About Our Facilities
Charles Hall Youth and Family Services owns and operates three neighborhood-based homes for youth in foster care. The homes are located in single-family neighborhoods in the south-central, southeast, and north-central parts of Bismarck.
Hall Home, named after the Reverend Dr. Charles L. Hall, was built in the 1920s and was purchased by the agency in 1965. The original stained-glass windows, ornate fireplace, and fieldstone porch welcome our female youth who reside there. The historic Hall Home serves up to eight girls, ages 10-19.
Good Bird Home was purchased in the 1970s and today serves boys ages 10-19. The home was named in honor of Reverend Edward Good Bird, the first Native American Ft. Berthold resident to become an ordained minister of the Congregational faith. Good Bird Home has bedrooms and bathrooms on both the east and west ends of the house, as the original home was designed as a duplex, with the general living quarters nestled between.
Case Home, named in honor of missionaries Harold and Eva Case, is a rambler built on a corner lot in the 1950s and purchased by the agency in the 1980s to serve teenage girls. It has three bedrooms, a closet which was renovated to provide sink and mirror space in the adjacent hallway, and a large dining and living room area. The home’s side lot and green space are perfect for frequent games of volleyball or badminton, played by the girls during warmer summer months.
All homes have basement/lower levels where space serves recreational purposes, family gatherings, and laundry and storage.
“In the spring, a spot of ground was tilled by the front door for flowers. The residents opted to plant leafy ferns that come up annually. In the backyard, one lone sunflower seed was planted anonymously. The sunflower was one of our greatest teaching tools, as all the residents took turns watering it and nurturing it into maturity. . . . To everyone’s surprise, by the time it met maturity, it stood over five feet tall. Its bright smiling yellow face in the morning greeted youth when they sat down to breakfast and looked out the patio window. Residents and staff alike were in awe of its mighty splendor and the inspiration it seemed to evoke.”
— Former Case Home House Manager/Residential Care Manager