• 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.

Minibike Program Earns Perfect Score

DCIM100GOPROG0041540.Each year, the National Youth Project Using Minibikes (NYPUM) is certified by an Annual Quality Assurance Evaluation. This year the Home’s program scored a perfect 19 out 19 and has been designated as a 5-GEAR certified program. Mark Speller, NYPUM’s National Director, stated that the Home’s program has, “Met the standard as a model program for our family of programs.” Speller also shared that, “It’s always inspiring to come out to Black Mountain to watch and learn about all the progressive and youth/family-focused initiatives.”

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