Children’s Home


History Of Crossnore School & Children’s Home

Founded in 1913 by Drs. Eustace and Mary Martin Sloop, The Crossnore School, first created as a boarding school for disadvantaged mountain children to live and learn, continues today to serve children in need from North Carolina. Children live, learn, and prosper in a loving home environment.

Similarly, The Children’s Home, founded in 1909 by the Methodist Church, has served thousands of children throughout its history, first as an orphanage, and today serving children in need in residential group foster care, as well as community-based services.
On January 1, 2017, the two organizations merged into Crossnore School & Children’s Home for the sole purpose of serving more children in western North Carolina. With three locations – one nestled on 86 acres in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain town of Crossnore, NC, the second located on 212 acres on the edge of downtown Winston-Salem, NC, and the third in the historic district of downtown Hendersonville, NC — we are committed to providing a sanctuary of hope and healing for children. We offer group residential foster care in homes on the Avery and Winston-Salem campuses, as well as community-based foster care and adoption services and clinical services at all three locations.

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