programs-greenAngels Watch Respite Care

Angels Watch is a free statewide temporary care program that supports families who are undergoing a crisis situation and are in need of respite.  Crisis situations include, but are not limited to job loss, homelessness, medical emergencies, domestic violence or temporary loss of daycare.  The program helps by providing children ages 0-6,  and can have siblings up to age 10, a safe and temporary placement while their families resolve their crisis situation.  Children may stay in a licensed Angels Watch home for just one night or up to 90 days.

Help is only a call away!

If you or someone you know needs assistance, please call our Angels Watch office throughout North Carolina:

  1. Primary office location: Mecklenburg County – (980) 259-1000
    Including: Lincoln, Gaston, Stanly, Union, Cabarrus, and Cleveland counties.
  2. Primary office location: Buncombe County – (828) 775-4343
    Including: Henderson, McDowell, Madison, Haywood, Polk, Rutherford, Burke, Catawba, Swain, Caldwell, Yancey, Avery, Watauga, and Mitchell counties.

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  • Post Adoption Support Services (PASS)-PASS Is available to children and their families once adoptions are finalized. Services include counseling, crisis intervention, support groups, education, and training are available to children and families once adoptions are finalized. These services are designed to address the wide range of issues that adoptive families may face, including transracial adoption, the impact of prior sexual abuse, and attachment disorders. For children with emotional problems due to traumatic life events, PASS offers behavioral therapy to support the family and help the child heal from post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Family Preservation Services (IFPS)- IFPS These services may include in-home interventions to help families at imminent risk of having a child removed from the home or to help families reintegrate children back into their homes after they have been in foster care or other out-of-home placements.


programs-greenProject Respite Scholarship Program

A grant funded program for respite care for children and their families in Buncombe County.

Through the generous support of The United Way of Buncombe County and The Department of Health and Human Services, Respite Care Scholarships are available in Buncombe County.

The Respite Scholarship Program provides scholarship funds for families of children with serious emotional, behavioral, and/or mental or medical health issues or families impacted by toxic risk factors. These funds are used to obtain quality respite services for their children. Respite care provides temporary relief for parents and has been shown to reinforce behavioral and developmental skills, reduce out-of-home placements, and decrease negative behaviors.

2017 – 2018 Respite Scholarship Application

W9- Request For Taxpayer

Contact Amy Hobson, Director, Residential Services, IFPS at CARING for Children, for more information.


Referral Application

In order to make a referral to CARING for Children for consideration of services, please print out and complete a Referral Form.  Fax the form, along with a copy of the most recent PCP and Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (if available) to:  (828) 298-4870. Please note: You can also download this form, complete the form by typing in the appropriate fields within the PDF form and then email the completed form to Completion of the referral form does not guarantee that placement will be accepted. Thank you.