Welcome to Baptist Children’s Home & Family Services

Christ-centered services for children & families. 


A Person in Need

A Donor

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:

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

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.

GraceHaven: A Pregnancy Resource Clinic

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.

Upcoming Events!

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Latest News & Updates from BCHFS:

2020 BCHFS Christmas Cards

2020 BCHFS Christmas Cards

  Dear Friends, Jesus. Messiah. Name Above All Names. Blessed Redeemer. Emmanuel. Christmas is the time to celebrate the birth of our one and only Savior.  Joy to the world! We are so happy to celebrate this wonderful time of year and what better way than by...

Mattoon Car & Bike Show

Mattoon Car & Bike Show

Mattoon’s First Southern Baptist Church hosted its first Car and Bike Show, Saturday, September 26th. Headed up by Jon Crask with over 50 entries, seven winners were chosen by appointed judges.  Proceeds from the show were donated to the Baptist Children’s Home &...

GraceHaven 30-Day Prayer Calendar

GraceHaven 30-Day Prayer Calendar

GraceHaven: A Pregnancy Resource Clinic is making amazing progress and we couldn't be happier. We are thrilled with the blessings God has given us and response from the BCHFS Community. Now, we are asking for your help. Although we are not quite ready to open the...