Brandon, a teenager living at our Foster Community, turned 18 years old on December 1st! At 18, Brandon could have chosen to leave the Foster Community and live on his own; but instead, he chose to stay with his house parents on campus where he is learning some important skills that he will need to live on his own. Brandon is a senior in high school and is maintaining good grades, while working a part time job at Jersey Mikes. He was able to save $1,400 from his summer job which he used to pay for half of his first car. The LINKS program, North Carolina’s Foster Care Independence Program, will pay the other half. LINKS provides services and resources to all youth ages 16 to 21 who are in foster care or have aged out of foster care.
Brandon’s foster parents, Tim and Kelsey Webb have done an outstanding job teaching Brandon to save money, and have supported him in working a part time job so he can learn the skills that he will need to live on his own! Great job Brandon, Kelsey and Tim!
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Child Advocacy Center Director Beth Cali Presents at National Conference
Beth Cali Director and Forensic Interviewer at the Burke County Child Advocacy Center recently presented research during a training session at the National Adolescent Perpetration Network. NAPN is subsidiary of the Kempe Center for Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect which is attached to the University of Colorado School of …
Southmountain Sponsors Poster Contest For Prevention To Child Abuse Month
MARION, NC (Mar. 23, 2014) – To recognize and support Prevention to Child Abuse Month, which begins April 1, the McDowell County Child Advocacy Center is holding a poster contest for all fourth graders throughout the county. The McDowell County Child Advocacy Center is part of Southmountain Child and Family Services’ network of child a…
Southmountain Names Burke County Child Advocacy Center Director
MORGANTON, NC (Mar. 6, 2014) – Beth Cali, a lifelong resident of Burke County, recently was recently appointed as Director of the Burke County Child Advocacy Center for Southmountain Children and Family Services. As director, Cali is responsible for structuring and conducting interviews of suspected child abuse victims and facilitating multidisci…