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!

Learn more about upcoming events from BCHFS in the community.

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Latest News & Updates from BCHFS:

Online Auction

Online Auction

This year you can bid online for the quilts in addition to bidding live in person.  We have partnered with Rothrock Auction Company of Parkersburg Illinois to auction the quilts this year.  Pre-bidding for the auction is open as of noon on Wednesday, September 15th. ...

Father’s Day

Father’s Day

Father’s Day has not been a national holiday for nearly as long as Mother’s Day, but it is no less important to honor our Fathers.  The first Father’s Day is credited to Fairmont, West Virginia in 1908, in response to a mining accident that left hundreds of men dead. ...

Fall Festival – Save The Date

Fall Festival – Save The Date

One of the ways we celebrate at Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services is through the Fall Festival.  The Fall Festival is a great opportunity to celebrate the ministry of BCHFS over the years past and for years to come. Coming back this year after the pandemic...