Welcome to Baptist Children’s Home & Family Services

Christ-centered services for children & families. 


A Person in Need

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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.

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Latest News & Updates from BCHFS:

Faith And Forgiveness

Faith And Forgiveness

The Word of God calls on believers to offer forgiveness to those who sin against us and to pray for those who persecute us. There are times in life when following these commands requires nothing more than a deep breath and the choice to overlook the offense. Still,...

Firewood for a Widow; Honor for a Veteran and His Wife

Firewood for a Widow; Honor for a Veteran and His Wife

BCHFS is blessed to have a wonderful staff of dedicated Christ-followers who often go above and beyond the call of duty to help shape the spiritual growth of our residents. Phil Mitchell has been the Maintenance Specialist on our Carmi campus for the past 15 years. In...

Hope Awakens – Adoptee Throws a Fundraiser for Angels’ Cove

Hope Awakens – Adoptee Throws a Fundraiser for Angels’ Cove

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...