Holy Angels Today
Holy Angels is well-known and respected in North Carolina and around the country for its innovative programs to help meet the changing needs of people with developmental disabilities, particularly those who are medically fragile. The private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation employs about 250 people, and provides programs and services to 77 children and adults, ranging in age from 2 years to 68 years old.
You may be wondering about Maria — she not only lived but she thrived. And doctors discovered she does not have mental retardation. She works as a receptionist at the Holy Angels and at Cherubs Candy Bouquets, the vocational program operated by Holy Angels in downtown Belmont. She remains an inspiration to all who know and love her. She handles all challenges that come her way with wit, grace and beauty.
Holy Angels has grown over the years to include five Intermediate Care Facilities for the Mentally Retarded (ICF/MR) Group Homes on the main campus, and two supported living homes. The main center houses an on-site day care called Little Angels Child Development Center. The campus also is home to Marywood, a building that houses the boardroom and the Holy Angels Foundation and the ICF/MR administrative offices.
Other facilities include our vocational program, Cherubs Cafe and Candy Bouquet, two supported living homes in Belmont; PUSH Place, an on-site outside recreation area; and Camp Hope, a handicapped accessible camp with nature trails on the South Fork River.