Discovery Home Care, Inc. (DHC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2007. Our mission is to provide safe accommodations and comprehensive supplemental services to youth displaced by homelessness and transience. This is not limited to our immediate service of Gaston County, but also includes other area counties. Our organizational values encompass a strength-based person approach that recognizes the strengths and unique attributes of our clients. Our concept is to meet our youth clients “where they are”, accepting and embracing their own indigenous cultural beliefs and practices, acting only in a capacity of assistance, not judgment.
The definition of “Homeless Youth” are individuals under the age of 18 who lack parental, foster, or institutional care; they are in need of services and without a place of shelter where they receive supervision and care. These individuals are sometimes referred to as “unaccompanied” youth. The category of homeless youth is defined to include runaway, throwaway, and street youth.