Category: Stories of Impact

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, mission, and locations have grown and expanded over the years, the [...]
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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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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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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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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 this rings true for so many of our kids and staff. [...]
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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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National Child Abuse Prevention Month
April has arrived and brought with her longer days, warmer weather, showers that will hopefully bring flowers, and Atlanta Braves baseball. These gifts often outshine one of the lesser known [...]
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Staff Spotlight: Yvette Floyd
Yvette Floyd was born and raised in Winston-Salem and joined Crossnore as a Cottage Parent four years ago. She now serves as an Assistant Residential Director on our Winston campus.
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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 never hurt me.” As I have grown older, I have realized [...]
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