To be considered for admission to CCHNC, a child must:

Central Children’s Home will not consider for admission applicants who fall into the categories of:

Application Procedure

An application is official when the form is completed and signed by a legal custodian. Once the application is received, a decision will be made within 2 business days, and a pre-admission visit can be made, if appropriate. Consent and release forms are also necessary, and a Service Plan will be completed upon admission.

In addition to a completed Application for Service, the follow documentation is required for every application:

Financial Expense Agreement

Moderate/Emergency Group Care: Standard Residential Care rate for child caring institutions set by DHHS based on the child’s age.
  • Moderate Care: No maximum length of care
  • Emergency Care: Maximum length of care is 90 days


Screening and Intake for Medium/Moderate Care

Screening and Intake for Emergency and Respite Care

Admission/Intake Checklist