In 1958, the Homes’ first cottage opened and it belonged to the Civitans, the Builders of Good Citizenship. The Civitans of North Carolina make individual member and club visits with the children in the Civitan Cottage. They make personal and club contributions and take part in refurbishing and replacing items for the cottage when needed. They also enjoy visiting with the children of the cottage on occasional off campus trips. Civitans have joined together to ensure in perpetuity the future of their cottage, so that in the future, children who will have the opportunity to call the Civitan Cottage their home.
Civitan Mission Statement
To build good citizenship by providing a volunteer organization of clubs dedicated to serving individual and community needs with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities.