Brett Loftis, CEO, Crossword School and Children’s Home, Crossnore, North Carolina presented to the Blowing Rock Rotary Club members in attendance at last Monday’s meeting, an array of interesting facts about the operation of the school and home:
¨ About 95 children, ages 14 months to 20 years, victims of abuse and neglect are cared for at the home.
¨ The Oldest Alumna – 93 years old
¨ Trauma trained Therapists are on staff
¨ There are approximately 11,000 foster children in the State of North Carolina.
¨ Average Client is a seven–year-old white female.
¨ The average stay is 14-17 months
¨ 90% graduate from high school and 80% of these go on to college
¨ Annual budget $3,000,000 of which 40% is privately funded and 60% from government (county, Medicaid, and other agencies)
Founded in 1913 by Drs. Eustace and Mary Martin Sloop, The Crossnore School, first created as a boarding school for disadvantaged mountain children to live and learn, continues today to serve children in need from North Carolina. Children live, learn, and prosper in a loving home environment.
Similarly, The Children’s Home founded in 1909, has served thousands of children throughout its history, first as an orphanage, and today serving children in need in residential group foster care, as well as community-based services.
For more than 100 years Crossnore School & Children’s Home has provided a Christian sanctuary of hope and healing for children in need from North Carolina. Our holistic model of care allows us to care for and nurture each child’s mind, body and spirit. Please visit them the next time you are in Newland or in Winston-Salem, NC – you’ll quickly realize that we are so much more than a children’s home!
Crossnore School & Children’s Home is recognized as a national model for residential education. Our holistic approach allows us to care for and nurture each child’s mind, body and spirit. On-site medical care, trauma-based therapeutic services, a wide variety of extracurricular enrichment activities, and educational services makes us a unique place for children to live, learn and prosper.