About Us

We believe that all children should have the benefit of a safe, stable home – a place where they belong, where they are loved, guided, and encouraged.

Our commitment to North Carolina families dates back to 1899 with our founding in Raleigh as a traditional, campus-based orphanage serving children referred by local Methodist churches. That organization, Methodist Orphanage, is known today as Methodist Home for Children and, still headquartered in Raleigh, has evolved and expanded to serve families regardless of their religion, race, or socioeconomic status. Our 60-acre campus has been sold – it’s better known these days as Fletcher Park – but an historical marker on Glenwood Avenue reminds us of the children who lived there.

Today, the children in our care live throughout the state. We partner with public agencies and raise funds through private gifts and grants to provide the best in evidence-based services. We could not do this life-changing work without the gracious support of our friends. Thank you!