Our Mission

Helping Children Succeed

We are a non-profit agency in Asheville that provides a cradle to career continuum of services for over 400 children and youth annually. This includes our 5-Star Child Development Center (child care, pre-k, afterschool, and summer camp), Residential mental health programs, Foster Care services, Respite Services and Workforce-Ready housing assistance. Established in 1903, we have been helping children succeed for 120 years.

There’s no mistaking why Eliada has been in our community for over 119 years.

It’s because of you.

Over the years we’ve evolved to meet the needs of our community. Today, we exist because as a community we collectively agree that every child and family deserves the support, resources and opportunities they need to thrive. Together, we help children have a healthy start, recover from trauma, and build skills that last a lifetime.

Our Outcomes

Youth served per year

  • Transitioned from Eliada Day Treatment to a community based school setting 75% 75%
  • Transitioned from Eliada’s residential program to a lower level of care 74% 74%
  • Became employed through ESTA program 79% 79%
  • Achieved housing stability through ESTA program 77% 77%

*Data references averages over last 3 fiscal years

Career Opportunities

Do you want to make a lasting impact on the lives of youth in the community? Join our team today! We  have immediate openings.