Good Times for Teens at Southmountain Estates

Posted by: swright 1 day, 4 hours ago

With the official beginning of summer, our teens at Southmountain Estates have been staying healthy and active, exploring the vast natural resources of our local national forest and wilderness areas on weekly hikes to waterfalls. Thanks to the leadership of our Recreational Therapy interns, they are also participating in weekly creative/ expressive art projects. Our enthusiastic interns are also planning a summer bash to celebrate the end of their internships.

Professional Parents Are True Heros!

Posted by: swright 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Chris Jernigan, Executive Director, Janet Curtis, Chief Operating Officer, and the Board of Trustees of Southmountain Children and Family Services wish to recognize and honor all of the professional parents at our Foster Community. During the Covid-19 pandemic, these dedicated employees have continued to do their jobs all day every day without a break and without a minute of free time.

Southmountain Children and Family Services Receives Grant From Glass Foundation

Posted by: swright 2 months, 1 week ago

Southmountain Children and Family Services is the proud recipient of a grant from the Glass Foundation, a private family foundation based in Asheville, North Carolina.  This generous grant of $48,900 has been used to renovate bathrooms in the homes at the Foster Community in Western Burke County.  The homes were built in the mid 1990's and were in desperate need of repair after having housed hundreds of children over the last 25 years. Southmountain would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Glass Foundation for their continued generosity and support.

Rhonda Robbins Gives Keynote Presentation!

Posted by: swright 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Rhonda Robbins, Certified Facility Dog Handler and Forensic Interviewer for the Children's Advocacy Centers of Southmountain Children and Family Services was honored to give the Keynote Presentation at the 2019 7th Annual International Courthouse Dogs Conference in Seattle, Washington. Her presentation was titled “Building a Trauma Informed Community with Four Paws: Utilizing a Facility Dog in School and Community Programs.” As keynote speaker, the presentation highlighted the ways that using a Facility Dog can bridge positive relationships, while creating fun and educational programs in the community. Rhonda shared information about prevention programs that she facilitates including Personal Body Safety, Internet Safety; teaching children and adults the dangers of the internet and ways to keep children safe -a program partnership with McDowell County Sheriff's Office. 

2019 Annual Agency Open House and Christmas Parade

Posted by: swright 7 months, 1 week ago

This coming Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 1:45 - 5:00 p.m. Southmountain Children and Family Services will be hosting our Annual Christmas Parade and Open House.  The Parade will begin at 2 p.m and the Open House will follow until 5:00 p.m.  Open to the public, we welcome all community members to spend an afternoon at Southmountain Estates, our Foster Community located near Lake James. Come enjoy our parade followed by an open house of all of our family homes.