Beech Acres Parenting Center

At Beech Acres Parenting Center, we uncover the natural gifts of children by unleashing the power of parents and caregivers. We aim to inspire and equip today’s parents, families and communities to raise capable, caring and contributing children. We envision a world where all children are nurtured to discover, cultivate and apply their natural gifts.

Founded in 1849 as an orphanage, Beech Acres Parenting Center continuously innovates in response to the rapidly changing needs of children, parents and families. Beech Acres partners with schools, pediatricians and many other community providers to ensure a comprehensive approach to supporting parents and families. All of our programs are founded in our Natural Strength Parenting™ framework which enables parents to unlock their own potential by building on their unique strengths. 

President/CEO Jim Mason

President/CEO Jim Mason

Year Founded: 1849
Who We Serve: 20,000 children and families
What We Do: 

  • Early learning and early childhood

  • Adoption with pre- and post-support

  • Foster care and kinship care

  • Behavioral health

  • Parent, caregiver and kinship support

  • School-based programs