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Media Kit

We are committed to helping the media shed light on the needs of children in foster care. We grow 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 these 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 ongoing training in 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. Therapy services are available through both outpatient and school-based therapy programs in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Schools and Henderson County Public Schools.

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 Executive Officer, David McCorkle, and Beatriz Vides, CTRC works with organizations, churches, schools, healthcare, and others to move people from information to action.

Brand Style Guide

Our guide on using the Crossnore logos, colors, typography, and language.


In the News

We are committed to helping the media shed light on the needs of children in foster care. Media should contact our Senior Director of Community Relations, Holly Kessler at hkessler@crossnore.org.


May 2023
NC Health News
New foster care program seeks to be bridge to reconnect families

April 2023
A new trail in Winston-Salem preserves 93 acres bridging two communities long divided by the land

April 2023
Winston-Salem Journal
PHOTOS: Hiking Trails opening at Crossnore Communities for Children

April 2023
Avery Journal
Building Youth Resilience Through Play

April 2023
Avery Journal
Crossnore Communities for Children Shares with Kiwanis Club

February 2023
Tryon Daily Bulletin
Saluda UMC Partners with Community Groups to Create Foster Care Home

January 2023
Winston-Salem Journal 
DHHS Enters Foster Care Initiative with Crossnore

December 2022
Ashe Post & Times
Crossnore Communities for Children Announces The MOVE Conference

December 2022
High Country Press
Crossnore Communities for Children Announces The MOVE Conference

October 2022
Winston-Salem Journal
Crossnore’s Farm and Gardens Teach, Feed, and Inspire

August 2022
Forsyth Family Magazine
Bridging Families Program

July 2022
Winston-Salem Chronicle
Crossnore Communities announces the receipt of $258,060 grant

June 2022
The Transylvania Times
Dogwood Health Trust Grant to Support Trauma Resilient Community Project

March 2022
The Avery Journal Times
Bridging the Foster Care Gap

March 2022
The Stanley News & Press
Travels with Toby: Cyclists will go Coast to Coast for Others

November 2021
Creating a Family
How Trauma Impacts a Child’s Development (Podcast)

November 2021
Forsyth Family Magazine
Crossnore Communities for Children Raise Awareness for National Adoption Month

November 2021
High Country Press
Local Childcare Agency to Host Fostering Communities Conference

October 2021
Avery Journal
Preserving the Taste of the High Country at the Crossnore Heritage Orchard

August 2021
Michell News-Journal
Local Artist Featured in Crossnore

July 2021
Winston-Salem Chronicle
Anderson Alumni Association donates check to Crossnore

May 2021
Washington Post
Following a Trail of Frescoes in the Mountains of North Carolina

January 2021
Triad Business Journal
$1.3M Gift Supper New Community Program at Crossnore