Welcome to Our Blog!
Hello everyone! We want to welcome you to American Children’s Home’s (ACH) first blog post. Our goal with this blog is to shed light on what it is that we do here at ACH, some of the activities we have going on, and the issues that we think are important to our organization’s mission. With this first post, we want to give some background information about who we are and what we do.
ACH originally opened in 1928 to serve as a home for orphaned children of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics. However, as time has passed there are fewer true orphans. The Home now serves children that have been court order to be removed from their homes by county Departments of Social Services due to abuse, abandonment, and/or neglect.
Our goal is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for these children. We want to heal our children’s past while preparing them to become successful adults in the future. Our staff is specially trained operate under the C.A.R.E. Model. The C.A.R.E. Model was developed to be trauma-sensitive and developmentally appropriate.
We have children living with both foster care families and on our campus in Lexington, NC in residential cottages. There are currently 30 children living in our cottages, and 36 in Foster Care. We care for both boys and girls anywhere between the ages of newborn-21 years old.
Another program that is offered by ACH is Evans Child Development Center (ECDC.) ECDC is a four star center that is open Monday-Friday and offers quality, affordable child care for children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 12 years old. The various programs offered within ECDC are designed to foster the physical, social, cognitive, and emotional growth of every child.
If you have any further questions about our background or the services we offer, feel free to give us a call at 336-357-7126 or check out our website: www.ach-nc.org. Be sure to like our Facebook Page at American Children’s Home, follow us on Twitter @webelieveinach, and follow us on Instagram @american_childrens_home. Also check back with us often for a new blog post about what’s going on at ACH!