About Us

We provide comprehensive, quality residential and day services for children and adults with developmental and/or socioeconomic challenges.

57 Years in Action

For 57 years and counting, Irene Wortham Center has helped children and adults with developmental and/or socioeconomic challenges lead healthy, happy and more independent lives.

From our CARF-accredited Adult Day Activity and Supported Employment programs, to our 5-star-rated child care center, to our comprehensive, around-the-clock residential care homes, Irene Wortham Center and its exceptional staff inspire and empower individuals to reach their full potential from birth to end of life.

Our Values

We value showing courteous regard and consideration for each individual and the organization.

We value being kind, patient, gentle, thoughtful and understanding.

We value excellence in service.

We value being trained, qualified, and proficient to do the job.

We value honoring each person’s unique qualities.

We value welcoming and responding to families and caregivers.

We value honesty, truthfulness, ethics and principles.

Our Programs

The Irene Wortham Center operates multiple programs in Western North Carolina to serve the members of our community.

Our final program is the Early Learning Center, where children ages six weeks to pre-k, with and without developmental challenges, learn, play and grow together in an integrated setting. The center currently enrolls 100 children, but has a waitlist of more than 400. The services we provide are an evident community need, so we plan to expand and build a new Early Learning Center in the next 5 years! This tournament is our kick-start fundraising event. All funds raised will go toward pre-building efforts such as meeting with architects, building renderings, permits, and launching a strong capital campaign.

Click below to learn more about our Early Learning Center is how it helps the community!


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