Referrals to Baptist Children's are accepted from anyone. Children and families are referred by themselves, departments of social services, pastors, educators, juvenile services, or other family members. Vist the Referral section to learn more or to make an immediate, online referral.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, Baptist Children's Homes depends on the generosity of North Carolina Baptist churches, businesses and individuals for the majority of its funding. Churches give through budget designations, BCH's annual Thanksgiving Offering, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Cooperative Missions Program, and other special gifts. In addition to financial contributions, donors can support BCH through estate planned giving. Visit Get Involved to learn more.
Baptist Children's Homes employs nearly 350 full-time and part-time staff.
Baptist Children's Homes is a nonprofit organization that serves children and families in crisis. BCH is one of the premier child care institutions in North Carolina. It provides only the highest quality of care through a highly trained, highly qualified, Christian staff. The agency's mission statement is "to provide the highest quality of Christian services to children, adults, and families in a caring culture of measurable excellence."
Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina offers residential placement and prevention services to help children and families overcome problems and challenges. BCH provides services in 23 communities across the state plus orphanages in Guatemala. In addition to its traditional cottage homes for children, BCH trains and licenses familes to become family foster homes for children. BCH also operates a teen mother/baby parent home, a transitional living service for older residents, homes for intellectually and developmentally disabled adults, a model weekday education program, residential wilderness camps for at-risk boys and girls, and cottages across the state for single mothers and their children. The nonprofit serves families struggling with financial stability through the Bob and Carolyn Tucker Greater Vision Outreach Ministry.
Utilizing funding provided by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, BCH operates the North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM), a program providing information and resources to aid North Carolina’s aging population and their families.
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Financial giving is the easiest way to impact Baptist Children's Homes boys and girls. Supporters can make an immediate gift using BCH's secure online giving feature. Supporters can also help by participating in BCH's recycling program, "Change for Children" promotions, raising a "Mile of Pennies," and donating items found on the online needs list. Volunteer opportunities are also available throughout the year. Visit Get Involved to learn more.
Baptist Children's Homes was established in 1885. Mills Home in Thomasville, formerly the Baptist Orphanage, is BCH's oldest and largest campus.
Baptist Children's Homes has locations in 23 communities across North Carolina and orphanages in Guatemala. BCH's state administration offices are located in Thomasville.