Welcome to Southmountain

Since 1903, Southmountain Children and Family Services has been providing pathways for children, families, and the community in numerous ways. From basic education to a safe haven to a multitude of life-changing programs, Southmountain has remained a solid rock for children and families. 

Now headquartered in Morganton, NC, Southmountain Children and Family Services operates the State’s first and only foster community near Lake James and Children’s Advocacy Centers serving counties all across North Carolina. 

“Providing Pathways of Change” is more than just our mission statement, it’s our mantra. Since 1903, our professional and dedicated staff have helped children and families overcome desperation, despair, and devastating traumas. From our very beginning we have helped to create positive social skills, acceptable behaviors, and enhanced lifestyles.

Our goal today, just like it was Miss Emily's, is to give children and families hope for their futures with the opportunity to experience successful accomplishments and fulfillment of their dreams.

Your support of our children is greatly needed and very much appreciated! Southmountain Children and Family Services is a 501©3 organization whose $5 million dollar budget is met in part by private donations. Your tax-deductible gift helps to ensure that we can successfully meet the needs of the children and families we are called to serve.

Contributions may be sent to: 

P.O. Box 3387, Morganton, NC 28680  - 828-584-1105

Or visit our Donate Page for safe, secure online contributions.


Help children in western North Carolina realize their dreams. Your support is as appreciated as it is needed. Thank you.

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