• Welcome to Black Mountain Home

    Begun by Presbyterian minister Robert Perry Smith in 1904 as Mountain Orphanage, the Home began its ministry taking in Appalachian children whose parents had died or disappeared. Today, the ministry serves youth from birth through college graduation through family foster care, residential care, transitional living, and independent living.

Thrift Store & Coffee Shop Open!

During our recent Fall Festival we celebrated the opening of our new thrift store and cafe. You can now visit the store Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cafe and drive-thru are open Tuesday-Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can check it out online at www.MountainHomeThriftStore.org

But we were excited to celebrate even more than the store’s opening at the event on October 12. Following are some highlights from the day:
•The REST of the name – While the name Mountain Home Thrift Store has been pretty broadly publicized, there’s more to the name of our new store. On Oct. 12 we shared that the full name includes “Cheryl’s Place.” The new retail space has been named in honor of Cheryl Campbell who has been processing the Home’s donations since she joined the ministry nearly 15 years ago.
•Dedication of AutoWorks – Makson Inc. owner David Eller donated the funds to make the auto shop that serves as the headquarters for the maintenance/automotive track of the Apprenticeship Program a reality. But he did more than make it possible. He dedicated it to a dear friend of his–Billy Wayne Rabon who was able to attend the ribbon cutting.
•Grove Stone Rock the Quarry 5K – The Home’s closest neighbor, Grove Stone Quarry, has been key in making multiple construction projects including the store, cafe, and auto shop possible. They also sponsor special events and host a 5K to benefit the ministry. On that Saturday they presented a check for $36,600+ to support our children.
•CORE Trustee of the Year – Dr. Bruce Henderson served as board chair throughout the planning and implementation of the Second Century of Hope campaign completing his most recent term in August 2019. Don Forrester, the Executive Director of the Coalition of Residential Excellence (CORE) came to the ribbon cutting to surprise Bruce with the organization’s Trustee of the Year Award. A high honor indeed!

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