It’s Back to School Time!

Posted by: swright 1 week, 6 days ago

With the 2017-2018 school year now upon us, many of our children are heading back to school. This year, we have 19 students attending Glen Alpine Elementary; 11 attending Table Rock Middle School; and 8 attending Freedom High School.  We hope this will be the best school year ever for our students and wish them all success in the school year ahead!

Agency Back to School Picnic Planned

Posted by: swright 1 month, 1 week ago

Southmountain Children and Family Services on August 24th will host a Back to School picnic to kick off the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.  The event will take place at the picnic shelter at Southmountain Estates, our Foster Community.  The principals and teachers from Glen Alpine Elementary, Table Rock Middle School and Freedom High School as well as Burke County School Administrators are invited to attend.  We hope to have a great turnout to celebrate "Back To School!"

Thank You to the High Country United Way!

Posted by: swright 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Southmountain Children and Family Services was recently awarded a grant for $445.60 by the High Country United Way.  The grant will benefit clients served at the Watauga and Avery County Center of Excellence who are receiving Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy in order to overcome trauma symptoms resulting from abuse, neglect, or other loss.  The grant will be used to purchase gas cards for families who are struggling financially so they can attend all of the 22-24 therapy sessions.    Southmountain is very grateful for this grant from the High Country United Way that will help our clients in need.

BYOP Awards Grant to Southmountain

Posted by: swright 2 months, 1 week ago


A special group of high school students in Burke County has been working hard to make our community a better place. The Burke Youth Organized Philanthropists or BYOP recently awarded 4 grants to non-profits in Burke County, and Southmountain Children and Family Services is the proud recipient of a BYOP grant. The youth hosted a warm reception on June 22 to acknowledge the grant recipients and also gave the recipients the opportunity to meet the BYOP youth. This $1,000 grant will be used to purchase a defibrillator for our Burke Children’s Advocacy Center. Thank you to the outstanding youth of the BYOP for this wonderful gift!

Summer-Time fun!

Posted by: swright 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Southmountain Children and Family Services kicked off the beginning of the summer break with our first outing.  Every Wednesday during the summer, the Southmountain recreation department and Southmountain staff, led by Adam Scott takes children on a trip to enjoy time together and give parents a break.  The first outing on June 21 was to Hidden Creek Camping Resort in Marion, NC where the children enjoyed a 300-foot waterslide, a junior Olympic pool, a kiddie pool, paddleboats, canoes and kayaks —that all helped to beat the summer heat!  Our kids also had fun playing 9 holes of miniature golf.   Southmountain children and staff look forward to many more fun-filled activities this summer.

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