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Alexis & Josh Kelly adopted a child from foster care in 2016, and during that time learned of the significant need for foster parents in North Carolina. Alexis & Josh spent the next few years developing a business plan and searching for the right property to develop the first children's group home in Beaufort County, North Carolina. In 2020, the non-profit took off and they have now purchased a property in Washington, NC that will provide residential group housing to foster kids ages 12-18, and their siblings.
Teens are the most challenging population to place in traditional foster care settings. Teens are at risk for never learning the necessary life skills, experiencing emotional healing, or growing the self-confidence to become successful young adults.
The Kelly Children's Home will provide residential care, as well as the necessary services to prepare them for the next chapter in life!
Larger sibling sets in foster care are often hard to place together. As a result, they are often separated across the state or even across state lines. The Kelly Children's Home will help keep siblings together under one roof!