OUR MISSION: To assist families in need by providing a safe, home-like setting for children until they are reunited with family or achieve independence
Over a century ago, North Carolina's first home for indigent and orphaned children opened with a simple mission: "to train and educate." Today, MHCO has over 400 acres and our 40 acre main campus includes ten homes for short or long term residents, two apartments buildings for independent living, gym, pool, fitness center, spiritual center and more.
Our primary level of care is offered to low-to-moderate risk children in a living environment that is family-centered, with married couples maintaining individual homes of up to eight children (six for younger ages). For children who need assistance after the age of 18 or are coming from foster care, the Home offers an Independent Living Program.
Althought MHCO provides for each child's daily needs, we only retain temporary guardianship, with legal custody being maintained by the parent or guardian.
MHCO is licensed by the State of North Carolina as a residential foster care home and accredited by Council on Accreditation.