It’s Back to School Time!

Posted by: swright 10 months ago

It was early morning on Monday August 29, 2016 and the children at our Foster Community were rolling out of bed-- some excited, some not so much-- to begin their first day of school! Our children attend seven schools in Burke County: Glen Alpine Elementary, Salem Elementary, Table Rock Middle School, Liberty Middle School, Freedom High School, Patton High School and Hallyburton Academy.

Southmountain Wellness Program Off and Running!

Posted by: swright 10 months, 1 week ago

This Spring, Southmountain Children and Family Services’ began a Wellness Program at the Foster Community, made possible largely in part by a generous grant for $97,596 from the Baxter International Foundation. The Wellness Program is focused on children and families becoming healthier and exercising more regularly and grant funding is being used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for families, to pay fitness instructors and to create a workout room in the neighborhood gymnasium.  Nearly all of the foster children and parents and many of the campus staff are participating in the program and are very excited about it!  It is now a common sight at the Foster Community to see groups of children and parents walking around the neighborhood, doing yoga or Zumba, or working out with Will Chester, Wellness Coordinator, in the workout room.  One foster parent has now lost over 65 pounds as a result of the program.  Great work Foster Community!

Family Dollar Store Helps Our Children!

Posted by: swright 11 months ago

The Family Dollar store recently made a donation to Southmountain Children and Family Services to support our children when they come into care in our Foster Community.  Family Dollar gave Southmountain gift cards for $300 that were used to purchase items for gift baskets for our children.  The items we  purchased included pillows, blankets, quilts, towels, shampoo and lotion.  Thank You Family Dollar Store!

Toe River CAC Receives National Accreditation

Posted by: swright 11 months, 1 week ago

The National Children's Alliance board officially approved the accreditation of the Toe River Children's Advocacy Center.

Thank you True Value Hardware of Marion

Posted by: swright 11 months, 2 weeks ago

True Value Hardware of Marion recently made a donation to Southmountain Children and Family Services for landscaping flowers for our Foster Community.  Thank you True Value for helping make our neighborhood beautiful!