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.
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 â€œwrap aroundâ€ 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.
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