Focus Program


The Focus Program is designed for children who have been removed from family and placed in the state’s care for an indefinite period of time. These children are likely to have been removed from their homes as a result of emotional, physical or sexual abuse or neglect. These children have experienced some form of trauma. The Sanctuary Model recognizes that “hurt people hurt people” and that therefore, creating and sustaining a just environment is vital to everyone’s safety and well-being. We strive to give each resident an environment that promotes growth and change. The Sanctuary Model is the program’s primary treatment service.

Program Focus

  • Nonviolence

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Social Learning

  • Open Communication

  • Growth and Change

Target Population

The Focus Program is designed to care for children between the ages of 5-18 years old, either male or female. The typical child is under 17, as the children over 17 are referred to the Transitional Living Services Program. The children typically attend a public school and benefit from a group living environment.


Referrals are accepted from County Departments of Social Services from any county in North Carolina. Please contact our Focus Case Managers by calling (704) 279-5556. For after hours on-call case workers can be reached at extension 250.

Contact Information:

Ed Brown

Program Manager

(P) 704.279.5556 ext. 1102

Nazareth Child & Family Connection

PO Box 1438 - 725 Crescent Road

Rockwell, NC 28138

Phone: 704-279-5556 | 888-207-0250

Fax: 704-255-1801


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