Seven Homes was established in 1995 by a group of Social Workers, Direct Care Staff, and Mental Health Professionals who were concerned about the outcomes for children in the foster care system. We joined together to provide an alternative that addressed the high frequency of multiple placements for children, the extended length of time children spent in the system, and the lack of permanency for a large number of these children, youth, and young adults.
Based in High Point, North Carolina, our focus is to serve the needs of North Carolina children and families involved in the foster care and adoption system. As a foster care and adoption agency, we are child-focused, believing our job is to find the best possible family for the children in our care.
We provide a wide range of managed placement support, family activities, and a nurturing approach that separates us from other agencies. Foster and Adoptive families with Seven Homes frequently describe their relationship with us as being an extended member of their family.
In partnership with the NC Department of Social Services and the North Carolina Guardian- Ad- Litem Program, Seven Homes works to reunify families where possible or find a forever family when reunification fails. Our ongoing priority will always be to provide the highest-quality care for the children placed in the homes of our foster care and adoptive parents. Our focus is to serve the needs of the "whole child". We believe that children are best served when all of their spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, and recreational needs are served.
Our Agency has three goals:
The Reduction of Multiple Placements:
This goal focuses on stopping foster children from bouncing from foster home to foster home. We accomplish this goal through our training program, our ability to match the child to the right family, and the support provided the family during placement.
To Reduce the Amount of Time a Child Spends in Care:
This goal focuses on achieving permanency for the child within a year. We accomplish this goal by embracing shared parenting with the birth families and working with them in their efforts for reunification. Our relationship with the birth family bears directly on the length of time a child stays in care.
The Establishment of a Permanent Family:
This goal focuses on the final outcome for the child. We accomplish this goal through our support of reunification when possible, or supporting the desire to adopt, or aggressively recruiting adoptive families when a forever family is not identified.