• Welcome to Black Mountain Home

    Begun by Presbyterian minister Robert Perry Smith in 1904 as Mountain Orphanage, the Home began its ministry taking in Appalachian children whose parents had died or disappeared. Today, the ministry serves youth from birth through college graduation through family foster care, residential care, transitional living, and independent living.

Campus Set to Expand

West campus leaseIn May, Black Mountain Home signed a long-term lease with the State of North Carolina to begin using the former 4-H property across the street from the Home off Lake Eden Road.

Plans for the 106-acre tract include a variety of vocational programs intended to help older youth gain job skills and earn a living wage. The property includes a dining hall with commercial and training kitchens; eight camp cottages; a lodge; and a variety of outbuildings. Programs for older youth could include:

  • Culinary training;
  • Building & grounds with auto mechanics;
  • Hospitality and housekeeping; and
  • Recreation and outdoors.

Information about new programming and a campaign to help meet the needs of older youth seeking vocational training will be announced soon.

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