Member Agencies

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ACI-Dungarvin, formerly known as ACI Support Specialists, LLC which was established in 2004, is committed to providing quality, person-centered services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities, mental health challenges, and other special needs. It is ACI-Dungarvin’s mission to enhance the lives of the people we serve. We are dedicated to providing the best services possible through an organizational culture that holds steadfast to these principles. ACI-Dungarvin utilizes a person-centered program model that emphasizes participant self-determination and individual choice. As an organization, we have adopted a philosophy of continuous improvement in an environment where staff and participants are seen as equals.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Crossnore Communities for Children is 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.


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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.

Echelon Care is committed to establishing therapeutic relationships both with families, and other providers that share a similar passion for promoting the future of children. At all times the children’s best interest are our top priority. We believe in empowering the consumers and their families, giving them tools that can last them for a lifetime. We recognize that with children it is necessary to teach them to become disinterested in old negative habits and excited about new healthy habits and ideas. This process is one that we are familiar with, and one that we teach utilizing the most recent and successful evidenced based practices. Among our goals is to teach a child that by approaching and looking at life and decisions through a different perspective, they will increase their opportunities for success.

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.


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 Preservation Services of North Carolina, Inc. offers an array of community, home, and school based services designed to respond to identified state and local needs. We provide a trauma-specific approach to working with medical, behavioral and the social needs of an individual.

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.

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.


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.


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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Since 2010 Rapid Resource for Families (RRFF) has worked collaboratively with our network of provider agencies to provide treatment for children in a family based setting.

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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Eating disorders, mental health, and substance use disorders are rarely isolated conditions. At Tapestry, we understand that behavioral health issues are often the result of previous trauma and require a multifaceted approach to fully address and heal the complexities of the underlying issues.

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 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.