Eckerd Connects

184 Charlotte Highway, Asheville, North Carolina 28803
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Founded in 1968, Eckerd Connects is a pioneering youth services organization dedicated to helping kids succeed.
Our founders, Jack and Ruth Eckerd, envisioned a program to create healthy and successful alternatives to help children turn their lives around. What started as Florida’s first private boys’ wilderness therapy program quickly expanded to include the state’s first outdoor therapeutic program for girls in the southeastern United States.