Author: Holly Kessler

Through the Years: The Children’s Home
We had the opportunity to interview Kimberly King about the history of The Children's Home. Kim started working with The Children's Home (TCH) in 1983. She now serves as Fostering [...]
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How Childhood Trauma Impacts Development
Creating a Family Podcast invited Brett Loftis, Crossnore's CEO, and Dr. Dawn O'Malley, Senior Director of Clinical Services, to a discussion of how trauma impacts a child's development.
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Announcing: Crossnore Communities for Children
We are so excited to announce our updated name: Crossnore Communities for Children. In the fall of 2020, Crossnore’s Board of Trustees completed their strategic planning for the upcoming three [...]
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Empowering Youth to Live Independently
Crossnore School & Children’s Home is excited to build upon years of experience at the Winston-Salem and Avery campuses serving youth aging out of foster care. This expansion of services [...]
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Fostering Hope in Polk County
To say that Jeremy and Donna Wood’s lives revolve around children is quite the understatement. They have been married for eight years and have six children between them, ranging in [...]
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We are #crossnorestrong.
At Crossnore, we are blessed to be a family. Whether it’s the children we care for, our staff, our Trustees, community partners, donors, and volunteers, we are one big family. [...]
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Dreaming Big – Cuba’s Story
Cuba Barber is a young woman on the move. Her early history includes moving from family member to family member before finally entering foster care. Originally, sent to a group [...]
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Creating Her Own Future
When you meet Tornyha, you are immediately struck by her shy smile and quiet demeanor. But as you get to know her, it’s clear that Tornyha is motivated to set [...]
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Renovations on our Winston Campus
Last year was a long year for our top-notch facilities team. They take care of dozens of buildings, cottages, and staff residences across two large campuses. It’s a job that [...]
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A Life of Hope and Healing
Sometimes you meet people in life who seem to make it their mission to take care of others. Such is the case with alumnus David Irwin. David arrived at the [...]
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