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 struggling, 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:

Statement on Roe v. Wade News

Statement on Roe v. Wade News

We are excited about the possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned in the Supreme Court, as it is an answer to prayer.  However, the battle to protect the unborn remains, as presently the State of Illinois vows to protect abortion rights.  Our concern is not only...

Christmas Cards 2021

Christmas Cards 2021

Christmas will be here soon.  Each year we hold a Christmas card contest which allows our residents an opportunity to demonstrate their creativity.  This year’s winning card is featured here.  Through our Annual Christmas Card program, we share the joy of the...

#BCHFSGivingDay 2021

#BCHFSGivingDay 2021

This year you can still participate in supporting BCHFS on Fall Festival Day, even from the comfort of your couch.  You have the option of bidding on quilts through the online auction, or if quilts aren't for you we are celebrating #GivingDay on September 18th.  Many...