About Us

“Jesus said to them, ‘Anyone who welcomes a little child like this in my name is welcoming me.’” Mark 9:37

Our Mission

Providing hope, healing, and restoration through the power of Jesus Christ to traumatized children and their families. We accomplish this through in psychiatric residential care, child placement, and outpatient services using prayer as a foundation. If you would like to hear our Founder and Executive Director Carla Roberts do a interview with Brannon Howse of Worldview Weekend then please listen to the presentation below.

Our Work

Our agency on a whole specializes with working with young victims of traumatic abuse including mental, physical, social, and sexual abuse. The Yahweh Center accepts children without regard to race, sex, religion, or creed. We deal primarily with children between the ages of five to twelve that are suffering from emotional, physical abuse, and neglect. All of the children in our program have need of emotional healing and restoration. Many are often suicidal, behaviorally explosive, grieving and often developmentally delayed when they enter our care.

Our Beginning

The first coastal residential treatment program and child placement agency for at risk children ages 5 to 12 years.

Celebrating over 29 years of helping heal the hurt.

Founder and executive director Carla J. Roberts in 1987 had a vision to start a agency that helped heal the hurt of some of North Carolina’s most at risk children.The Yahweh Center has become a regional residential treatment program and child-placing agency for abused, neglected and at risk children between 5 and 12 years of age.

Today, the Yahweh Center now offers psychiatric residential treatment, play therapy, and works with attachment disorder children and their families. These services and a place like this have not always been available in Eastern North Carolina.

Opening the Village

cvanderford  The Yahweh Center broke ground in June 1, 2000 to begin building the Yahweh Center Children’s Village a cottage style campus where children could find optimal healing in a safe and inviting environment. By August 28, 2001 the Yahweh Center Children’s Village relocated and moved to our current campus and opened our first cottage. We opened our first Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility in January 6, 2006. We opened our second Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility in May 2010.

Where We Are Today

imageOur campus is a secure, safe, and private environment allowing the children in our care to receive the absolute best care possible. The Yahweh Center Children’s Village is a Christian 501 3c non-profit organization with a rotating board of directors.  Financial support comes from private individuals, churches, businesses, civic groups, and fundraising events. The Center also works with foundations and contracts for clinical fee for service. We depend a great deal on the generosity of individuals, businesses, endowments, and churches that are in the Cape Fear Region. For over twenty-nine years we have been working towards helping heal the hurt of children in need. For a more detailed history written by our founder Carla J. Roberts about the Yahweh Center Children’s Village then please download the PDF copy of our History of the Yahweh Center Children’s Village.

Please see our homepage for updates on our filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection.