Member Agencies

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A Caring Alternative, LLC (ACA) is a well-established comprehensive care agency providing behavioral health and substance use disorder services to adults, adolescents, and children in western North Carolina.

ACI is committed to providing quality person-centered services and support to individuals with special needs and/or mental illnesses. Through such support, it is ACI’s mission to enhance the lives of the people it serves.

Alexander Youth Network provides quality professional treatment to children with serious emotional and behavioral problems. We deliver an effective and efficient array of services, enabling children and their families to exercise self-determination, achieve their potential, and become positive contributors to society.

The focus of the American Children’s Home is to provide a safe and loving home for children when their own homes are no longer safe and loving.

Amos Cottage houses programs for children with special needs; and it offers a number of outpatient developmental programs that are unique within our region.

As a mission-based managed care organization, we are more than just another health insurance company. Every day, we put care at the heart of our work for members and their families. We emphasize preventive care, health maintenance and community outreach programs. And as we continue to grow, AmeriHealth Caritas is doing even more to help members get care and stay well.


The principal mission of Bailey’s Respite Care, Inc. is to respond to the diverse needs of all individuals we serve by creating an accessible system of providing individualized care of the consumer which supports choices, promotes dignity, and independence.

The Bair Foundation will provide Christ-centered quality care and services dedicated to the treatment, restoration and empowerment of children, youth and families.

The organization provides a myriad of services including children’s residential care, family care for single mothers and their children, homes for developmentally disabled adults, weekday education, and a resource-based program for aging adults.

Bethany Christian Services is a global nonprofit organization that brings families together and keeps families together. Our services include adoption, foster care, and pregnancy counseling. We also provide counseling to families, assist refugees and immigrants resettling in the U.S., and partner with several international countries to help keep families together.

Better Connections, Inc. operates on the premise that each person is unique. Our organization strives to assure that appropriate assessment of each individual determines goal attainment. We believe all people should be afforded the opportunity for dignity and respect.

Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Home accepts children placed by the North Carolina Department of Social Services, but is not managed, owned, or governed by the State of North Carolina, except as laws are applicable.

Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, Inc. is dedicated to providing a comprehensive array of residential and community-based services to meet the needs of vulnerable children by addressing their physical, emotional, social, educational and spiritual development.

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For more than 100 years The Crossnore School has provided a Christian sanctuary of hope and healing for children in need from North Carolina. Our holistic model of care allows us to care for and nurture each child’s mind, body and spirit.

Catawba County Government provides necessary services to its citizens with honesty and professionalism at reasonable costs.

CHS meets the complex needs of North Carolina’s children and families by providing a broad spectrum of programs and services. While we have been known for our adoption services, CHS also provides post adoption services, foster care, parenting education, family preservation, teen pregnancy prevention and family finding services.

Our goal is to provide a home-like environment to assist our children in transition to a more permanent home in after-care after being placed care by DSS for reasons of abuse, neglect, or dependency.

Children’s Homes of Cleveland County’s mission is to provide services to children and their families, to come together to learn, to grow and to develop in a safe, stable environment – because we care.

Children’s Hope Alliance is the combination of Barium Springs and Grandfather Home for Children joining forces to serve children and families throughout North Carolina. Our comprehensive services and programs are designed to give hope to our clients by providing a safe home, healing their hurt and encouraging a healthy start.

Coastal Horizons Center, Inc. promotes choices for healthier lives and safer communities by providing a continuum of professional services for prevention, crisis intervention, sexual assault victims, criminal justice alternatives, and treatment of substance use and mental health disorders.


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Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

Echelon Care’s Residential Program offers a safe, therapeutic environment for youth to work on their life challenges.

Echelon Care’s Residential Program offers a safe, therapeutic environment for youth to work on their life challenges.

Nearly 500,000 children in North Carolina live in poverty, and more than 10,000 children in North Carolina require foster care due to abuse, abandonment or neglect. Elon Homes and Schools for Children (EHSC) helps children in these circumstances overcome the barriers they face to educational opportunity, safe shelter and wellness.


We are a fully accredited home that is licensed by the State of North Carolina.

FPCS is a private, 501c3 non-profit, licensed child placing agency with offices in California, North Carolina and South Carolina. FPCS believes that every child should have a loving home that is prepared to meet their needs emotionally, physically, and financially.

Pathways is dedicated to ensuring that all clients have access to professional community-based care, proven treatment methods and comprehensive service planning. Pathways offers a wide variety of programs across the country that share a primary commitment to provide care that builds on our clients’ strengths and addresses their unique, individual needs.

Family Service of the Piedmont is the largest private, nonprofit agency of its kind in Guilford County, NC. The agency empowers individuals and families in crisis to restore hope, achieve stability and thrive through quality support services, advocacy and education.

Florence Crittenton Services is one of the largest comprehensive residential programs for at-risk and pregnant girls and women in the United States. Established in 1903, our agency serves as a healthy alternative for at-risk and pregnant adolescents and women in North Carolina.

For over 30 years we have helped them navigate the tricky waters of academia, understand the importance of personal fiscal responsibility, determine achievable career goals, and create networks of friendship and support.

