Founder A.D. Peacock with the first boy

Mr. A.D. Peacock, a businessman from Whiteville, found a family struggling to survive. He knew he had to help; the seven cold, hungry and penniless children were desperate. He immediately took action and saved them. From that day forward, he vowed to make a difference in the lives of many more children.

And, he did.

Since 1954, Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina (Boys Home, formerly) has been a sanctuary for hurting children - a safe place for young people who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other family dysfunction.

B&GH continues to care for vulnerable kids with the same conviction and passion as Mr. Peacock did so many years go.

Mr. Peacock’s dream of helping children wouldn’t have been realized without the generosity of civic organizations throughout the state. B&GH’s ongoing relationships with Civitan, Jaycees, Kiwanis, Lions, Optimist, Rotary and General Federation of Women’s Clubs make us unique within this industry.

Also important to the legacy of our organization, we have an active and growing Alumni Association. Any former resident is invited to join.