About Thompson

Thompson at a glance

Thompson is a leading 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 prevention-based care. Thompson has four locations specializing in clinical and behavioral treatment, developmental education and proactive care. Thompson strengthens children, families, and communities through healing, teaching, worship, and play.


Founded in 1886 as an orphanage, Thompson has since grown into a non-profit organization operating across the Carolinas, each location providing comprehensive education, treatment, and care for children (birth to 18 years) in need. Today, around 1 in 5 adolescents have a diagnosable mental health disorder. At our most intensive level, we heal children who have been severely abused and provide them with the support and services they need until they are secure in a stable and loving home. Our goal is to create a stable foundation on which children and families can learn to thrive for a lifetime.

Mission & Vision

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.

CARE Vision: Thompson will transform the narrative of our children and families through the healing power of relationships.


General Information


  • Headquarters: 6800 Saint Peter’s Lane, Matthews, N.C.
    • Phone: 704-536-0375
  • Family Services Center: 769 N. Wendover Road, Charlotte, N.C.
    • Phone: 704-376-7180
  • Early Childhood Services/Child Development Center: 1645 Clanton Road, Charlotte, N.C.
    • Phone: 704-333-5382
  • Foster Care (Western NC): 142 Airport Rd, Suite G, Arden, N.C.
    • Phone: 828-447-5720

Organization Info:

  • Total clients served last year: 3,617
  • Number of employees: 250
  • Total Operating Budget for FY 18-19: $15,249,000

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Executive Management

President/CEO- Will Jones

Chief Operations Officer- Anthony Jones

Chief Administrative Officer- Andrea Smith

Chief Financial Officer- Laura Stein

Chief Facilities Officer- Danny Whitley

Chief Performance and Quality Improvement Officer- Hannah Dunham

Chief of Programs – Matt Simon

VP of Development – Justin Ellis

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