Thompson is the premier provider of clinical and prevention services for children and families across the Carolinas. The Charlotte, N.C. - based nationally accredited nonprofit agency changes the lives of at-risk children and families through therapy, education and care. Annually, Thompson impacts more than 12,000 children and families from its 4 locations specializing in clinical and behavioral treatment, developmental education and proactive care.
With more than 200 employees, and a 130-year-old mission of care, Thompson serves children and families through healing, teaching, worship and play.
- Founded as an orphanage of the Episcopal Church in 1886.
- Expanded scope of services in the 1970s, adding services for children in
- trauma as a result of abuse and neglect.
- Evolved in the 1990s by adding educational and prevention programs.
- Merged with The Family Center in 2008.
- Completed a $10 million Capital Campaign in June 2009 to build an additional
- four-cottage complex at Thompson’s residential campus in Matthews, and a 24,000-square-foot Early Childhood Services Center on Clanton Road.
- Established a partnership in 2012 with the Boys & Girls Homes of N.C. to
- expand regional access to mental health and child welfare community services in Durham and Fayetteville, N.C.
- Merged with York Place in June 2013. York Place, founded in 1850 by the
- Episcopal Diocese of S.C., provides therapeutic mental health and community support services for children and families now as a division of Thompson.
- Relocated its Family Services Center to the fragile Grier Heights neighborhood in October 2013, increasing its capacity to serve 30 percent more children and families.
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