Working for the children of North Carolina since 1883
The mission of the Central Children’s Home of North Carolina (CCHNC) is to provide family-centered services to children and youth aged 8–21 who cannot remain at home due to dependency, neglect, or abuse. CCHNC delivers these services via an appropriate period of residential group care, and provides a wholesome atmosphere that is conducive to the emotional, educational, social, spiritual, and physical growth and development of our charges. Our primary goal is to promote positive family functioning and independent living.
In October 1883, at a cost of $1,565.00, our founders obtained a farm of 24 acres, located one and a half miles from Oxford, North Carolina on the Raleigh Road. The home was named the Grant Colored Asylum.
The orphanage was incorporated as a nondenominational institution to care for children deprived of parental care. The goals back then included providing them with training along religious, moral, and industrial lines and to prepare them for life as productive citizens.