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The Numbers – West Virginia 4,317 children were in some sort of out-of-home care on November 31, 2014 – 3,984 in West Virginia – 333 Out of State 171.

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2 The Numbers – West Virginia 4,317 children were in some sort of out-of-home care on November 31, 2014 – 3,984 in West Virginia – 333 Out of State 171 were in Emergency Shelter Care 2,259 were in Foster Care – 961 of this population were in Therapeutic Foster Care 951 in West Virginia 10 Out of State – 1,298 of these were in Foster Family Care 1,266 in West Virginia 32 Out of State 2

3 The Numbers – West Virginia 180 were in Adoptive Homes – 147 in West Virginia – 33 Out of State 22 were in detention centers operated by the division of juvenile services in West Virginia 865 were in Group Residential Care – 695 in West Virginia – 170 Out of State 575 were in Kinship/Relative Care – 560 in West Virginia – 15 Out of State 3

4 The Numbers – West Virginia 2 were in Medical Hospital settings out of state 125 were in Long Term Psychiatric Facilities – 52 in West Virginia – 73 Out of State 27 were in Short Term Psychiatric Facilities in West Virginia 2 were in Schools For Children with Special Needs in West Virginia 8 were in Specialized Family Care (Medley) in West Virginia 14 Were in Specialized Family Care Home (Medley) in West Virginia 67 were in Transitional Living Programs in West Virginia 4

5 The Numbers – West Virginia 5

6 Alliance Agencies Of the 4,317 West Virginia children in out-of-home care 598 or 13.9% of this population were placed with an Alliance agency. – 229 children or 5.3% were placed with Children’s Home Society – 149 children or 3.5% were placed with Burlington United Methodist Family Services – 23 children or 0.5% were placed with Genesis Youth Crisis Center – 63 children or 1.5% were placed with Davis-Stuart – 32 children or 0.7% were placed with Cammack Children’s Center – 59 children or 1.4% were placed with Elkins Mountain School – 43 children or 1% were placed with Youth Services System 6

7 Alliance Agencies – Foster Care Of the 2,259 children in foster care, 207 or 9.2% were placed in an Alliance agency’s foster care program. – 135 children or 6% were placed with Children’s Home Society – 72 children or 3.2% were placed with Burlington United Methodist Family Services Of the 961 children in non-Department of Health and Human Resources (private agencies) foster care, 21.5% were with Alliance agencies – 14% of this population were placed with Children’s Home Society – 7.5% of this population were placed with Burlington United Methodist Family Services 7

8 Alliance Agencies – Foster Care 8

9 Alliance Agencies – Residential & Shelter Care Of the 865 children placed in group residential care, 248 or 28.7% were placed in an Alliance Agency’s residential program. – 77 children or 8.9% were placed with Burlington United Methodist Family Services – 63 children or 7.3% were placed with Davis-Stuart – 32 children or 3.7% were placed with Cammack Children’s Center – 59 children or 6.8% were placed with Elkins Mountain School – 17 children or 2% were placed with Youth Services System Of the 171 children placed in Emergency Shelter Care, 143 or 83.6% were placed in an Alliance Agency’s Emergency Shelter Program. – 23 children or 13.5% were placed with Genesis Youth Crisis Center – 94 children or 54.9% were placed with Children’s Home Society – 26 children or 15.2% were placed with Youth Services System 9

10 Alliance Agencies Of the 1,817children placed in the state of West Virginia, private sector, in level I, II, III, emergency shelter, and foster care, 598 or 32.9% were placed with an Alliance Agency. – 229 children or 12.6% of this population were placed with Children’s Home Society – 149 children or 8.2% of this population were placed with Burlington United Methodist Family Services – 23 children or 1.3% of this population were placed with Genesis Youth Crisis Center – 32 children or 1.8% of this population were placed with Cammack Children’s Center – 63 children or 3.5% were placed with Davis-Stuart – 59 children or 3.2% were placed with Elkins Mountain School – 43 children or 2.3% were placed with Youth Services System 10

11 Success of the Adoption Contract Since the beginning of the adoption contract on July 1, 2010, 438 adoptions have been finalized by private agencies in West Virginia. Of these finalizations, 197 or 45% were completed by an Alliance agency: Braley & Thompson has finalized 19 or 4.3% Burlington United Methodist Family Services has finalized 53 or 12.1% Children’s Home Society of West Virginia has finalized 144 or 32.9% KVC has finalized 75 or 17.1%. NECCO has finalized 51 or 11.6% NYAP has finalized 44 or 10% Potomac Center has finalized 3 or.06% Pressley Ridge has finalized 25 or 5.7% Try-Again has finalized 24 or 5.8% 11

