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Sharing hope... changing lives


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 (BCH) was born on November 11, 1885 when nine-year-old Mary Presson stepped off the train at the property located in the small community of Thomasville, NC. Greeted by founder and longtime North Carolina Baptist John Haymes Mills, Mary became the first child admitted into the care of the Thomasville Orphanage as it was originally known.

Today, BCH has grown from its inaugural location into a sprawling organization located in 30 communities throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and in Guatemala. The nonprofit, which is fueled by charitable funding provided by churches and donors, has added a variety of services to offer help and hope to children, families, single mothers, college students, intellectually/developmentally disabled adults, and aging adults. 



We serve all 100 North Carolina counties and operate locations in 30 communities throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Guatemala.



Jesus Christ is the HEARTBEAT OF HOPE that resonates throughout the many ministries of the Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina. We are a Christ-centered organization that believes in modeling the life-changing love that Jesus has shown to every one of us. 


It is the vision of Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina to provide the highest quality of services in child and family care. We will be a provider of choice in a culture of excellence.

- Michael C. Blackwell, President 

The leadership and staff of Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina (BCH) place top priority on a Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) plan which propels it to become a world class model of excellence in child and family care. A well-defined, implemented, and continuously evaluated PQI plan enables BCH to develop a path of work that is clear, flexible, responsive, pace-setting, and secure.


BCH is committed to providing quality services to children and families. PQI is a method of regular monitoring, evaluation, planning, remediation, and improvement which ensures that the institution accomplishes its commitment to excellence.

In February 2019, Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina received perfect ratings in 99.99% of the 1,084 standards that were evaluated as part of the reaccreditation process conducted by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services.

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Charity Navigator has awarded Baptist Children's Homes of NC four out of a possible four stars. This rating means BCH adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Please click on the logo to review our four star rating.
If you are interested in learning more about BCH, you can contact us by clicking the button below.
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