NC Eckerd Leadership Interviewed on Talk Show

Eckerd was recently interviewed on the “Live in the Mountains” segment on Mountain Television Network that airs in 21 counties across North Carolina. In a talk show format, Eckerd leadership discussed the different programs in North Carolina along with the history of Eckerd.

Lesson Learned

Has anyone ever taken anything from you? My most important lesson learned in life is not to take things from that do not belong to me.

Eckerd Nonprofit Leader One of Five Chosen to Participate in National Initiative to Better Position Nonprofits for Sustainability

Eckerd’s President & CEO David Dennis is one of five nonprofit executives chosen by the Alliance for Children and Families to provide personalized expert assistance to better position a group of 15 nonprofit organizations around the country for sustainability as effective providers of child and family behavioral health services.


Founded with love in 1968 by Jack and Ruth Eckerd as “the first name in second chances,” our national nonprofit has served nearly 150,000 children and families. Each child and family has an amazing story and we want to share these untold stories of second chances to inspire every family struggling and every partner making a difference.


The third time Bethanne lost custody of her children was shortly after her husband overdosed in a drug hotel. She almost immediately sought drugs to help her cope with the pain of telling her children they were fatherless.

Through the help of Eckerd Kids and partner agencies, Bethanne worked through her case plan to overcome her substance use, enhance her parenting skills, improve her earning ability and stabilize her life. On the one year anniversary of her husband’s death, she was reunified with her children. It was a profoundly proud, yet poignant moment for her.