.
The St. John’s Home for Children’s Auxiliary is comprised of alumni, families (past and present), and friends of the St. John’s Home for Children. New Auxiliary members can join from near and far. You don’t have to be in Wheeling to share your ideas.
History of Helping
Opened in 1856 as an orphanage by Bishop Richard Whelan, the first Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, and the Sisters of St. Joseph, the St. John’s/St. Vincent’s Home for Children has been home to thousands of boys and girls over the past century and a half.