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News in Stories of Impact

December 27th, 2023

Reflecting on Hope and Promise


As we bid farewell to another transformative year, we find ourselves overwhelmed with gratitude for the unwavering support that…

November 9th, 2023

Finding Home Through a Career at Crossnore


One of the highlights of my childhood came when I was in the second grade. I won a Silver Medal…

August 31st, 2023

Our Daughter


“At a minimum, Nevaeh is two years behind in reading. We’re working really hard on the alphabet and sounding…

February 24th, 2022

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The HEART of Crossnore: The Work We Do


For more than 100 years, Crossnore has existed as a place to serve and love children. While our name,…

February 10th, 2022

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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…

October 21st, 2021

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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…

September 23rd, 2021

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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…

September 15th, 2021

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…

August 19th, 2021

Furry Friends On Campus: Meet Our Dogs


What helps make a house a home? For many it is the love of a canine companion. At Crossnore…

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…

April 8th, 2021

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month


April has arrived and brought with her longer days, warmer weather, showers that will hopefully bring flowers, and Atlanta…

March 24th, 2021

Staff Spotlight: Yvette Floyd


Yvette Floyd was born and raised in Winston-Salem and joined Crossnore as a Cottage Parent four years ago. She…

February 11th, 2021

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Words Matter


When I was younger, I often heard the phrase, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will…

August 20th, 2020

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Feature a Falcon: Charlene and Roger Gragg


As we start back to school, in a more trying time than ever, we are so thankful to ALL…

August 13th, 2020


Creating Her Own Future


When you meet Tornyha, you are immediately struck by her shy smile and quiet demeanor. But as you get…

April 2nd, 2020

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Feature a Falcon – Holly Bridgeo


Our students miss their teachers so much during this time, and our teachers miss their students! We'd love to…

December 3rd, 2019

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Stories of Hope


Do you ever wonder what impact your donations have on the children served by Crossnore? Meet Abby (not her…

October 10th, 2019

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Raising a King


“Draw a superhero,” says, King, age 3, as I sit in his living room talking to his family and…

September 13th, 2019

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A True Spartan


One of the definitions of spartan is a person of great courage and self-discipline. These are not the words…

June 21st, 2019

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Staff Ropes Course Day


Last week we invited all of our staff to come have a day of team and resiliency building on…

February 1st, 2019

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My Journey to Living Lean


My entire life, I had always been what I considered “medium sized,” and had accepted that as the way…

December 21st, 2018

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Adoption Spotlight – The Harts


Jim and Caroline Hart are a couple who have lived their lives in service to God, their family, and…

November 2nd, 2017

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A Picture of the Gospel


It started when he was about five. Removed from his home because of his parent’s choices, Edgar had no idea what…