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Elon Mission and Accreditation


Elon Homes for Children and Youth has a rich and proud heritage in the field of child development and services. We care for young people from a variety of backgrounds and with a wide range of needs, strengths, opportunities and dreams.

Our services have evolved over the century since our founding to best meet the needs of low-income or otherwise disadvantaged children and youth in the Charlotte region and across North Carolina.

Through the years, our mission has remained steadfast: We prepare young people to lead fulfilling and independent lives by providing safe haven, education and employment opportunities for the children and youth in our care.



Elon Homes is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization. Founded in 1977, its mission is to partner with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards. It envisions “excellence in the delivery of human services globally, resulting in the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

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