We provide safe haven, life skills and education to children in need.
Elon Homes and Schools for Children was founded as in orphanage in Elon, NC in 1907. In 1986, Elon Homes, merged with Charlotte based Boys Town and began offering services in both locations. Our programs have evolved to best meet the needs of at-risk and otherwise disadvantaged children in the region. Presently, we offer a varied and dynamic group of programs with strong emphasis on education.
Q. Who do you serve?
We serve children in need through three programs.
- We provide community based foster care to more than 100 NC children who have been abused, abandoned and/or neglected in approx. 12 NC counties.
- We provide outpatient behavioral health services to nearly 300 clients annually through Kids Central of the Carolinas.
- We educate approx. 350 students in grades K-12 who are at risk of academic failure in traditional public schools largely due to their previous school experience or disadvantaged economic circumstances.
Q. What is your proudest accomplishment?
Our proudest accomplishment is serving North Carolina’s children in need for more than 100 years.
Q. What is Elon Homes and Schools’s greatest need?
Support of our general operating fund to continue providing quality services that result in safe haven, life skills and education for children in need.
Q. What is your organization’s plan for the future?
We are entering into a unique resource sharing partnership with Johnson C. Smith University where all of our programs will be located on or near the campus of Johnson C. Smith. This will allow our children unprecedented access to university resources that will improve the quality of their education and lives.