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 five ministries that make up our mission:
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.
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.
GraceHaven provides confidential and compassionate care, free-of-charge, to all the women and men we serve. We can provide women and men with answers and options so they can make the best choice for their unique situation.
Latest News & Updates from BCHFS:
In 1914, the efforts of Anna Jarvis to establish a holiday honoring mothers came to fruition when President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure making the second Sunday in May officially Mother's Day. By the time of her death in 1948, however, Ms. Jarvis had disavowed...
In 1999, Baptist Children's Home and Family Services broadened the scope of the services offered to include outpatient counseling. Responding to the needs of families and children across the state two regional Pathways Counseling office were opened to offer the much...
Baptist Children’s Home was created in response to the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. It has been the core of the ministry for over 102 years. The residential care cottages provide a strong model for a healthy family structure. Children reside in the cottages with...