Crossnore School & Children’s Home is recognized as a national model for Trauma-Informed Care.

Our holistic approach allows us to care for and nurture each child’s mind, body and spirit. On-site medical care, trauma-based clinical services, a wide variety of extracurricular enrichment activities, and educational services makes us a unique place for children to live, learn and prosper.

For all program referrals and admissions, please contact:
Toll-Free – (866) 892-6213

Residential Services

Crossnore School & Children’s Home admits residential children in two ways. The first is through the Department of Social Services and the Department of Juvenile Justice systems. The second type of admission is for Private Placements. Private Placements are children who are currently living with a parent and/or legal custodian and are in need of possible out of home placement.


Foster Care & Adoptions

The mission of Crossnore School & Children’s Home Foster Care and Adoptions is to license and supervise single family foster homes and therapeutic foster homes. We also partner with the counties we serve to effectively and efficiently recruit for and match children who desire to be adopted with qualified loving families.

Clinical Services

Clinical services are offered to all residential children, following a complete assessment to determine their level of need. This assessment then drives the services that will best meet those needs. An important part of all students’ teams, therapists work with case managers, cottage parents, legal guardians, Guardian Ad Litem, social workers, and other important individuals to provide a cohesive and consistent environment for healing.

Clinical services are also available to members of the community. Referrals are accepted from the local schools or Department of Social Services. Licensed therapists help children and families learn new strategies to address challenges, break ineffective patterns, evaluate difficult decisions and overcome obstacles in order to lead a more fulfilling life together.

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.

Youth in Transition

After care services are important for all of our children who graduate high school in our care. These services include assistance with education, housing, transportation, work, and medical needs.

Racism is Trauma

Crossnore School & Children’s Home exists to be a sanctuary for children and their families and racism destroys sanctuary. Racism is trauma and is part of systemic community trauma that has long term negative impacts on people and communities of color. Crossnore believes that black lives matter, and we are committed to building an anti-racist organization and supporting the development of racial equity in our communities. 

To read more about Crossnore's stance on racial equity, the Board of Trustee's Anti-Racist Statement, and to find other resources, please click HERE

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