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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 or 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. Our board of directors, staff, and children invite you to call for a tour or visit anytime!

Steve Yeary is the President of the Appalachian Children’s Home. He has led the Home since January of 2001. He is a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University with a B.A. in Social Sciences minoring in History and Social Work. He arrived at the Children’s Home with experience as a U.S. Army Drill Sergeant, a director in hospital Steve Yearyadministration, and a state employee in a residential juvenile facility.
Mr. Yeary is also a CHA certified Horseback Riding Instructor and Equine Science Instructor.

His expertise in locating grants, government programs, and state/federal contract funding sources has been an invaluable resource for the Home. Under his direction, the Children’s Home is now home to 52 teenagers, employs 60 staff members, and has an annual budget of $2.9 million.

Mr. Yeary’s wife, Alice, serves the Home with a Masters in Education, managing Human Resources and billing. His 21-year-old son, Josh, is a senior majoring in Chemical Engineering and is scheduled to graduate from the University of Kentucky in May 2013.