Services Overview

Early Childhood:

Child Development Center
Five star, high-quality child development center with an emphasis on family support and developmentally appropriate practices for children six weeks old to five years.

Thompson Center for Early Childhood IMPACT
IMPACT works to promote healthy social emotional development of young children by providing a continuum of early intervention services to children and caregivers. Services include: play groups, behavior support, teacher coaching, and specialized therapy.

Pre-K Navigators
A Navigator is the first point of contact for Meck Pre-K classrooms who have students that are experiencing significant behavioral challenges. They connect with the school, family and child to conduct an assessment and link these children to all of the services they need to be successful.



A Child’s Place
Specialized case management to improve the lives of homeless children enrolled in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

Family Education & Family Partners
An array of education classes for parents with children of various ages, aimed at fostering a strong foundation for successful parenting.

Foster Care & Foster Parent Licensing
Private foster homes located throughout the Charlotte-metro and the Western North Carolina region as well as training & support for dedicated families; long-term and respite care for children
re-entering community life.

Friends of the Children – Charlotte
Revolutionary mentoring program that provides a salaried, professional mentor to Charlotte’s most at-risk youth for 12.5 years, no matter what.


Mental Health:

Intensive In-Home
A high intensity, home-based service which works with youth and families multiples times per week in their home and community as well as providing 24/7 on-call support.

Outpatient Therapy Services
Individual, family, and group counseling as well as clinical assessments.

Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility
24/7 inpatient care for children and adolescents diagnosed with mental illness provides an intensive clinical setting within a safe, child-friendly living environment.

School Based Therapy
In collaboration with select Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, increasing access to mental health services by providing outpatient therapy during the instructional day.

Thompson REACH
REACH is a unique in-home therapy and case management program geared to prevent youth and families from needing higher levels of care or experiencing crises. REACH therapists operate flexible hours around the needs and schedule of their youth and families.

Thompson RISE
Thompson RISE is a one-on-one community based coaching service for young adults ages 16-21 to help provide them the tools and knowledge they need to successfully transition to adulthood.

Wraparound is an evidence-based model that helps empower youth and families to find their voice and develop the skills necessary to successfully navigate various systems such as juvenile justice, child welfare and the school system. Wraparound approaches their work from the philosophy of “Do for, do with, cheer on!”

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