Category: Alumni Stories

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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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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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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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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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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A Changed Life
There’s something about landing in foster care twice that affects the life of a young boy. Chris Ward knows those effects all too well. Chris came to Crossnore the first [...]
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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 later, Alyssia graduated from Marjorie Williams Academy. For the last two [...]
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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 Home) when she was just six years old. She came with [...]
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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, had come to Crossnore, along with her two sisters, by way of [...]
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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 old. Colleen’s mother died when she was just 18 months old. [...]
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