Gingerbread House - Burke CAC - Celebrates its' 20th Anniversary

Posted by: swright 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Southmountain Receives Grant for Southmountain Estates

Posted by: swright 1 year ago

Southmountain Children and Family Services is the proud recipient of a quite generous grant of $7,600 from the Camp Lake James Stewardship Fund and the Community Foundation of Burke County.  The grant will be used to make improvements to the homes at Southmountain’s Foster Community.  Two homes will receive new kitchen countertops as a result of this grant.  Southmountain would like to express our sincere appreciation for the continued support from the Community Foundation of Burke County and the Camp Lake James Stewardship Fund.

Lake Hickory Adventures

Posted by: swright 1 year, 1 month ago

On September 8, 2018, Chad and Lisa Burel, owners of Lake Hickory Adventures, along with their friends from Mountain View Baptist Church treated 13 of our children along with the Southmountain Children and Family Services’ Recreation Department staff to a fun-filled day on Lake Hickory. Our kids had a blast riding in their speed boat; tubing and swimming in the lake; and having their faces painted. We also got to enjoy making crafts, decorating goody bags to take home, playing horseshoes, and blowing a bazillion bubbles! Another highlight of the day was singing with and listening to Luke Burel and his church worship team friends.
The Burls generously provided a fantastic lunch spread for all to enjoy! What a kind, joyful, and generous bunch are Chad, Lisa, Jesse, Luke, and their friends from Mountain View Baptist Church in Hickory! They continue to remind us of what community love and support look like in action. Southmountain is blessed to have them as friends!

A New School Year Is Upon Us!

Posted by: swright 1 year, 2 months ago

To the excitement of some children and the disappointment of others, regardless of how we feel about it--a new school year is now upon us!  This year, Southmountain has 37 children enrolled in Burke County Public Schools.   Twenty of our children are attending Glen Alpine Elementary, 9 students are attending Table Rock Middle School and 8 children are enrolled at Freedom High School. We want to wish each and every child a successful and fun school year and wish our foster parents the best of luck in supporting each of their young learners!

Back to School Picnic

Posted by: swright 1 year, 2 months ago

Every year, prior to the beginning of a new school year, Southmountain Children and Family Services hosts a back to school picnic for our children, parents, staff, and school teachers and principals.  This year, we welcomed a great turnout from the schools, and it was a perfect opportunity for our children and their teachers to meet prior to the beginning of school.  To show appreciation to our schools, Southmountain gave a gift basket full of goodies to each school.  We served delicious picnic food with a big shout out to Skip Haynes who did a wonderful job preparing the food and Claudia Klahre who organized the event.  It was a quite enjoyable time for all who attended!