The Need is Greater Than Ever

 

You can see the headlines everywhere about the opioid crisis and the destructive impact on families.

 

We see the impact every day as vulnerable children are taken from their homes as the family deals with the addiction that leads so frequently to abuse and neglect.

 

The need to provide safe homes for children is greater than ever. It is critical to meet the needs of the child before us in the way that best serves him or her. As each child is different and has different needs, we must provide a wide continuum of services from outpatient therapy to foster care to residential care in a cottage home setting.

 

For more than a year, I have represented Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina in meeting regularly with representatives from 10 other nonprofit organizations who are recognized as leaders in the field of child welfare to discuss how to best address the needs of children and families today. Our North Carolina Homes for Children are working together for the common goal of best addressing the growing crisis of children being removed from their homes. Each of the organizations is nationally accredited with highly trained, professional care staff providing services for children.

 

All of us want to provide the best quality care for our children. We want all of our children to experience the greatest levels of success in life by providing an environment that will foster their greatness.

 

We are seeing that greatness on our campus daily. Our recently held awards banquet saw more than 160 awards presented to our children. We are regularly celebrating the individual achievements of our youth with promotion ceremonies through our GRACE model of care, representing the personal growth that leads to success in the future. And our on-campus school, Thomas Academy, will honor 19 seniors during our graduation ceremony on June 9.

 

Thank you for your part in helping to make these successes possible for these most deserving children. Futures are made brighter every day because of people like you.

 

Gary Faircloth is the President and CEO for Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina.

 

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