Welcome to Davis-Stuart Inc.

Therapeutic Residential Care

By providing therapeutic residential care, we strive to meet the special needs of residents ages 12 to 19 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, Inc. I hope that you find our site useful and interesting. For the past ninety-three 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. As the needs of our residents have changed throughout the many years, so has our approach to serving 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 and 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 to learn more about the ministry and services of Davis-Stuart, Inc. 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 us. We would love to hear from you.


Mark A. Spangler 

Executive Director

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