Residential Level I

Transitioning to independent adulthood is hard work. Pregnancy and early parenting only increase the challenges. Typically, a Level I resident has grown up in state care and has no social safety net in place to help her navigate the first year of college or technical school, managing personal finances, becoming a parent, finding employment, struggling with mental health issues, and more.

Crittenton offers a welcoming home and supportive accompaniment to independence, with case management, counseling services, childcare assistance, and life skills development. Each young woman works to build a stable future for herself and her family.

The Level I Program

Crittenton's Level I program is an expansion of the residential program that has served West Virginia girls and young women for more than a century. The Level I House is a step-down residence, a community-based setting that supports young women as they transition to independent living. Eligible residents are aged 16-21. In the Crittenton tradition, it is the state's only Level I program designed to meet the needs of pregnant and parenting young women. 


Young Women in Level I

  • Ages 16-21
  • Enrolled in school and/or employed
  • Live with minimal supervision
  • WV residents
  • Utilize Crittenton Services for child care and counseling
  • Do not have to be pregnant or parenting