All Catawba County offices and libraries will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018. All County Parks will be open for your enjoyment.


Contact Information

  • Karen Harrington, Director
  • (828) 695-5600
  • Contact via email
  • Main Location:3030 11th Ave Dr SE Hickory, NC 28602
  • (view all county locations)

Residential Care

In 1979, two residential group homes were opened to serve older foster children who needed more structured group care. These programs are currently Andrea’s Place and Blevins. Corner House I for girls was established in the early 1980s on the recommendation of the Community Based Alternatives Committee to serve children otherwise on their way to training school (Youth Development Center). In 1985, Corner House II for boys was established.

These homes currently serve Catawba County youth placed in foster care. The goal of our residential program is to reduce secondary trauma by:

  • Placing sibling groups together when appropriate
  • Limiting the amount of moves for youth placed in care
  • Keeping youth in same school setting