We provide support & treatment for children and adults with behavioral disorders or mental illness. We also specialize in recovery treatment for those struggling with substance abuse.

The Free Will Baptist Children’s Home is dedicated to the ministry of providing for the needs of trauma affected children and families to help them become contributing, responsible citizens

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Haven House Services strengthens youth and young adults through effective programs, advocacy and community mobilization.


Leslie Kellenberger Consulting (Affiliate Member)

Life Based Conceptions, LLC is a nationally accredited Medicaid Enhanced Benefit Services provider, with its administrative offices in Durham, NC, serving individuals in the following counties: Durham, Wake, Orange, Person, Chatham, Alamance and surrounding areas.

With the help of thousands of volunteers, donors, and faith partners, LSC helps veterans and others transition from homelessness to dignity;


MHCO exists for one purpose — to help children who need a stable, caring and loving home.

With 25 years of experience, we are dedicated to providing our patients with quality care and are committed to staffing devoted healthcare professionals in a variety of environments,

Meridian provides outpatient and community-based services in Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Transylvania counties. In addition, we provide community-based services in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Swain and Buncombe counties.

We work to provide safe, stable homes where children can thrive and live fully into their God-given potential. While not always traditional or biological, an MHC home is where child and family are equipped to succeed. We build on strengths, nurturing hopes and goals, and prepare all in our care to imagine and shape their own futures. .

Monarch is a statewide provider of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance use disorders. The orange, shaded North Carolina map below shows where Monarch offers its programs and services.

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Nazareth Child & Family Connection has targeted a specific population of North Carolina’s children and developed a program that specifically addresses deficit areas they exhibit in their home, educational system, and the community.


October Road, Inc. is a mental health and substance abuse treatment services provider based in Asheville, North Carolina.

The Omni Family of Services is a multi-state placement agency that provides services for adults and children. Omni focuses on family, providing each individual with a community support system to facilitate and inspire growth and development.


PRIDE provides a community-based network of services designed to serve an individual’s needs in the least restrictive and most appropriate setting. Services are developed based upon the premise that programs should be as flexible and unrestrictive as the individual’s needs allow. Additionally, these services should change as the needs of the individual changes.

Serve the distinctive needs of our client’s, to provide evidence-based mental health services while promoting the professional development of faculty. Progressive Care Services, Inc. is committed to providing quality services in a therapeutic environment, with concern and passion for one’s personal development.

“Educate, enrich and empower to make a difference” is the mandate of
Psychotherapeutic Services, founded in 1988 as a private-public partnership with the State of Delaware, to deliver services to persons with serious mental illness.

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RSI provides living options and related supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages.

Rusmed Consultants, LLC

Trust RusMed Consultants, LLC to deliver outstanding service within the North Carolina network. We offer a wide variety of services such as community networking & in home care.


ShineLight serves as a guiding light for individuals and their families by leading the way in support and services for individuals with autism. We seek the light in each person we support and join them on their journey of discovery.

SouthLight Healthcare is a premier provider of Substance Abuse treatment for the Triangle area and beyond.

Since 1903, child advocacy and foster community specialist Southmountain Children and Family Services has been providing exceptional care for children and families in North Carolina.

To provide compassionate and highly effective mental health treatment options, utilizing a collaborative team approach to care in the most appropriate setting to meet the diverse behavioral health needs of the communities we serve.

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Thompson provides comprehensive education, treatment and care designed to transform lives. Our goal is to create a stable foundation on which children and families can learn to thrive for a lifetime.

Timber Ridge Treatment Center provides an exceptional program to rehabilitate troubled males from 12 to 17 years of age.

Turning Point Family CARE, PLLC strives in partnership with individuals, families and the community, to provide excellent quality services to ensure greater health and safety, personal choice and the achievement of outcomes for people with unique needs


We are a nonprofit on a mission to promote community inclusion, independence and growth for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through residential, employment and cultural enrichment opportunities.

United Living, LLC’s purpose is to offer the most comprehensive and up to date services/supports available for the people we support.

Universal MH/DD/SAS is dedicated to helping individuals and families affected by mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse in achieving their full potential to live, work and grow in the community.

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We specialize in a relatively brief therapy, on the average 10-12 sessions, utilizing state licensed, Christian-oriented, mental health practitioners from all disciplines including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, and substance abuse counselors.


emerges as a leading North Carolina provider of treatment and rehabilitative services for at-risk children, adolescents and/or adults with mental health disabilities.

Youth Focus, Inc. is a non-profit United Way agency dedicated to helping young people and their families learn to deal with today’s pressures. A powerful collaboration of medical professionals, therapists, law enforcement, administrators, businesses, and volunteers, helping solve young people’s diverse problems.

Youth Haven Services is now an Open Access Mental Health facility. We offer same or next day assessment and urgent Outpatient Therapy services. Call 336-349-2233 for more information.

Our Intensive In-Home Services provides parents strategies on how to better manage their children who are coping with mental illness.

Whether you are a licensed counselor, a recent graduate, a professional with experience working with troubled youth, a current youth social worker or youth mental health counselor, or you’re simply interested in exploring counseling jobs with children and families, we’ve got a place for you.

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