We've Been Helping West Virginia Kids One Step At A Time... for over 35 years!

Stepping Stones has grown and now provides a full array of services for the children and families in Cabell, Wayne and surrounding counties.

Established in 1975, Stepping Stones, Inc. is a nationally accredited, fully licensed child welfare provider with over thirty-five years experience in working with West Virginia’s troubled and troubling youth and their families. The therapeutic milieu is family centered and youth focused and provides youth with an opportunity to enhance cognitive competence, internalize coping skills and develop an “I Can” attitude. Through restructuring, re-education and reintegration, Stepping Stones seeks to strengthen the youth’s relationship with family and community. The Program firmly believes that discovering and uncovering the connectedness of the youth and his family with the community is paramount in treatment delivery.

The Stepping Stones, Inc. Administrative and Residential campus is located in Lavalette, WV on 166 acres in rural Wayne County, just 20 minutes from the service rich area of Huntington, WV.


  • Our Message is Simple ... Kids Can
  • We believe in family and Community
  • We go the Extra Step
  • We appreciate the Joy in Every Day
  • Kids need a Safe & Structured Environment
  • Education is a Must
  • We all call it Home
  • WV Kids and Families deserve our Best
We believe that challenge can be motivating for our kids, staff and Program.

We look at challenge as an opportunity for growth. We are responsible for adhering to the highest standards in child care; everyday, in every policy; during your every phone call.
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Helping Kids Realize Their Potential

We're proud to provide qualified counseling and mentoring services, as well as family centered, child focused, therapeutic programming for all our kids.

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Treatment Programs We Offer
  • Residential Services
  • Transitioning Youth to Independence
  • Socially Necessary Services
  • The Community Based Team

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