Welcome to Baptist Children’s Home & Family Services
Christ-centered services for children & families.
A Person in Need
A Community Partner
Since 1918, Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services (BCHFS) has been a source of hope and healing, providing Christ-centered services to children and families in need.
For the parents whose teen is out of control, the child whose home is no longer safe, the young woman facing an unexpected pregnancy, the infertile couple whose greatest dream is to be Mom and Dad, or the individual or family in need of counseling – BCHFS is here to help.
BCHFS and the four ministries that make up our mission:
BCH Residential Care
Provides residential care for children who are struggling behaviorally or are the victims of abuse, abandonment or neglect. We offer four unique living cottages at our Carmi, Illinois location.
Angels’ Cove Maternity
Angels’ Cove in Mt. Vernon, Illinois provides women facing unplanned pregnancies with healthy alternatives.
Pathways Counseling has been providing counseling services to individuals, couples and families since 1999 with locations in 12 Illinois communities.
Faith Adoption Ministry
BCHFS is fully-licensed in adoptive services for Illinois and not only have the experience to handle complicated adoptions, but the personal care, attention to detail and willingness to create a harmonious environment is unmatched.
Latest News & Updates from BCHFS:
Thirty years ago, the staff at Angels’ Cove had the honor of placing a precious 3-day-old baby boy in the arms of his new mom and dad. Alain and Kim Pennock named their son Caleb, and he quickly became the joy of their life. Recently, BCHFS Director of Operations...
Starting a new job can often be stressful. In many ways, you are beginning a new life with new people in a new environment. But when Crystal Naney walked on the Residential Care campus to begin her career as a Relief Houseparent, her surroundings were not at all...
Desiree is a hard-working young mother with a sweet personality and a smile that can light up a room. Visit with her for just a couple of minutes, and you will discover a young woman with virtually limitless potential. There was a time however, when Desiree’s future...