Staff Housing Village under construction for B&GH

May 1, 2020

Staff Housing Village under construction with one unit complete

Lake Waccamaw, NC – Construction is underway on the staff housing village for Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina residential staff.

Located on Chauncey Town Road, the staff village will provide housing for residential team members when they are off-duty with a goal of recruiting and retaining high quality staff to provide an even better experience for the children served.

“We often say that our Residential Counseling staff is where the rubber meets the road in our program,” said President Gary Faircloth. “These folks are in the cottages 24 hours a day creating relationships with the residents and providing the guidance, support and discipline our children need. These are very special people that do this work because they are called to do it. This is not just a job for them. It is critical to the success of our program of care that we are able to recruit and retain exceptional staff for our children.”

Funding for this project was provided as part of the For the Love of Kids capital campaign concluded during the fall of 2018.

“We had some very special donors step forward to specifically fund this project to support our residential staff,” said Faircloth. “We delayed the construction a couple times due to hurricane related issues. We were concerned that we could face another delay with the various coronavirus related stay at home orders, but construction was deemed to be essential by the governor. Additionally, we are most grateful that the funds already raised to support this project allowed us to keep the construction team employed and working during this time.”

The first of three units is complete with construction underway on the second and third units. A dedication ceremony is planned once the village is complete.

About Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina

Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, Inc., has been helping children since 1954. Since then, more than 7,500 children have benefitted from the services of the not-for-profit, 501(c)3 agency. Its mission is to provide a comprehensive array of services for children and youth who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other family dysfunction. B&GH offers adoption, family and therapeutic foster care, free children’s therapy, as well as residential care on the campus at Lake Waccamaw. The campus features a SACS-accredited school with a middle and high school curriculum, vocational education, recreation facilities, farm, chapel and cottage life. As many as 320 vulnerable children are cared for through the residential, community-based services, and school program provided by B&GH at any given time. B&GH operates its program, services and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws. B&GH is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation.