Community Foundation of Burke County Awards Grant

Posted by: swright 2 months ago

Southmountain Children and Family Services has completed a major renovation project of homes at “Southmountain Estates” its unique Foster Community. The Community Foundation of Burke County has been an important and continued partner in renovations at Southmountain Estates, and has awarded two grants totaling $21,205 to remodel two kitchens and 11 bathrooms at the Foster Community.  The homes were built in the mid 1990's and were in desperate need of repair after having housing hundreds of children over the last 25 years. Southmountain would like to express sincere appreciation to the Community Foundation of Burke County for their continued generosity and support.

Good Times for Teens at Southmountain Estates

Posted by: swright 2 months, 1 week 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 4 months 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 4 months, 2 weeks 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 9 months 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.