Crisis services for youth offered
Hawthorn Heights, a nonprofit program of Barium Springs Home for Children, provides emergency crisis services for youth and families in Western North Carolina. Hawthorn provides a safe, structured environment and teaches psycho-educational skills in areas of self-esteem, self-concept, independent living and building positive relationships.
Hawthorn serves youth under 18 who are runaways, homeless or experiencing family conflict or behavior issues and also offers individual and family counseling.
Youth may refer themselves to Hawthorn. Referrals are also accepted from parents, mental health and juvenile justice agencies, school and law enforcement personnel, and social services. Hawthorn Heights serves Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties, as well as the Qualla Boundary lands. For information call (866) 586-6739 (toll free).