Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Will Jones, President
Primary Contact Name
Chantel Ellison
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 data, 1 in 6 children have a mental health condition, and half go untreated. For children living below the poverty level, this increases to over 1 in 5, and access to treatment for these children is likely even lower. Thompson believes we can intervene early and interrupt cycles of trauma and abuse.  Our work centers on trauma-focused prevention and intervention services for children and families. 

Founded in 1886, today Thompson provides services from four core pillars: Early Childhood, Family Stability, Mental Health and Residential Services. We serve children (birth to 18) and their families with comprehensive services that empower them to achieve their goals.

Many of the children and families we serve are without many of life's basic essentials: bedding, towels, hygiene items and clothes. Please consider shopping our Amazon wish list to help us replenish our supply of these basic essentials for our clients.


Interesting Info
  • In January 2024, we ranked 9th place in Charlotte Business Journal's 'Charlotte's largest health and human services nonprofits' list.
  • Since 2017, we have grown our Foster Care program from 27 homes to over 340 homes.
  • Our CEO, Will Jones, was selected for CBJ's 'Most Admired CEO' Awards program.
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Tigertown Takeover
Repeats daily at 9:00am for 365 times
Flexible Timing

Thompson Child Development Center (TCDC)
Repeats daily at 9:00am for 365 times
Flexible Timing

Residential (Cottages)
Repeats daily at 9:00am for 365 times
Flexible Timing

Friends of The Children (FOTC)-Charlotte
Repeats daily at 4:00pm for 365 times
Flexible Timing