Eagles’ Wings Educational Girls Home has been working with girls throughout the four state area of West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania for over a decade.
In 1997, founder's Jeannie Hellem and twin sister Carol Watts joined families, beliefs and varied resources to design and birth what is known as "Eagles' Wings."
Based on Isaiah 40:31 "Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They will mount up with wings as eagles."
The concept and design of Eagles' Wings was to have a place where girls learned about God in an intimate way that allowed them to "become" all that God had for them. In essence, a place where girls learn to soar.
It was with this simplistic idea that the Cornerstone was laid and Eagles' Wings began the early and painful stages of a fledgling non-profit organization on the Watts's beautiful farm in Kearneysville, WV. The twins and their families gave everything they had to and for the cause of this much-needed ministry for teenage girls.
Since its inception, the ministry has undergone various changes so that it may continue to serve young girls from the region. The focus has and always will be teaching young girls about life, themselves and God through caring people and His incredible creations.
Originally, the vision and goal of Eagles’ Wings was to operate a residential facility for young teenage girls in need of placement. To date funding has not allowed us to pursue that vision, but God has allowed us to run several wonderful programs to reach a variety of young ladies from 11 years old up to 18 from many aspects of life through the expansion of our horse programs.