Strengthening Children, Families & Communities


Thompson strengthens children, families, and communities through healing, teaching, worship, and play. Founded in 1886 as an orphanage, Thompson has since grown into a leading non-profit organization providing clinical and prevention services for children and families across the Carolinas. The Charlotte, N.C.-based, nationally accredited agency changes the lives of at-risk children and families through clinical and behavioral health treatment, family stability work, and early childhood development services. Today, around 1 in 5 adolescents have a diagnosable mental health disorder. At our most intensive level, we provide residential treatment and support to children suffering from severe trauma and/or mental illness and assist in transitioning them to a stable and loving home. Our goal is to create a stable foundation on which children and families can learn to thrive for a lifetime.

About the Superstar Foundation

The Superstar Foundation was founded in 2007 with a two-fold mission:

  • To identify and reward individuals who use data to improve outcomes for underserved individuals, families and communities.
  • To promote and advance transformative relationships as the driving force to outcome achievement in the social services sector;

As health, education and social services continue to progress towards better measurement of outcomes, the Superstar Foundation believes that transformative relationships and a commitment to data-based decision making at the level of engagement is the key to all long-term, sustainable improvement in the lives of those we serve.