History


        Caring for Children since 1969



  • Organized as an Emergency Shelter by a men's Sunday School Class from Shelby Presbyterian Church-1969
  • ​Became part of the Cleveland County United Way-1972
  • Signed first Exclusive Use Contract with the Cleveland County Department of Social Services-1972
  • Opened James Home for Children-March 15, 1990
  • Moved Shelter Home to new location in Lattimore-April 1, 1991
  • James Home and Shelter Home merge into Children's Homes of Cleveland County-April 1, 1991
  • Participated in The Carolina's Project-1995
  • ​Cleveland County is one of eight pilot counties for Families For Kids-1996
  • Signed IV-E waiver contract with CC-DSS to provide Social Work services for residents-1998
  • Signed IV-E waiver contract with CC-DSS to provide a Supervised Visitation Program-2000
  • Accredited by the Council on Accreditation-2003
  • Began offering Parenting Classes-2004
  • Signed Adoption Recruitment contract with CC-DSS-2005
  • Began offering Co-Parenting Classes-2005
  • Began offering Out-Patient Mental Health Services-2007
  • Re-accredited by the Council on Accreditation-2007
  • Began offering Stewards of Children training developed by Darkness to Light-2009
  • Moved to the CARE Model developed by Cornell University for residential care-2011
  • Re-accredited by the Council on Accreditation-2011
  • Therapists attend year long learning collaborative and become rostered in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-2012
  • Re-accredited by the Council on Accreditation -2015
  • Therapists attend year long learning collaborative to become rostered in SPARCS - 2016
  • September 2016 is the public kickoff for the Right of Passage Campaign
  • CHCC becomes a private provider for Partnering for Excellence in Cleveland County- October 2016