• WELCOME TO BLACK MOUNTAIN HOME – Begun by Rev. Robert Perry Smith in 1904 as Mountain Orphanage, the Home began its ministry taking in children whose parents had died or disappeared. Today, we serve youth from birth through college graduation and beyond through family foster care, residential care, transitional living, and independent living.


When children are in need of out-of-home placement, BMH can meet those needs through all the stages and phases of their growing up years. From infants born prematurely or with addictions to young adults working toward an educational or career goal, the ministry provides a safe, supportive home for youth of all ages and stages.

Programs include:

  • Family foster care in the local community
  • Cottage care on our campuses in Black Mountain and Pisgah Forest, NC
  • Transitional living providing life coaching for teens
  • Independent Living for older youth continuing their education beyond high school or working toward a specific career goal through our Apprenticeship Program
  • Lifelong Living for those with learning or cognitive challenges who will need support as they move into adulthood

Upcoming Events

Guided Ministry Tour Aug 2021 (Tentative)

Join us at 10 a.m. for a two-hour introduction to our ministry and campus. We

Open Forum – Youth Perspectives

Each year our youth select some of their peers to share their thoughts about the

4:30 p.m.

FALL FESTIVAL 2021- Tentative

Join us for our signature event! We’ll have our silent auction, live music by the

10 a.m.
Black Mountain Home for Children
Guided Ministry Tour, Nov. 2021 (Tentative)

Join us at 10 a.m. for a two-hour introduction to our ministry and campus. We

10 a.m.

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Latest News

Appreciating our Sponsors!
April 23, 2021 Posted by: Sarah Thomas Posted in: Uncategorized

April Child Abuse Awareness & Pinwheels for Prevention Throughout Child Abuse Prevention Month in April we’re making an effort to

Special Thanks from our President & Board Chair
March 11, 2021 Posted by: Sarah Thomas Posted in: Uncategorized

While the first half of fiscal year 2020 was normal, the second half  was anything but. Yet, God’s faithfulness was

Thirteen Pennies Cafe Menu
December 17, 2020 Posted by: Sarah Thomas Posted in: Uncategorized

Looking for a delicious lunch or breakfast in the Black Mountain/Swannanoa area? Check out our latest menu at the Thirteen

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