Junior Order United American Mechanics Childrens Home, Inc.

A safe place for children to live and grow while attempting to re-unify the family.

aka American Children's Home   |   Lexington, NC   |  www.ach-nc.org

Mission

American Children's Home provides a safe and nurturing home for children throughout North Carolina to grow and thrive.

Ruling year info

1975

President/CEO

Kathy "Kat" C. Berrier

Main address

PO Box 1288

Lexington, NC 27293 USA

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Formerly known as

Junior Order Home

EIN

56-0340748

NTEE code info

Foster Care (P32)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We provide residential and family foster care to children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect and/or abandonment who are in custody of their county Department of Social Services. We provide a home-like experience to provide a stable environment for all of the children in our care. Our emphasis is on providing life skills to give our children the tools to be happy, healthy and successful.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Residential Services

Cottage living in a family-style setting on a 300+/- acre campus

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
At-risk youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of foster youth living with siblings

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Residential Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

If we have the possibility to keep siblings together we will do so, either on our campus or in a family foster home.

Number of children in foster care who have stable placements

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Residential Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Specific goals change with each child. We strive to provide the following for each child:
- Maintain a safe and nurturing environment for each child to excel; developmentally, physically and socially
- Provide them with like skills to prepare for independence
- Meet each child where they are and provide an appropriate plan of care

We have the following strategies for success:
- Provide childhood activities and opportunities to develop mentally and socially
- Consistent staff training with the CARE model - a trauma informed model of care
- We have a holistic approach, providing art & music programming, a warm welcoming environment, and educational and vocational activities

Our staff does an incredible job of providing a high level of care to each youth who comes to American Children's Home. We will continue to utilize community partnerships to provide educational, recreational, and vocational resources. We have a historic campus with modern capabilities.

For over 95 years we have provided a stable home for thousands of children, improved academic performance, provided the necessary skills to achieve independence. We have given hope to these children and the ability to believe in themselves.

We will continue to provide all of these accomplishments while expanding our Foster Care program. We are developing programs to offer more opportunities on and off our campus for the children in our care.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Junior Order United American Mechanics Childrens Home, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/10/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tom Brinson

Just Save Foods

Term: 2020 - 2022

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/10/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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