The Mission of Carrie Steele-Pitts Home

Chartered in 1888, CSPH’s mission is to maintain a family environment that fosters the physical, educational, social-emotional, and spiritual development of each child. CSPH is a private, nonprofit and non-discriminatory child caring agency that provides community-based child welfare services including supportive education, health & wellness programs and 24-hour, state approved residency for vulnerable youth.

The 35 acre campus is located in the Adamsville neighborhood and has an administration building, five cottages where the youth live, a dining room, two outdoor play areas, a meadow for large group/team activities, and a pavilion for cook outs. The 27,155 square foot Ollivette Eugenia Smith Allison Life Learning Center is fully equipped with a five lane/25yrd indoor swimming pool, a gymnasium, a chapel, computer lab, classrooms, a kitchen and multipurpose room.


Residential Care – Adolescents 12-18 years old

The residential care program at the Home includes basic daily care up to 20 youth; therapeutic programming to meet the increased needs of adolescents in foster care, a fitness/nutrition program and adaptive supportive educational services.  The youth that live at CSPH are faced with greater psychological, educational, emotional and health challenges than in past years.


Residential Care – Older youth 18-24 years old

CSPH has recently received approval from the Department of Children and Families to participate in an initiative called the Independent Living Program. This program allows the older adolescent to stay at the Home in a structured living arrangement and ensure that they are self-sufficient by age twenty-four.  The older teens living at CSPH follow a comprehensive Independent Living curriculum designed to increase their life skills and prepare them for young adulthood.


Programs offered to the Community

CSPH’s community program evolved from the comprehensive programming offered to the youth in the residential program and the recognition that the families in the community need a safe caring environment for their children while they are at work.  CSPH has the breadth and depth of experience in the child care industry to design and deliver high quality education and fitness program to address the community’s current needs.  CSPH is offering supportive education programs, summer day camp and fitness programs.


Notice of Non-Disriminatory Policy of Services

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.  Carrie Steele-Pitts Home, Inc. is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


"The feeling of belonging to a home, belonging to a family is a power that transforms lives. Carrie Steele-Pitts Home is more than a beautiful 35-acre campus. It is proof that pure love and altruism are driving forces in the world."

-Victoria Rowell

Victoria Rowell