Foster Community Staff Complete Adoption Training

Posted by: swright 7 months ago

Southmountain Estates Program Administrator, Social Workers and Clinicians recently participated an intensive training called “Training for Adoption Competency (TAC)”. The training was provided by The Center for Adoption Support and Education and was hosted by the Catawba County Department of Social Services. The classroom training section began September 2nd, 2016 and ended on January 27th of this year. Participants will complete the program with certified staff members with ongoing case review and expert consultation until July 2017.

Today Only: Amazon will donate 5% of purchase (versus usual 0.5%) toward charity through Amazon Smile Program

Posted by: swright 7 months, 1 week ago

If you have Southmountain Children and Family Services identified as your charity to donate a portion of the purchase through Amazon's Smile Program and you were considering purchasing something, today they will donate 10 times their usual amount.

Seeking full-time Social Worker for Southmountain Estates

Posted by: swright 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Southmountain Children and Family Services is seeking an energetic Social Worker to provide Case Management services to children in foster care living in a “one of a kind” Foster Community located near Lake James. Job is full-time with excellent pay and benefits.  Applicants must have Bachelors Degree with a minimum of 3 years social work experience or Masters Degree in related field.  Preference for individuals who understand and practice from a trauma informed approach in Social Work.  Send résumé information to [email protected]


Posted by: swright 7 months, 4 weeks ago

Did you know that Southmountain Children and Family Services began in 1903 and was called the Golden Industrial Institute? This school began in Bostic, NC in Rutherford County by Miss Emily Pruden as a boarding school for boys and girls ages 5 to 25. The school was dedicated to providing Christian education to anyone unable otherwise to earn a high school diploma.
Did you know that in 1919 the school was sold to Miss Ora Hull and Miss Bertha Moore for only $500? These two women opened their doors with a student body of 65 boys and girls including boarding pupils and children from the immediate vicinity without access to public education. In 1921, the name was changed to Southmountain Industrial Institute.
Stay tuned for more fun facts about the history of Southmountain. We will continue to post stories of the beginnings of Southmountain Children and Family Services!

Children's Advocacy Center and Center of Excellence of the Blue Ridge has MOVED!

Posted by: swright 8 months, 1 week ago

We are pleased to announce that the agency on February 1, 2017 moved our Children's Advocacy Center and Center of Excellence of the Blue Ridge to a NEW location. The improved location is close to the old one, but we hope this site will allow us to offer improved services.