12 Success of the Adoption Contract – Last Fiscal Year In the last fiscal year, private agencies have finalized 209 adoptions in West Virginia. Of these finalizations, 65 or 31.1% were completed by an Alliance agency. Braley and Thompson finalized 1 or.05% Burlington United Methodist Family Services finalized 13 or 6.2% Children’s Home Society of West Virginia finalized 52 or 24.9% KVC finalized 53 or 25.4% NECCO finalized 38 or 18.2% NYAP finalized 17 or 8.1% Potomac Center finalized 3 or 1.4% Pressley Ridge finalized 11 or 5.3% Try-Again finalized 21 or 10% 12

13 Alliance Agencies Statewide Footprint The Alliance Agencies are either headquartered in, or have offices in twenty-one of the fifty-five counties in West Virginia, or, approximately 38%. Headquarters/Locations: Cabell, Greenbrier, Harrison, Kanawha, Mineral, Ohio and Randolph counties. Other Locations: Berkeley, Cabell, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hardy, Kanawha, Logan, Marion, Marshall, McDowell, Mercer, Monongalia, Nicholas, Ohio, Raleigh, Taylor, Wetzel and Wood counties. The Alliance for Children serves 598 children in out-of- home care, daily, from all over the state of West Virginia utilizing these twenty one locations. 13

14 Alliance Agencies Statewide Footprint 14

15 Alliance Agencies Chamber of Commerce Memberships The Alliance Agencies belong to seventeen separate Chambers of Commerce within West Virginia, or, approximately 30% of the total fifty- seven Chambers. Chamber memberships include: Charleston Area Alliance/Chamber of Commerce (CHS), Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce (EMS), Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce (CHS), Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce (CHS & DS), Hampshire County Chamber of Commerce (CHS), Hardy County Chamber of Commerce (BUMFS & CHS), Harrison County Chamber of Commerce (GYCC), Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce (CHS), Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce (CHS), Logan County Chamber of Commerce (CHS), Marion county Chamber of Commerce (GYCC), Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce (CHS), Mineral County Chamber of Commerce (BUMFS), Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce (CHS), Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce (CHS), Ritchie County Chamber of Commerce (CHS) and the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce (YSS). 15

16 Alliance Agencies Chamber of Commerce Memberships 16

17 Impact of Alliance Agencies on West Virginia Commerce The six alliance agencies, Burlington United Methodist Family Services, Cammack Children’s Center, Children’s Home Society of West Virginia, Davis-Stuart, Elkins Mountain School, Genesis Youth Crisis Center, and Youth Services System employ approximately 1,142 employees, with a total yearly compensation of $33,248, in salaries and benefits. Children’s Home Society of West Virginia currently employs 385 individual, with a yearly compensation of $9,590, in salaries and benefits. Davis-Stuart currently employs 116 individuals, with a yearly compensation of $3,760,053 in salaries and benefits. Elkins Mountain School currently employs 99 individuals, with a yearly compensation of $4,326, in salaries and benefits. Genesis Youth Crisis Center currently employs 53 individuals, with a yearly compensation of $1,776,413 in salaries and benefits. Cammack Children’s Center currently employs 53 individuals, with a yearly compensation of $1,349, in salaries. Burlington United Methodist Family Services currently employs 261 individuals, with a yearly compensation of $6,729,051 in salaries and benefits. Youth Services System currently employs 175 individuals, with a yearly compensation of $5,715, in salaries and benefits. 17

18 State Initiative & Committee Involvement Among Alliance Agencies Adoption Resource Committee Appalachian Family & children First Council Advisory Board Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities State Meetings Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities Prevention Meetings Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities Regional Youth Services Center Meetings CAPS & CANS Work Group CEU Alliance Children’s Summits (Regionally) Court Improvement Program – MDT Study Committee – Training committee – Child Protection Across Court Systems (C-PACS) Committee – Federal Review Committee – Data, Statutes, and Rules Committee – Youth Services Committee Clinical Review Teams (Regionally) Co-existing Disorders Committee Commission to Study Residential Placements Community Collaboratives Comprehensive Behavioral Health Commission Alliance member agencies are represented in the following State Initiatives and Committees: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Court Improvement Board D.A.R.E. Tri-State Council Day Report Board of Directors Education Committee Family Resource Networks (FRNs) Foster Family Treatment Association (FFTA) Governor’s Regional Substance Abuse Task Force Human Rights Committee for Youth Health Services, Inc. Juvenile Drug Court Advisory Committee Medical Services Fund Advisory Council Mission West Virginia Strategic Planning Nicholas County Recruitment Task Force Out of Home Education Committee Out of State Review (Statewide) Paramount Arts Center Partners in Permanency Recruitment and Retention Collaborative Residential/Foster Care Regulation Review Service Array Task Groups Service Delivery and Development Work Group Social Necessity Committee Strengthening Community Partnerships Tools 4 Schools Transitional Living Oversight Committee West Virginia Child Care Association 18


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