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Children’s Hope Alliance is the combination of Barium Springs and Grandfather Home for Children joining forces to serve children and families throughout North Carolina. We work hard to provide hope, health, and healing for generations. Our comprehensive services and programs are designed to give hope to North Carolina’s children by providing a safe home, healing their hurt, and encouraging a healthy start. If you would like to see what services are available in your local area, click here for an interactive NC County Map.
Foster Care and Adoption Services
Children’s Hope Alliance offers different levels of foster care depending on the needs of the foster child. By providing optimal foster parent training and support, foster parents can specialize in therapeutic family-style treatment within our Intensive Alternative Family Treatment (IAFT) program to the low intensity of family foster care. No matter which level of care that foster parents choose, CHA staff provides excellent support and training.
INTENSIVE ALTERNATIVE FAMILY TREATMENT (IAFT)
IAFT provides a therapeutic family-style environment through highly trained foster parents.Explore more >
Family and Therapeutic Foster Care
Our family and therapeutic foster care program is often the first safe home some children have ever known. We specially train and monitor foster families to make sure every child who needs it, has a safe home and loving place to call home.Explore more >
Our Post-Adoption support serves families with children of all ages and not time-limited.Explore more >
Child ACTT Services
Child ACTT is a unique, technology-based, family-focused, complete multidisciplinary service with the mission of healing hurting children in their own homes and communities.
Child-focused Assertive Community Treatment Teams (Child ACTT)
Child ACTT is a unique and and technology-based, family-focused, complete multidisciplinary service with the mission of healing hurting children in their own homes and communities.Explore more >
Outpatient Therapeutic Services
Our Outpatient Services team has one focus: the well-being of the whole person. We work with children, teens, adults, and families in community, school, and office settings to develop the skills and mindset needed to overcome challenges and live a life of emotional health.
Music and Art Therapy
The Children’s Hope Alliance Heartstrings Therapeutic Music & Art Program is committed to offering educational and experiential music and art opportunities to enrich the lives of at-risk children and their families. We are founded on the belief that music and art are effective and empowering methods for problem-solving, and promoting growth and well-being in individuals, families, and communities.Explore more >
We have dedicated school-based therapists in all Iredell-Statesville schools supporting the social-emotional development of students struggling with mental health or behavioral issues. These services are proven to help minimize disruptions in the classroom, help support the school community, and use evidenced-based trauma-focused therapy to assist students in need. This successful partnership is the beginning of this program and we have aspirations to spread School-Based Therapy to other school systems.Explore more >
Individual, Group, & Family Therapy
Our Outpatient Services team has one focus: the well-being of the whole person. We work with children, teens, adults, and families in community, school, and office settings to develop the skills and mindset needed to overcome challenges and live a life of emotional health.Explore more >
Each of our family-oriented services provide evidence- and skill-based interventions within the family’s home context and environment. Sessions are designed to teach parents and youth the skills necessary to change unhealthy behaviors that tend to occur across many domains of life as well as unhelpful patterns in general family functioning. All CHA team members are dedicated to child safety, child permanency, child well-being and adult well-being through opportunities for assessment, diagnosis, therapy, service coordination and skill development around mental health issues.
Members of an intensive in-home team consist of a licensed mental health professional and qualified professionals. This team meets with the family in the home setting as well as community venues for several hours each week, addressing powerful and persistent mental health and behavioral issues.Explore more >
Treatment Alternatives for Sexualized Kids (TASK)
TASK serves youth ages 8 to 20 years old and emphasizes the development of skills related to self-regulation, communication, healthy sexuality, family conflict, academic engagement, peer relations, and risk management. Youth can be adjudicated of a sexual offense or have a history of sexual harm. Treatment lasts an average of 9 to 12 months.Explore more >
Family Support (Catawba Valley Healthy Families)
The primary focus of the program is to promote positive parenting, parenting strategies, education about age-appropriate development, positive bonding and attachment between parent(s) and child. Parents may also be supported with other resources in the community.Explore more >
STOP Specialized Treatment Team
The STOP Program focuses on safety, self-regulation, and pro-social behaviors for youth who have been adjudicated for sexually harmful behaviors through the Juvenile Justice system.Explore more >
Intensive Family Preservation
Family is the most important support system a child will ever have, but sometimes that family is struggling and the child needs to be removed for safety. However, when a child enters our services at Children’s Hope Alliance, we always hope that reuniting and preserving that family is an attainable goal. We offer help not only to the child in need but the family as well.Explore more >
Day Treatment in Schools
The day treatment program serves students of Iredell Statesville Schools ages 5 to 18, with the goal of helping them manage their behaviors so that they can return to a public school setting. The average length of treatment is 1-2 semesters. This program provides students with greater behavioral and therapeutic support by maintaining a balance between educational and therapeutic issues.Explore more >
Alternatives to Commitment
In-home counselors work with court-involved children and teens (ages 10 to 17) referred to the Alternatives to Commitment program by juvenile court counselors. Our counselors work in a family’s home to help a youth develop skills necessary for succeeding in school or at work.Explore more >
I’m glad I came home with Child ACTT,” Chloe said. “If I would have stayed at the PRTF or was sent to another residential placement, I would have just acted out because I wanted to go home.