The Children's Alliance

What is the Childrens Alliance?


The mission of the Children’s Alliance of Mecklenburg County is to work collectively to identify, advocate and act upon real solutions for the challenges and barriers faced by the children of our community.

We believe it is our job to give the children of our community a voice. To provide valuable information to the community about the needs of our children and lead them to act upon it. We want to be a resource for parents & caregivers while working together to positively impact as many children as we can.


The Children’s Alliance believes each and every adult in our community shall protect, value, educate, nurture, and respect each and every child and teenager.


Prior to 2002 a group of organizations committed to the well being of children and families in Charlotte/Mecklenburg County began working together on a number of shared issues and concerns. Together these organizations informally collaborated on various projects in the community, primarily focused on a specific goal or outcome.

In 2002, these organizations decided to form a collaborative – now called The Children’s Alliance – with the purpose of working on identified projects as well as create a forum for new collaborative to emerge.

The group shares information and resources to make sure every child has access to available resources.

2017 marked The Children's Alliance fifteenth year. For 15 years our organization has committed to the well being of children and families in Mecklenburg County. We have worked together on many shared issues and concerns. Organizations have informally collaborated on various projects in the community, primarily focused on a specific goal or outcome.

In 2002 these organizations decided to form a collaborative-now called The Children's Alliance. The following agencies are the founding members of The Children's Alliance:

Alexander Children’s Center


Mecklenburg County Health Department

Charlotte Links of America


Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office

Child Care Resources Inc.


Partners in Out-of-School Time

City of Charlotte


Teen Health Connection

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools


The Children’s Law Center

Communities in Schools


The Family Center

Council for Children


The Lee Institute

Crown Jewels, Link


Thompson Children’s Home

NC Department of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention/Juvenile Court


Time Out Youth

Foundations for the Carolinas


United Family Services

Greater Enrichment Program, Inc.


United Way of Central Carolinas

Junior League of Charlotte



Juvenile Court Judges


YMCA of Greater Charlotte

Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services


Youth Homes

Mecklenburg County Area Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities & Substance Abuse


Youth Network

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A Child's Place
Alexander Youth Network
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas
Care Ring
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Dept (CMPD)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS)
Child Care Resources Inc.
Children & Family Services Center
Children's Home Society of North Carolina
Communities In Schools
Council for Children's Rights
Department of Social Services (DSS)
Freedom School Partners
Guardian Ad Litem
Jewish Family Services of Greater Charlotte
Juvenile Court
Juvenile Court Judges (District Court)
Kids Need 2 Parents
Levine Children's Hospital
Mecklenburg County Children’s Developmental Services
Mecklenburg County Health Department
Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office
NC Department of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention
Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center
Right Moves for Youth
Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
Teen Health Connection
The Relatives, Inc.
Thompson Child & Family Focus
Safe Alliance
United Way of Central Carolinas
YMCA of Greater Charlotte
YWCA of Central Charlotte
Youth Villages