Making a difference and giving kids peace

KidsPeace is a private charity organization that serves the behavioral and mental health needs of children, families and communities. Its services include treatment programs, education services, and foster care programs — including therapeutic foster care.

Therapeutic foster care is different from traditional foster care. It’s designed to help children who have mental health needs as the result of trauma and provides counseling and/or medication, in addition to a safe and nurturing home. Therapeutic foster parents undergo specialized training to learn how to create an environment where these children can thrive.

First founded as a psychiatric hospital in 1882, KidsPeace offers services across the country, including in North Carolina. Since its founding it has treated more than 300,000 people in need and continues to make a difference, giving children peace and providing stable environments where they can grow and become successful adults.