About Us

At Thompson, we do whatever it takes to help strengthen children, families, and communities. Our work centers on the well-being of children and their families. Founded in 1886 as an orphanage, Thompson is a non-profit organization operating across the Carolinas, each providing comprehensive education, treatment, and care for children (birth to 18 years) in need.

Our mission: Thompson is called to serve children and families through healing, teaching, worship, and play.

Our vision: Thompson will lead children and families into independent and rewarding lives.

Our work is largely funded by individual and corporate donors. We need your help to grow our work across the Carolinas.

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Our Services

Early Childhood

From Our Child Development Center to other resources aimed at protecting the critical early educational years of children.

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Family Support Services

Raising children is a full time job, we have the resources to help you 365 days a year.

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Mental Health Services

Thompson has a variety of services for children and adults from our most intensive Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility to Outpatient.

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Become a Foster Parent

The number of children in Foster Care is at a 10 year high in NC. The need has never been greater.

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Thompson By the Numbers


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