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Our Purpose

When We Were Founded

November 11, 1885 by John Mills in Thomasville, North Carolina

Our Mission

Sharing hope...changing lives

Our Vision

To provide the highest quality of Christian services to children, adults, and families in a caring culture of measurable excellence.

Where We Serve

Baptist Children's Homes serves all 100 counties of North Carolina.

We have locations in 23 North Carolina communities plus an orphanage in Guatemala.

Visit 'WHERE WE SERVE' to learn more. 

Who We Serve

We provide programs and services for children of all ages, teen mothers, single mothers and their children, developmentally disabled adults as well as frail and aging adults.

Who Are The Children?

The children who live at Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) are not strangers. They come to us from communities throughout North Carolina. In addition to offering care for boys and girls, BCH also provides group homes for intellectually and developmentally disabled adults, services for aging adults, single mothers, college students and orphans in Guatemala.

Why Do Children Come?

ABUSE & NEGLECT. . .Children come to BCH due to abuse, neglect and abandonment they have often suffered at the hands of adults they have trusted to love and care for them. Alcohol and drug addiction, including the opioid crisis, is crippling families resulting in children being removed from their homes for their safety and well being.

FAMILY CRISIS. . . There are circumstances where children come to BCH because of challenges within their family. We have the privilege of working with children and their families to help them overcome the specific issues that threaten to tear the family apart.

How Are Children Referred?

Do you know a child or family who needs help? Is there a family living in your neighborhood or attending your church desperate to overcome the challenges threatening to tear them apart? A referral to Baptist Children’s Homes is not difficult or risky and it can be made by anyone. Children and families are referred by themselves, departments of social services, pastors, educators, juvenile services, concerned friends, and family members. It can be as simple as a phone call or email.

To refer a child or family by phone, 1-800-476-3669. You may also send an email through our webpage at

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