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Three Lessons I’ve Learned Working in Child Welfare
I have been in the Residential field for 30 years, currently serving as one of the Residential Supervisors on Crossnore’s Avery campus. After all these years, the one thing that [...]
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To Those on the Fence About Foster Care
I share a foster care story or statistic, because their heart is breaking just a little more as it tries to pull them over that fence.
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Walking with Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
Crossnore Communities for Children is excited about the expansion of our Youth Independent Living (YIL) program. The vision of YIL is to support youth and young adults who are currently [...]
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What It Means for Crossnore to be a Christian Organization
An old man once told me to never talk about religion or politics. He said they both are loaded topics. Regardless of what you say, you are going to upset [...]
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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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A Day in the Life of a Cottage Parent
Being a cottage parent may very well be the hardest and the most fun job at Crossnore. Cottage Parents make up a larger percentage of our staff than any other [...]
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