Rhonda Robbins Gives Keynote Presentation!

Posted by: swright 1 month 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 1 month, 2 weeks 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.

2019 Night of Light Run

Posted by: swright 1 month, 2 weeks ago

BYOP Youth Offer Continued Support to Southmountain!

Posted by: swright 3 months, 3 weeks ago

The Burke Youth Organized Philanthropy group, also known as BYOP, has awarded a new grant to our Foster Community!  This is the third grant awarded by BYOP, and this most recent gift was used for admission fees so the children in our care could enjoy fun and educational summer activities.  Southmountain Children and Family Services is so grateful to these wonderful youth as they continue to support our children and families!

Civil Air Patrol Squadron of Hickory Visit Southmountain Estates

Posted by: swright 6 months, 2 weeks ago

It was a distinct pleasure to have the young men and women of the Civil Air Patrol Squadron and their talented Commanders, Sergeants and families from Hickory, NC descend upon Southmountain Estates community! On May 24 and 25 they held an event with a perfect balance of playfulness, discipline, and good will.