Wellspring Living Partners with Chastain Horse Park
Therapeutic horse lessons help survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation take the reins. Since 2019, Wellspring Living's Women’s Residential Program has partnered with fellow nonprofit Chastain Horse Park to offer therapeutic horseback riding lessons, called Equine Therapy.
Goshen Homes Celebrates 10 Reunifications
"The Goal" for children in foster care is successful reunification with their family of origin. Together Georgia Member Goshen Homes recently reunified 10 children with 4 families of origin.
Not only were all of these sibling groups placed together during their time in care (another key component of Goshen Homes' mission), they are leaving foster care returning to healthy families!
Georgia HOPE Provides Summer Fun Through Therapeutic Play with Camp HOPE
Each summer Georgia HOPE hosts summer camps in Northwest Georgia called Camp HOPE. Camp HOPE is a week long camp filled with therapeutic activities for elementary and middle-school age children. The Camp HOPE 2021 theme was "Heroes for HOPE" and the children enjoyed channeling their inner super heroes all week!
Murphy-Harpst Residents Attend Girls’ Empowerment Camp
This summer, girls at Murphy-Harpst Children's Centers had the unique and incredible opportunity to learn about branding and empowerment from Rachael Bozsik, a highly respected business coach, professional, and entrepreneur. The week-long camp included guest speakers like Michaela Mucha, a graphic designer for Disney, and Faith Jones, author and Netflix star who Zoomed in to talk about topics like self-care, goal setting, effective communication, and support for each other. The participants concluded the week by opening a pop-up store on campus to sell jewelry they had made.
CHRIS 180 Graduate Takes Another Step Forward
CHRIS 180 recently celebrated the graduation of one of their youth, Levi! This determined young man graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Masters in Social Work and a minor in Criminal Justice from the Andrew Young School of Public Policy at Georgia State....
Devereux Celebrates Joann and Bobby Jackson's 20 Years of Fostering
Joann and Bobby Jackson, Woodstock residents, have been foster parents with Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health of Georgia (Devereux) since April 17, 2001, and have fostered over 40 youth in their home. The Jackson’s have fostered some of Devereux’s most challenging and at-risk youth with many children remaining in their home for as long as nine years or until aging out of the system.
Twin Cedars Celebrates The Crawfords
Twin Cedars foster parents Nate and Allie Crawford spent several years fostering children, but always wanted a baby. Eight months after the birth of their biological daughter, they got the call about an infant boy who needed a home. When they said yes, their lives changed forever....
Advocates for Children
The Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter has been fortunate to experience a few success stories within the past year. A sibling group of two that had been at the shelter for over a year, survived traumas at a young age with their biological family, and re-entered care after a failed adoption were finally united with their forever family. They were ...
Shane (fictive name) is a young man who grew up in the foster care system and has experienced many placements. Fortunately, once he was placed with Inspiritus, we were able to provide the stability he needed. Over the last four (4) years, Shane has thrived due to the care of his loving foster mother who nurtured, cared for, and ushered him into adulthood. What’s so special about this story is that Shane is autistic, has cerebral palsy, and functions on an adolescent level. As Shane reached the age of 21...
Syria and Jarrie
Syria and her son, Jarrie, are involved in The Methodist Home’s parenting teen program. Syria is learning healthy parenting techniques that will break generational patterns of trauma and cultivate a safe family environment!