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Welcome to the Appalachian Children’s Home

The Home is situated on a beautiful one hundred fifty-eight acre campus on the outskirts of Barbourville, Kentucky.  The Children’s Home is a state licensed institution and emergency shelter for boys and girls under the age of eighteen. Our staff are regularly trained and educated to meet and exceed the strict guidelines set forth by the State of Kentucky.  Our Home strives to provide the best possible care available for the children placed in our custody. The staff and board of directors are dedicated to achieve excellence while providing a stable, loving, Christian environment for the well-being of the whole child.

Over one hundred churches, businesses, and individuals who have a heart for the safety and well-being of children support the Children’s Home. To learn more about the Appalachian Children’s Home, view the photos of our Campus and check out the snapshot of our residents’ activities below! Our board of directors, staff, and children invite you to call for a tour or visit anytime!

Campus Features

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Located near the center of our campus, the gymnasium features double basketball courts, an indoor volleyball net and serves as a spacious area for kickball, dodge ball and many activities and events.

Fishing Pond

Nestled between two wooded hillsides, our two-acre fishing pond and cove provide the perfect environment for outdoor fun and education–whether fishing, canoeing, or learning in our eco-classroom.

Appalachian Children's Home - Sport Courts - Basketball, Sand Volleyball & Picnic Shelter (field not shown)

Sport Courts

Our outdoor Sport Courts include two full court basketball competition areas, sand volleyball court, picnic shelter and an expansive multipurpose field for group activities and events.

Weight Room

Our weight room provides children year-round fitness activities–equipped with nautilus, free weights, aerobic machines, treadmill and stair climber.

Horse Corral & Stable

The ACH horse corral and stable provide equine therapy and livestock care opportunities. The ACH President, Mr. Yeary, is also a Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) certified Horseback Riding Instructor and is certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning.

Knox Appalachian School

Founded in 2004, our fully-accredited school has five certified public school teachers and a Title One Coordinator.  Our school is one of the most technologically advanced in the area and serves as a pilot for the Plato Learning System.

Alternative Classroom

Standing on the banks of our scenic two acre pond, the ACH Alternative Classroom provides enhanced academic study in natural, ecological and biological environments.

Nature Trails

Winding throughout the scenic landscape of our 158 acre campus, the ACH Nature Trails are used for hiking, horseback riding and academic field study.

Resident Activities

Water Skiing

Guitar Lessons

Art Classes

Piano Lessons

Cooking Classes


Horseback Riding CHA Certified

Bike Riding

Shopping Trips

Field Trips (Lots!)

Children’s Living Space

Boy’s Living Spaces

Girl’s Living Spaces