About Us

We believe that every child deserves a chance.

We work with children who’ve been neglected, abused, and traumatized  •  We work with adults who lack basic coping and parenting skills •  We work with juvenile offenders who are unparented, failing in school, looking for acceptance in all the wrong places •  We work with teens who are struggling with mental illness and substance abuse •  We work with children who are diagnosed with severe emotional and developmental disorders •  We work with preschoolers who are at risk already for falling behind in life.

We work so that all in our care – children and families – have the hope and the skills they need to build healthy, self-sufficient, and productive lives.

Here’s how we do it:
Nurturing Hope • Foster Care & Adoption
Strengthening Homes • Family Preservation
Priming to Learn • Early Childhood Education
Breaking the Cycle • Juvenile Justice
Building Abilities • Specialized Services

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!