Campus Children Enjoy an Exciting Day at Discovery Place

Posted by: swright 2 years, 2 months ago

A group of 12 Southmountain staff and much appreciated volunteers escorted 36 campus children on Tuesday, July 28, to a fun-filled day to Discovery Place in Charlotte. Discovery Place has hands-on science activities along with a variety of animals and other learning interactives. The children also got to go to the IMAX Theatre and watch a breath-taking movie about great white sharks.
Every Tuesday during the summer months when children are out of school, Southmountain staff take the children on fun outings to give the foster parents “a break” from their parenting responsibilities. Other summer outings this summer include a trip to Beanstalk Journeys, Morganton’s zip line, Steele Creek Park and Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park.

Therapy Made Possible Through Grant from the Community Foundation of Burke County

Posted by: swright 2 years, 3 months ago

A generous grant of $5,000 from the Community Foundation of Burke County has made it possible for children in Burke County who were abused to receive therapy. A program of Southmountain Children and Family Services, called the Center of Excellence, provides Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, an evidence-based therapy, to help children heal from the trauma symptoms, stress and other problems that result from suffering from child abuse.
Most of the families served by the Center of Excellence use their health insurance to cover the costs of therapy. But for uninsured and underinsured families, they cannot afford this much needed service. This grant from the Community Foundation of Burke County has allowed several Burke County children to receive therapy. We are very grateful to the Community Foundation for funding this important service for children who were abused!

Disc Golf Program Made Possible by The Glass Foundation

Posted by: swright 2 years, 3 months ago

Southmountain Children and Family Services is delighted to receive a grant from the Glass Foundation in Asheville, North Carolina.   Southmountain will use the $3,580 awarded from the Foundation to begin the Educational Disc Golf Experience “EDGE” Program at our Foster Care Community campus in Nebo.   Along with establishing a permanent 9-hole disc golf course, Southmountain will use the EDGE curriculum to teach lessons in fitness, nutrition, math, science, citizenship, and the environment.  Southmountain is very grateful to the Glass Foundation for their generous gift!