Creating a Family

This national non-profit has a local chapter in Brevard. Its role is to support adoptive, foster and kinship families. Foster and kinship parents (most often grandparents) are on the front line of child welfare caring for neglected and abused children. These children are often left with both physical and emotional scars from childhood trauma. These are often expressed in challenging behaviors and learning challenges, which are exacerbated by a change in routines, loss of structure, and increased in stress in their lives and families. Children in foster and kinship care in Transylvania County are likely to have been exposed to alcohol and drugs prenatally with resulting behavioral and educational issues. Through our program these valued foster and kinship families and the children in their care receive counseling and guidance.  For additional information, please contact or Cecily Timmons, Development Director, at

Our Latest News:

Coronavirus Response – SAFE

In the wake of the COVID 19 outbreak and in compliance with the governor’s orders, SAFE had to temporarily close its 2 resale stores.  The 2 resale stores generate the vast majority of the unrestricted funds for SAFE, which provides…

Coronavirus Response – April 21 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter issue is positively jammed packed with information about the needs in our community and the multifaceted ways your donations are making a difference. Click here to read more.

Coronavirus Response – Creating a Family

Lake Toxaway Charities approved a $5,000 emergency grant on April 8th to Creating a Family to support the development of a curriculum to help foster and kinship families in Transylvania County during the COVID 19 pandemic.

April Spotlight – Sharing House

The Lake Toxaway Charities emergency grant funding is hard at work at Sharing House. The Sharing House is using the funds to meet immediate needs.

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