The Smoky Mountain Children’s Home (SMCH) Campus continues to meet the challenge of at-risk children and youth with an evidenced based best practice treatment model, staff training, case management, and emphasis on treatment teams. SMCH is ever evolving to meet a wide array of needs in our Level II Residential Program. SMCH currently has a much larger number of custodial children on our campus than ever before. This is in conjunction with privately placed children and youth, which is still a significant part of our residential program. Primary funding is through our Department of Children’s Services (DCS) Level II Continuum contracts, subcontracts with other agencies, grants from the Cherish the Child Foundation, Churches of God, and private resources.
Smoky Mountain Children’s Home houses residents in our Level II cottages for children with more severe behavioral and emotional needs. Children for this program are referred by DCS, pastors, families, therapists, and other entities based on the need for a more structured environment than can be maintained in a family setting. SMCH has boys and girls intake cottages and other group cottages for these children, depending upon a child’s level of care and behavior.