Media Fact Sheet
Crossnore Communities for Children grows healthy futures for children and families by providing a Christian sanctuary of hope and healing.
We have three locations: 86 acres in the quaint Blue Ridge Mountain town of Crossnore, NC founded in 1913 by Drs. Eustace and Mary Martin Sloop, 212 rolling acres on the edge of downtown Winston-Salem, NC founded in 1909 by the Western Conference, United Methodist Church, and an office in the historic district of downtown Hendersonville, NC opened in 2018.
We meet our mission in four service areas: Foster Care & Adoptions, Family Preservation, Therapy Services, Youth Independent Living, and the Center for Trauma Resilient Communities. Foster Care is offered to children who are not able to live safely in their own homes and who are in the custody of the Department of Social Services. Children who come to live at Crossnore may live in a community-based foster home with a licensed foster family. Other children, especially those in sibling groups, may live in one of the 21 cottages spread across our Avery and Winston-Salem campuses.
Community-based foster families receive their training from Crossnore and then apply for their foster care license from the state of North Carolina. After licensure, Crossnore provides placement of children, supervision of families, and on-going training the form of a monthly support group for foster families.
Our campus cottages are managed by cottage parents who are trained professional cottage parents who serve in a 7-day-on/7-day-off rotation. This relationship model helps our children learn to build healthy relationships, while receiving the support they need to make progress towards reaching their own goals.
Adoption services are offered at Crossnore through the Child Welfare Division of the Department of Health & Human Services for families interested in providing permanency, safety, and love to a child or sibling group in need. Children of all ages need forever homes, particularly teens and sibling groups.
Youth Independent Living is designed to support youth who have experienced foster care during their critical transition into young adulthood. These youth may choose to attend a four-year university, community college, or enter the workforce immediately following high school. Youth in Transition offers financial literacy and peer counseling services, as well as education, housing, transportation, and career support for young adults up to the age of 26.
Therapy Services are offered to children and families at all of our locations following a complete assessment to determine their needs. This assessment then drives the services that will best meet those needs. Clinical services are available through both outpatient and school-based therapy programs in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Schools and Henderson County Public Schools.
Day Treatment Services are offered through Kingswood School, a Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school that meets on our Winston-Salem campus. Day Treatment utilizes a structured environment concentrating on strengths, skill building, and problem solving through individual therapy and in groups.
Staff therapists are trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Equine Therapy, individual and family counseling, and group therapies.
The Center for Trauma Resilient Communities (CTRC) opened in 2018 to help organizations embed and embody the science of trauma resilience. Co-founded by Brett A. Loftis, JD, Crossnore’s Chief Clinical Office, David McCorkle, and Beatriz Vides, CTRC works with organizations, churches, schools, healthcare, and others to move people from information to action.