Member Agencies

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A Caring Alternative, LLC (ACA) is a well-established comprehensive care agency that has proudly served the community since 2006, providing behavioral health and substance use disorder services to adults, adolescents, and children in Western North Carolina.

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.

Created by the Mecklenburg County ABC Board, Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center is a non-profit organization that has been providing services to the Charlotte community since 1958. Whether you are seeking services for yourself or a loved one, have questions about your child’s behavior, or need training for yourself or your staff, Anuvia can help you.  Our services include prevention, intervention, DWI/court, assessment, detoxification, outpatient treatment, and inpatient treatment.


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.

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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Cape Fear Group Homes provides opportunities for individuals so they may reach their fullest potential.
We believe each of the individuals we serve possess unique gifts. It is through this belief that we fulfill our mission. We are fully committed to assisting each individual in the search for his or her GIFT. We know that when individuals learn to utilize their GIFTs, they will reach their optimal potential. Read more.

Founded in 1975, CARING for Children was originally based on a community need to provide emergency shelter care to children who had been removed from their homes by the local Department of Social Services due to abuse and neglect. Over four decades later, CARING for Children has evolved into an organization with diverse programs and services that meet the needs of more than 1,800 children and families annually.

The Children’s Center of Northwest North Carolina offers a wide range of programs that support the prevention, intervention and treatment of child abuse. In addition, the Children’s Center provides services for neglected and at-risk youth. The Center operates two residential cottages—one in Surry County and another in Yadkin County—and serves families from across all Northwest North Carolina.

Children’s Home Society 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.

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 Homes of Iredell County 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 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.

The Church of God Children’s Home of North Carolina is a private, not-for-profit, Christian agency that provides a positive and safe living environment for hurting, abused, dependent neglected and at-risk children placed privately and by the North Carolina Department of Social Services.

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.

Crittenton was founded more than 100 years ago in Charlotte to help young women forge a better path forward. From its inception through today, its values and mission have been consistent to serve and empower young women and girls in need of critical counseling, residential, parenting, education and therapeutic services.

We are a recognized leader in helping children who have experienced abuse or other trauma reclaim, rebuild, and reimagine the essential belief in a safe, dependable home.


ACI Support Specialists, LLC-dba, ACI-Dungarvin, was established in 2004 and is committed to providing quality, person-centered services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities, mental health challenges, and other special needs.


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Easterseals UCP works side-by-side with adults and children who are managing disabilities and mental health challenges. We serve as a nurse, a therapist, a social worker, a job counselor, a teacher, a psychologist, a caregiver and a compassionate friend all rolled into one. Our purpose is to help neighbors in need achieve better days and live their best possible life.

We minister to the spiritual, physical, emotional, and educational needs of the children that have been placed in our care. Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home believes all children have the right to be protected from abuse, to be treated with respect, to have people that listen to them, to have people that care for them, and have a safe and nurturing place to grow up and have their needs met and the support they need to achieve their goals.

Eliada’s mission is Helping Children Succeed. We provide a cradle to career continuum of services for over 700 children and youth annually. In partnership with families, we meet basic needs and provide positive child and youth development programming to all ages. We also have high level intervention and prevention services for children and adolescents that focus on social and emotional well being, life skills development, career readiness, and trauma informed treatment.


Falcon Children’s Home is a fully accredited home that is licensed by the State of North Carolina that has been providing a home for children for over 100 years.

Family Preservation Community Services 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.

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.

The Free Will Baptist Children’s Home is dedicated to providing a ministry of services to promote the spiritual, emotional, educational and physical well-being of children and families.

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

Holt Assessment Services, LLC is dedicated to providing quality behavioral health and substance use care by instilling hope, restoring confidence, and promoting healing through customized treatment with the expected outcome of improving the individual who we served quality of life. We will treat you with dignity, kindness, and respect by reminding you that you can get through this and that we are here to help you! We value the people and the community that we serve.


The mission of Integrated Family Services, PLLC is to assess, coordinate, monitor and provide a wide variety of comprehensive mental health services in a manner that promotes dignity, respect and empowerment to all consumers.


Founded in 1882, KidsPeace provides a unique psychiatric hospital; a comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; and a variety of foster care and community-based treatment programs to help people in need overcome challenges and transform their lives. KidsPeace provides emotional and physical health care and educational services in an atmosphere of teamwork, compassion and creativity.


Life Based Conceptions, LLC creates opportunities, promotes individual choice, and changes the lives of children and adults with special needs by maximizing their individual potential for learning and working in their communities.

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, Maxim Health Services is dedicated to providing their 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.

At Methodist Home for Children, we provide safe, stable homes where children can thrive and live to their full, God-given potential. While not always traditional, 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 shape their own futures.

Monarch is committed to supporting, educating, and empowering people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders to choose and achieve what is important to them.

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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.

Our work is guided by the need we see around us—and our hope to make a difference. Each day, we give kids the tools to find their voices, reconnect with their families, and tackle their challenges in new ways.


October Road is dedicated to providing full access to those who need our services, as well as making sure that each person’s needs are met based on evidence-based treatment methods, comprehensive service planning, and tracking outcome measures. We work and contract with a variety of local and state agencies who conduct compliance and outcome studies for our clinical services. These studies help us continuously improve so that we can provide the most effective and successful services to our clients.

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.


Welcome to Pinnacle Family Services.  We are a leading provider of home- and community-based services and programs for at-risk youth and their families.  Our programs include therapeutic foster care for mental health, dual diagnoses (mental health and developmental disabilities) and medically complex individuals, family preservation in home services, school-based services and juvenile offender programs.  Our company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Phoenix Counseling Center provides a full range of services that help individuals and families overcome life’s challenges. Addiction, recovery is achieved through abstinence, and medication management and education, along with therapy and support groups.  Phoenix staff is trained to deal with crisis situations ranging from acute psychiatric symptoms to dangerous behaviors resulting from drug or alcohol use.

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.

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

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

Riverbend Services strives to provide integrated, culturally competent services that yield data driven outcomes promoting personal dignity, growth, self-respect, and integration in the community.  The provide a system of care that is designed to meet the needs of persons served.


ShineLight is an organization created with the distinct purpose of providing a brighter life and future for individuals with autism. For over 14 years, ShineLight has served as a guiding light for individuals and their families by leading the way in residential and employment support services in and around the Fayettevile, NC area. The organization also offers ABA, social and community living skills.

Since the 1940’s Sipe’s Orchard Home has been a safe and caring place for children.  Today they serve children of all ages through a variety of programs.

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.

SPARC Services and Programs is dedicated to the mission of Keeping People Out of Institutionalized Care. We do this by truly meeting individuals and families where they are at; physically and emotionally.

Support, Inc. was founded in 2001, after several years of planning and preparation, and began its operations in July 2002.  Our agency provides a continuum of services for children and adults.  The founding members founded the organization on the basic principle that MH/DD/SA services should be provided in a manner that promotes the respect and dignity of all served consumers.  Support, Inc. has been nationally accredited through CARF since 2008.

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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.


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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Waynesboro Family Clinic specializes 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.


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.

Youth Unlimited’s 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.