Children's Homes of Cleveland County

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1300 Gidney St.
Suite C
Shelby, NC 28150
United States

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Monday9AM - 5PM
Tuesday9AM - 5PM
Wednesday9AM - 5PM
Thursday9AM - 5PM
Friday9AM - 5PM
Saturday9AM - 5PM
Sunday9AM - 5PM

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We are a 501c3 Community Non-Profit that has served at-risk, marginalized, and victim children in a variety of ways for over 50 years.ย  Our services include residential placements for children and youth in foster care, independent living services for youth aging out of foster care, adoption services, supervised family visitation, and outpatient mental health services for people of all ages.

We were started by a group of concerned citizens, most of whom were members of the same Sunday School Class, back in 1969 with the expressed goal of providing temporary shelter for homeless children and youth.ย  Over the years we have added services to become the agency we are today.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption
  • Other

Requirements to become a foster parent

The state requires that foster parents get licensed through their local Department of Social Services or a licensed private agency. These sources will be your best form of support. Through them, you'll receive training and have a point of contact for emergencies.

If you ever have questions, reach out to your case manager. They're trained to assist foster families and the children in their care.

The Foster Family Alliance of North Carolina is a statewide association that recruits new parents, provides training, and offers support. You can find training and webinars online. You can also read parenting tips, find your region, and more.

The National Foster Parent Association is a non-profit that provides training and education. Caregivers can also find free online training through the NFPA.

The NC Division of Social Services (NC DSS) is the agency in charge of overseeing the state's child welfare system. NC Kids assists new foster parents with the early stages of the process. You can find children awaiting adoption and access foster care and adoption support services.

It also helps to form connections with other foster families, especially those with years of experience. You may have questions or need advice from them. It can make you feel like you have someone on your side through your journey.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

4.0 / 5
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Boheler Matthew
Jul 28, 2023

When we bring Axxeton to our office and you no show, it's a disruption to his schedule. A simple text by 8 am Monday morning can prevent that.
Please request whatever hearing you feel is necessary. If you'd prefer not to follow our program expectations going forward, please discuss that with dss.

This is the attitude of Lindsay the director of James home attitude lately its not very professional ๐Ÿ™„

Rating: 1

Alvin Hopper
Jun 19, 2021

A awesome atmosphere and a great director of the 18 to 21 program Ms. Charity

Rating: 5

Seraiah Monteleone
May 22, 2021

The people here are amazing and wonderful ! Great to be around during visiting hrs and so enthusiastic!!! Hope they all have a blessed day๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’“

Rating: 5

Bruce Revels
Feb 11, 2019

Great place .

Rating: 5

Mommy Of Many
Jun 18, 2018

Great place for therapy for kids with things such as ptsd, anxiety, or social problems. Wonderful therapist there! I recommend Natalie stamper or Brittany!

Rating: 5