Member Agencies

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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, AmeriHealth Caritas is more than just another health insurance company. Every day, they put care at the heart of our work for members and their families. They emphasize preventive care, health maintenance and community outreach programs. And as they continue to grow, AmeriHealth Caritas is doing even more to help members get care and stay well.

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.

Appalachian Community Services is a leading provider of Mental Health, Substance Use, and Developmental Disabilities services in the Southwest North Carolina regions.


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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Cardinal Innovations Healthcare insures more than 850,000 North Carolinians with complex needs.  We provide access to Medicaid and State-funded benefits and providers that best meet the needs of our members with mental health conditions,
intellectual or developmental disabilities, or substance use disorder.

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.

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.

Established to deliver quality healthcare to low income populations in North Carolina, Carolina Complete Health is a partnership between the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) and Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company with over 30 years of experience in managed care programs, working in conjunction with the North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA). Carolina Complete Health will provide managed care services and programs to Medicaid recipients in North Carolina.

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

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.

For more than 100 years, The Crossnore School & Children’s Home 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.


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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.
Our vision is for all children to have a safe place to laugh, play, and dream.

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. Eliada maintains a 5-Star Child Development Center (child care, prek, afterschool, and summer camp), Residential and Day Treatment mental health programs, Foster Care services, and Workforce Development programming.

Elon Homes for Children and Youth has a rich and proud heritage in the field of child development and services. We care for young people from a variety of backgrounds and with a wide range of needs, strengths, opportunities and dreams.


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.

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 Foster Care to Success has helped foster children to navigate the tricky waters of academia, understand the importance of personal fiscal responsibility, determine achievable career goals, and create networks of friendship and support.

Foster Family Alliance of North Carolina strives to build a community of individuals and organizations serving foster children through networking, education, and advocacy and to build a community of individuals and organizations serving foster children through networking, education, and advocacy.

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.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is the most trusted health insurer in the state and has covered NC residents for more than 84 years. Amerigroup Partnership Plan, LLC, has more than two decades of experience serving Medicaid beneficiaries and their communities. Together, Blue Cross NC and Amerigroup are launching Healthy Blue, a Medicaid plan that brings together national Medicaid experience with local focus.


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.


Our Promise:  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.


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.


Pathways provides a focused approach to managing the medical, behavioral and social needs of potentially high-cost healthcare consumers with chronic conditions and complex social challenges. Healthcare providers today are incentivized more than ever before to deliver the highest-quality, patient-centered care that results in optimal outcomes, reduced re-admissions and lower costs. Achieving the most efficient and effective model for accountable care benefits significantly from collaborating with the right service partners.

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.

Primary Health Choice is committed to helping and providing all individuals and families with the best of services to enhance, grow and maintain a high quality of life. The needs of each and every individual we serve are first and foremost. We strive on the beliefs that all individuals should receive the best services regardless of any factory.

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 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.

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.

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.

Turning Point Family Services was established in 2002 to provide nurturing, loving, therapeutic treatment homes for children.  Since then, the program has grown to fit the needs of the community and Turning Point Family Services now provides a variety of mental health services designed for children, families and adults. Our program is person-centered and strives to meet the needs of the people we serve in structured community-based settings.  We believe an individualized approach better serves children, adolescents and adults, creating an environment that is more conducive to successful treatment. Our programs and services are provided in a manner so that each individual’s strengths are identified and built upon to improve self-esteem, help promote healthy community relationships and promote recovery.


UnitedHealthcare Community & State is a health benefits company dedicated to providing diversified solutions that care for the economically disadvantaged, the medically underserved and those without benefit of employer-funded health care coverage. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

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.

Unexpected events can change our lives or the lives of those we love in the blink of an eye. Whether the passage of time or the unexpected happens, Well Care can help, allowing family members to maintain a level of independence and remain in the home.


Yelverton’s Enrichment Services 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.

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.