80% of families improved their self-sufficiency
70% of parents were able to secure stable employment
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.
Meeting the Needs
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?