Advancing Change

Our first priority is and always will be children and families. Through policy work, professional training, and the dissemination of successful evidence-based programs, we can further address the needs of children and the adults who care for them. We can magnify our impact by empowering others.

Our Impact


adoptions completed over our 100+ year history.


of children who are placed with CHS experience only one family placement compared to a statewide average of 39%.


families served last year and counting.

Professional Training

If you’re looking to expand your professional abilities, we can help. From training in trauma-informed practice and compassion fatigue to building resilient teams and understanding difficult behavior, our programs are designed to better enable professionals to find success when working with youth and families.

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Institute for Family

Educate. Engage. Empower. A national platform to elevate family well-being by telling the stories of families and demonstrating the power of family’s long-term impact.

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Strong Able Youth Speaking Out (SaySo) is a NC organization aimed at supporting youth in foster care and foster care alumni alike by elevating their voices and sharing the hardships and challenges they face in order to advocate for change at both local and state levels.

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Governmental Affairs

It is important we share our expertise to educate policy makers and inspire them to become champions for families. We work closely with our public partners to advance policy and practice changes that can improve outcomes for children and families.

By sharing our successes, we can help others reach their own positive outcomes…and in turn, help more children and families.

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Our community is vital to our success. Find out how your time, talent and resources can help more children find and experience loving families.

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It takes a village to raise a child. And it takes a community to affect lasting change. Invest in the lives of children and make a difference for families everywhere.