Our Mission Statement:


Elkins Mountain Schools provides intensive treatment services to children and their families in an effort to help them live responsible and productive lives.


Scenic mountains and tress with American flag on left - "Making the success of each child a priority"In 1987 Elkins Mountain Schools opened its first residential program to keep at-risk male adolescents in-state and closer to their homes, schools, and communities.

Since those early days Elkins Mountain Schools has evolved; keeping up with the best practices, research data, and ensuring quality care and treatment for clients and families.

In 1996 Elkins Mountain Schools was awarded accreditation by The Joint Commission, a national nonprofit organization that sets standards of care for consumers receiving medical and behavioral health services.

Shortly After Elkins Mountain Schools expanded its influence by providing contracted Youth Services to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to assist the State with helping at-risk children and their families.

Formed in 1997, the Elkins Mountain Schools assisted in the creation of the Alliance for Children, an innovative partnership of leading West Virginia private child welfare organizations.

The Alliance makes significant contributor in the areas of service and public development, professional education and training, and the advancement of practice standards at the local, state, national and international levels. 

In 2001 Elkins Mountain Schools opened a 15 bed Level II residential program in an adjacent community , located approximately five minutes from the Level III (Main Campus).

In partnership with the West Virginia Department of Education services to West Virginia children and families by participating in the needs of children and families in the region. In partnership with the West Virginia Department of Education, Elkins Mountain Schools provides an on-campus school for clients at both residential programs. Adolescents with special learning needs are provided Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) with inclusion learning. Consistent with state and federal standards the school provides a guidance specialist who provides essential assistance in the client’s transition to public school education.

Elkins Mountain Schools employs approximately 100 persons who are extensively screened and trained in accordance with regulations and accredited standards. Elkins Mountain Schools employees take immense pride in their service to the children and families of the State of West Virginia.

Elkins Mountain Schools departments include Case Management, Treatment and Continuous Quality Improvement, Operations, Campus Services (House Keeping, Maintenance, Food Services), Clerical, Human Resources, Business and Purchasing departments.