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.

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Latest News & Updates from BCHFS:

GraceHaven Pregnancy Resource Clinic

GraceHaven Pregnancy Resource Clinic

Opening in December 2020, GraceHaven is the newest ministry of Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services.  GraceHaven is a pregnancy resource clinic located in Mt. Vernon, IL and serves as a source of information and help to those who find themselves dealing with an...

Reaching Full Potential

Reaching Full Potential

Baptist Children’s Home began 1918 in response to a need in Illinois.  The great Spanish flu epidemic had stuck our country immediately at the end of WW1.  These two events combined left a great number of children who were orphaned and in need of care.   As a result,...

BCHFS Board Approves Plans for Pregnancy Resource Clinic

BCHFS Board Approves Plans for Pregnancy Resource Clinic

The Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services Board of Trustees voted to approve the plans to add an additional ministry to its organization at the October board meeting. A new pregnancy resource clinic will be located in Mt. Vernon, IL and will be a source of...