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The mission of River Hill Refuge is to transform the lives of children who are victims of trauma—many of whom have been tragically discarded or overlooked by dysfunctional families and society. We will provide a loving, Christian home and share the hope available through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

 

The name River Hill Refuge and its logo represent a blend of the past and the future. Located on the late Dr. Ted G. Westmoreland’s former River Hill Angus farm, the property once housed the Westmoreland family’s prized cattle. 

A forward-looking “R” has been added to the original, backward-facing River Hill branding logo to represent the bright future children will find at River Hill Refuge. The watercolor background represents a transformational masterpiece in progress, resembling the unlimited potential of each child in care.

"God is refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1

Ted's sons, Wes and Jay, are grateful for the blessings of their upbringing and seek to encourage and inspire less-fortunate individuals, and assist them in reaching their God-given potential. As co-founders of River Hill Refuge they have selected Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina to transform a select location on the farm into a place of refuge and healing.

Baptist Children's Homes has provided child care with excellence since 1885 and has locations in thirty (30) locations and an orphanage in Guatemala.  It is eager to expand its ministry to share hope and change lives in Cleveland County.

With your support, River Hill Refuge will become a haven for children to learn of their God-given value, find freedom from the past, and find a foundation of hope for their future.