The Stepping Stone, Inc. Level 1 residential treatment program is designed to teach our residents respect; respect for themselves, their community, their parents, police and public officials, adults and their peers.

Education is a very important part of our program. Residents will either attend public junior high or high school or work towards their GED while in our program. We also transition residents into college or vocational school when their time for independence has come.

Community involvement is another important aspect of our program. Our residents are encouraged to participate in exctracurricular activities such as sports, theater, part-time jobs, and other areas pertaining to their specific interests.

The global goal of our program is to break the cycle of behaviors, dependence and systems that resulted in the resident’s original introduction into the child welfare system.

Services Provided

The following clinical services are provided for our residents:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Individual Supportive Counseling
  • Clinical Evaluations
  • Basic Living Skills
  • Case Management
  • Casey Life Skills Training
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Group Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Assessment & Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluations
  • Medical, Dental & Optical Care
  • Medication Assessments
  • Nursing Assessments

Who We Serve

In order to be considered for the program, candidates must be:

  • Adolescent male, between the ages of 12 - 17, OR
  • Transitioning adult male, between the ages of 18 - 21
  • In the custody of the WV DHHR (no private referrals)
  • Victims of abuse or neglect, AND/OR
  • Step down from higher level treatment or out of state placement
  • Disruptive Behaviors and Emotional Distress

If you are a WV DHHR worker and have a male child's case that you believe may qualify him for our program, please visit our Contact page to submit your referral by e-mail. You can also call or fax us at the numbers listed on the left. Private referrals are not accepted.