Grandfather Home

Grandfather Home for Children is a ministry that provides love and healing to more than 600 children and youth annually. These children have experienced deep hurt and trauma from neglect or abuse.
On Grandfather Home for Children’s beautiful, historic campus in Banner Elk, North Carolina, generations of children have received a home, nurturing caregivers and much-needed direction. Today, the campus hosts residential care programs and serves as the hub for an array of carefully-targeted services that stretch from the far western counties in North Carolina to the counties east of Raleigh.
The Home’s Christian staff works with our children in care to resolve their hurt and to provide acceptance, hope, and new life skills to overcome the challenges they face. They strive to mend families whenever possible and involve parents in treatment initiatives. If a child cannot be reunited with the family of birth, a trained foster family and a future adoptive placement becomes the goal. Recognizing the critical importance of families, Grandfather Home provides support services to ensure that all families have the resources needed to nurture their children to live free of abuse and hurt.
Prayer and strong private financial support are essential to sustain and improve our ministry’s work.