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News in Alumni Stories

March 10th, 2022

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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…

March 3rd, 2022

Through the Years: Crossnore School


We sat down with Kathy Dellinger, who now serves as Executive Assistant to our CEO and Deputy Director. She…

July 8th, 2021

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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…

September 3rd, 2020

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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…

March 5th, 2020

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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…

September 24th, 2019

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A Changed Life


There’s something about landing in foster care twice that affects the life of a young boy. Chris Ward knows…

August 9th, 2019

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A Life Changed Through Education


Alyssia Dula came to Crossnore School & Children’s in November of 2014 with her younger brother, Tyler. Two years…

April 12th, 2019

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The Experience of Two Lifetimes


Kay Stone came to live on the Winston-Salem campus of Crossnore School & Children’s Home (then called The Children’s…

March 15th, 2019

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Growing up at Crossnore


“I came [to campus] with a paper bag that had all my belongings in it,” recalls Crossnore alumna Mitzi Petrey Ensor. The year was 1973 and then seven-year-old Mitzi,…

February 21st, 2019

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A Place to Call Home


Colleen Green Hutchens was born in Bryson City, but has lived in Winston-Salem since she was three and a half years…

December 31st, 2018

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A Tale of Two Sisters


The Echevarria family grows strong women, just ask Annette Echevarria and her sister, Giselle Echevarria Helton. A shared family…

February 8th, 2016

Alumni effort preserves memories in museum


The Children’s Home’s massive, red brick buildings on an expansive, green carpeted campus always will be home for thousands…