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    A Child’s Place

    80% of families improved their self-sufficiency

    70% of parents were able to secure stable employment

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    A Child’s Place

    A Child’s Place works to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education. ACP began in 1989 when several women were walking through Settlers Cemetery in Uptown Charlotte and noticed children playing during school hours. At that time, children were not allowed to enroll in public schools without a permanent address – the women decided to take action.

    Started in a room at First Presbyterian Church with 27 children

    McKinney-Vento Act passed, protecting educational rights of homeless children

    Working to improve the wellbeing of children and families experiencing homelessness in Charlotte

    Homeless Students

    Meeting the Needs

    Thompson Children Family Services Charlotte A Childs Place

    A Child’s Place (ACP) became a program of Thompson as a result of a merger in February 2020. ACP is a specialized, intensive case management service for families and children experiencing homelessness, focusing on three key priorities: access to resources, engage in healthy and supportive relationships, and increase self-sufficiency.

    Our ACP social workers will work with families of children of any grade – identified as McKinney-Vento (homeless) by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). Year over year, CMS has enrollments of over 4,000 students experiencing homelessness. The ACP social workers work with the families to identify goals and chart a path to reach them.

     

    What do we do?

    We Stabilize.

    We Socialize.

    We Mobilize.

    Social Work in Mecklenburg County

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      Early Childhood IMPACTPre-K NavigatorsA Child's PlaceFamily EducationFamily PartnersFoster CareIntensive In-HomeOutpatient TherapyPsychiatric Residential Treatment FacilitySchool Based TherapyRISEWraparound