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Patchwork, licensed by the State of West Virginia is a runaway and homeless shelter for youth ages 12+ and offers crisis support services.

New Connections

The Education Program accepts any youth ages 17 – 21 who is interested in studying with the full-time Educator. Students also receive free food, training in life skills, help in obtaining employment, and case management.  New Connections also has an Independent Living Program with five on-site apartments for youth ages 16 – 21.

Turning Point

Turning Point accepts male and female youth, ages 15 – 19  in the custody of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.  Youth work towards independence, moving through a four phase system where they earn increased freedom with increased responsibility.

About Us

DAYMARK is a community-based organization that has been helping West Virginia teenagers and young adults since the mid-70s.  DAYMARK’s programs provide a variety of experiences and opportunities for youth.  Emergency services such as food, clothing, and shelter are available as well as education and help with employment.

DAYMARK’s services are free, confidential and voluntary to youth ages 12—21.

Although all of DAYMARK’s facilities are located in  Charleston, West Virginia. the agency accepts youth from all over West Virginia.   When you donate to DAYMARK, all of your money stays in West Virginia, helping West Virginia kids.

For more information about DAYMARK’s various youth programs, click on Patchwork, New Connections, or Turning Point.

All programs are fully licensed and accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

  • Mailing Address

    1592 Washington Street East, Suite 2

    Charleston, WV 25311

  • Telephone and Fax Numbers

    Administration: 304-340-3675 (phone)

    304-340-3595 (fax)

    New Connections:  304-340-3690 (phone)

    304-340-3595 (fax)

    Patchwork:  304-340-3670 (phone)

    304-342-0333 (fax)

    Turning Point: 304-340-3633 (phone)

    304-342-0333 (fax)

Funding Sources