Foster Care | Kids Central | Kennedy Charter Public School
Community-Based Foster Care
Elon Homes and Schools for Children’s (EHSC) community-based foster care program provides refuge, within a licensed family setting, for children who need a safe place to live when their parents cannot adequately care for them. We serve children, ages 0 - 20, in roughly a dozen North Carolina counties from Mecklenburg to Durham and we accept referrals from any North Carolina Department of Social Services.
Children in foster care require special support and nurturing. Many foster children have a damaged sense of self-worth. Some have been victims of abuse or neglect. At EHSC, we recruit compassionate foster parents and provide extensive training to help them deliver the best care possible. Our case coordinators ensure that foster families have 24/7 access to support.
To inquire about placement or learn more about becoming a foster parent contact:
James Johnson, Director
(704) 369-2500 x 530
Foster Care Recruiter
Kids Central of the Carolinas
Kids Central of the Carolinas is a mental health agency with licensed clinicians committed to providing psychological services to youth and their families. It is one of the few child-focused counseling and testing services in the region that accepts Medicaid, making much-needed care accessible to low-income families.
Kids Central makes the emotional and educational needs of today’s children and their families central to everything it does. We provide a wide range of mental health services, including individual therapy, family therapy, testing and assessment, and more.
Kids Central helps more than 250 children and youth a year, and that number is growing, reflecting the urgent need for our services. Two-thirds of our clients report improvement in their emotional, behavioral, academic and social health as a result of the care we provide.
Visit our Kids Central web site to learn more.
Kennedy Charter Public School
Kennedy Charter Public School is a tuition-free school serving K-12 students primarily from communities that tend to be marginalized in education. Currently, the school has more than 350 students, with 90% qualifying for free or reduced lunch. Many are dealing with circumstances of poverty, including inadequate housing, improper nutrition and limited healthcare access—all of which can profoundly affect success in school.
Kennedy Charter succeeds by providing small class sizes, innovative teaching, personalized education plans and the potential for consistent academic support from Kindergarten through graduation. It’s a potent combination aimed at empowering children to thrive academically and in our community.
Our efforts are producing increasingly powerful results for our students. Our elementary students regularly show marked improvement in literacy. High school students previously at risk of failure elsewhere are graduating and making promising plans for the future!
Visit our Kennedy Charter web site to learn more.
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