Thompson Child and Family Focus – Nonprofit of the Month

The Thompson Child and Family Focus organization has been helping children for over 125 years. What began as an orphanage in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, is now a provider of clinical and behavioral treatment, developmental education and care for children up to 18 years of age. A main focus is on children who have suffered trauma in early childhood.

Thompson Children Family Focus

Three campuses make up Thompson Child and Family Focus:

  • The Saint Peter’s Lane campus is a psychiatric residential treatment center for children with serious mental illnesses. Located at this campus is the School at Thompson for residential children and the main administration offices.
  • The Clanton Road campus houses the Thompson Child Development Center, which provides developmental and preventive programming for young children (infant to age 5) and their families.  This campus also includes the Early Childhood Services Department, which provides support and mentor relationships for other early childhood programs.
  • The East 7th Street campus houses outpatient counseling, foster care services, school-based intervention therapy, and family education.  These services are designed to “wrap around” and support children and families living in the community who need a variety of mental health services.

Referrals for services are made by a variety of community resources including DSS (Division of Social Services), private therapists, mental health agencies, juvenile court system, and parents. Services are not based on financial need, but if a family cannot afford treatment, they will be helped.Every year, more than 9,600 vulnerable children and families are helped by Thompson Child and Family Focus.

Follow Thompson Child and Family on Twitter and on Facebook to learn about their programs, fundraising efforts and events. Monetary donations are accepted and volunteers are always needed.

Watch this touching video to learn about what Thompson Child and Family Focus is about:

Please help to share this information. The Thompson Child and Family Focus is making a difference is lives.

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  1. Wow! What a wonderful organization! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Another great cause Connie!

  3. Wow. So many great resources for families in need. I wish a few of these services were available in my community. We have to travel an hour away to see similar specialists.

  4. this sounds like a fantastic place. sad to say there are children in need of places like this.

  5. What a great resource. Thank you for sharing. It is wonderful to know places like this do exist.

  6. Thompson holds a special place in my heart after I did a fundraiser for them. Thank you for covering them!

  7. the video is not working..

  8. I know of children like Adam that didn’t have the opportunity to get help. So glad to know that there are places such as Thompson Child and Family Focus to help children that need it. The Mom in the video made me cry.
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