Author: Patrice Williams

Through the Years: Crossnore School
We sat down with Kathy Dellinger, who now serves as Executive Assistant to our CEO and Deputy Director. She is also part of our External Relations team. Kathy began with [...]
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The HEART of a Cottage Parent: Why They Say Yes
Betty Lovell has always had a heart for children. Her heart, coupled with her more than 44 years of working with at-risk children made the idea of a career with [...]
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The HEART of a Foster Parent: Why They Say Yes
Many folks, at one time or another, may feel curious and possibly even called to foster care. With more than 15,000 children in foster care in NC, the need is [...]
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Redefining Family: The Adams’ Story
If you think your house is bustling, you should meet the Adams Family. No, not that Adams family – Brian and Tonya Adams and their five to eight children. It [...]
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Making a Difference: Kim’s Story
Although Kim Barnhardt’s volunteer name badge only states her name, there’s a joke around here that it should really say “Volunteer Queen.” After retiring from 18 years of nursing, Kim [...]
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Back to School with Our Day Treatment Program
Almost two weeks into the new school year in Winston-Salem, and we are so thankful to have our students in person. Like so many, our Day Treatment students have experienced [...]
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Back to School at Williams Academy
Williams Academy, Crossnore's charter school on our Avery campus, started back to school on August 5th. It has been an exciting start to the year. It's widely known that Williams [...]
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Love Multiplied: An Adoption Story
Being a police officer and a social worker, Rob and Kristen Martin are no strangers to serving others. Rob has been on the police force for 12 years, and Kristen [...]
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Changing Lives through Day Treatment Services
Crossnore’s Day Treatment program does amazing work. Passionate, all-in staff members make up the program. And they are committed to doing whatever it takes to walk them to success. The [...]
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Blossoming Hope: Alana’s Story
Alana Fisher has a smile that lights up the room. She rushes in with a contagious energy and immediately introduces herself and her mom, Anna. She’s confident, polite, and exudes [...]
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