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

Posted by: swright 9 months 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 9 months, 2 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 9 months, 3 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 10 months 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.

Caroling, Caroling We Will Go!

Posted by: swright 10 months, 3 weeks ago

On December 22, children of all ages from our Foster Community spread the joy of Christmas by caroling for friends, families and a local nursing home.  About 28 children participated in this fun evening and it took a caravan of 5 cars to transport all the singers!  The event was planned by Adam Scott, Recreation Director and several of Southmountain’s foster parents.  Other staff also went along including Ben and DeLynn Garza, Keith and Debra Buchanan and Yvonne Vance.