• 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.

Residential Care

campus springThe Home’s original residential care program can currently provide care for up to 33 children from kindergarteners through seniors in high school who live in one of four cottages on our 90-acre campus. Three cottages are staffed by two married house parent couples who provide care on alternating weeks. Children attend public schools, participate in extra-curricular activities, attend church, go on vacation with their Home family, have chores, and generally live as normal a life as possible. The fourth cottage is for homeless youth and young men ready to step up to a higher level of responsibility. It is staffed by two male Transitional Living Coordinators who alternate weeks.

The main campus also includes the Eller House which can serve children with emergency foster care placements. We also have a satellite facility, Whitewater Cove, located in Pisgah Forest, NC. The property includes a home that can meet the needs of up to six children in addition to Bear Lodge–a facility that provides bunk space for youth on retreats as well as office space for staff.

Application for Service – Fill out and submit if you would like to admit a child.

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