Welcome to Davis Stuart!

Therapeutic Residential Care

By providing therapeutic residential care, we strive to meet the special needs of residents ages 12 to 18 in a supervised setting. Our goal is to reunify the young person with his or her family when possible, or to give them the life skills necessary to enter into independence.

Our Vision 

In showing the Spirit of Christ, Davis Stuart is committed to helping children and their families find the spiritual, physical, and emotional wholeness for which they have been created.

Davis Stuart’s Guiding Principles and Values

• A trusting relationship is foundational in the healing process. 

• Child care and teaching are compassionate. 

• Assessment is systemic. 

• Crisis situations are opportunities for growth. 

• All behaviors are holistic in nature.



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A Message From The Director

Welcome to Davis Stuart! For the past ninety eight years, this unique ministry has been providing for the needs of West Virginia children and their families. Originally established as a Presbyterian orphanage, Davis Stuart now provides therapeutic residential services to children ages 12-18.

As the needs of our residents have changed throughout these many years, so has our clinical approach to rehabilitating them. However, some things have never changed: the need for a loving, stable environment for young people to grow, learn and develop insight to their problems and difficulties. We strive to provide an environment that is conducive for a young person to develop the skills to be a healthy citizen in body, mind, and spirit. We accomplish this through our multi-disciplinary team of highly skilled, compassionate staff members, a systemic approach, and the support of benevolent, concerned supporters.

I invite you to take time to browse through the information on this website in order to learn more about the ministry and services of Davis Stuart. If you would like to learn more about us, or would like to discover how you might help in this important work, please feel free to contact me. I would love to hear from you.


Mark C. Bissell, Ph.D.
Executive Director

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