Residential Services

The Children's Center has two residential facilities - one in Dobson and the other in Yadkinville. The houses can accommodate eight and six children, respectively. In addition to bedrooms and bathrooms, they include kitchen and dining areas, study and tutoring spaces, and recreational areas. Residential programs are certified through Cornell University's CARE program.

Family Services

The Children’s Center provides a wide range of parenting and family programs that are research and evidence-based models designed to help prevent child maltreatment through intervention. Throughout these programs, parents increase their parenting skills, knowledge, and relationships with their children and learn how to be their child’s first teacher.

Youth Services

The Children’s Center provides evidence-based programs for at-risk or court-involved youth, as well as youth that need extra support during adolescence. Children’s Center youth programs operate in partnership with local juvenile crime prevention councils, court staff, school personnel and other stakeholders to best identify and serve the children in each community.

Behavioral Health Services

We offer a wide range of mental health services for children, families, and adults through secure virtual telehealth, or in person. Our clinical programs are for those actively enrolled in Medicaid and include appropriate assessments, treatment planning and outside referrals as needed. We utilize evidence-based techniques/modalities and specialize in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. We also provide specialty services for The Department of Social Services, Juvenile Justice and other local agencies such as Comprehensive Clinical Assessments, specialized counseling programs and recommended level of care/placement.

The Cove Incentive Program

The Cove serves as an incentive program used as a behavior management tool to help enable youth to prepare for real-world financial stability. Under the program, youth at the Children’s Center learn how to balance a checkbook, save money and become responsible money managers. In addition, the program enables youth visit the store once month using a $20 monthly allowance.