Welcome to Southmountain

Since 1903, child advocacy and foster community specialist Southmountain Children and Family Services has been providing exceptional care for children and families in North Carolina.

Headquartered in Morganton, NC, Southmountain Children and Family Services operates the State’s first and only foster community near Lake James and five Children’s Advocacy Centers and Evidence-based Treatment Centers serving Avery, Burke, McDowell, Mitchell, Transylvania, Watauga and Yancey counties.

“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 devastating traumas and subsequent negative feelings and behaviors. We help create positive social skills, behaviors, and lifestyles.

Our goal 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 $4 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 in our care. 

Contributions may be sent to: 

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

Or visit our Donate Page for safe, secure on-line 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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