Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Will Jones, President
Main Address

6800 Saint Peter's Lane
Matthews, NC 28105
United States

Thompson Family Services Center
769 N. Wendover Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
United States

Thompson Early Childhood Services Center
1645 Clanton Road
Charlotte, NC 28208
United States

What We Do
Trauma and abuse can seriously damage a child during their critical formative years. According to CDC dats, 1 in 6 children have a mental health condition, and half go untreated - for child living below the poverty level this increase to over 1 in 5, and access to treatment for these children is likely even lower. Thompson believes these children can be made whole again. To support this belief, our work centers on the clinical treatment and well-being of children and families. Founded in 1886 as an orphanage, today Thompson provides services from three core pillars; Early Childhood, Family Stability and Mental Health. Services cover comprehensive education, intensive treatment and care for children (birth to 18) in need, as well as counseling to adults of all ages. Many of the children and families we serve arrive in our care without many of life's basic essentials; bedding, towels, hygiene items and clothes. Our supplies of these items constantly need to be replenished - please consider shopping our Amazon wish list.
Interesting Info
  • In January 2022, we ranked 7th place in Charlotte Business Journal's 'Charlotte's largest health and human services nonprofits' list.
  • In 2020 Thompson & A Child's Place merged to increase access to services from both organizations to children & their families facing housing insecurity.
  • Our CEO, Will Jones, was selected for CBJ's 'Most Admired CEO' Awards program. Friends of the Children - Charlotte program was part of SEED20's Class of 2020.
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