Our mission is to provide a safe, loving, Christian environment for children needing long-term support apart from their families, where each child is given the opportunity to reach their full potential in their personal, emotional, and spiritual life.
Founding Date and General Profile of Service
Founded in 1966, Calvary Children’s Home’s program is uniquely designed to provide a better future for children needing long-term support apart from their families. Many factors can lead to such a need: tragic life events; changes in family structure or custody; behavioral, academic, or judicial issues within their family; and/or lack of a support network.
For over 55 years, Calvary Children’s Home has provided a safe, caring environment for over 400 children needing support for the challenges facing them due to the brokenness of their family. Our goal is to encourage them to face the hurts of the past and look confidently to the future with its possibilities and potential opened to them while at Calvary.
The children of Calvary reside in three cottages located on a beautiful, fifteen- acre campus, where each child is given the personal time, encouragement, and guidance to confidently face the issues that brought them to our Home. On our campus we provide approximately 32,400 meals per year for our children and a thoughtful Individual Plan of Care for each child consisting of:
From our beginning, most of our children have come from within the State of Georgia. Occasionally, we receive a call regarding a child living out of state but with some family connection in our general area who knows of us and asks if we will help their family. However, recently our children have primarily come from the greater Atlanta area.
Over the past three years Calvary has averaged 25 residents in our long-term Traditional Care Program and approximate 5-6 residents in our Transitional Program. For 55 years each child in our care has had a custom plan of care that is followed by our Houseparents and Program Director. Calvary has served over 400 children since our founding in 1966. Over the last three years our staff has been responsible for implementing the custom plan of care for each child in their care-making adjustments where necessary-while focusing on the long-term emotional, physical, and spiritual health of each child. Custom plans of care include Residential Care, Social Services, Spiritual Development, Educational Opportunities, Counseling Services, Medical Services and Recreational Activities (scholastic, community, etc.) Calvary has also been responsible for providing 82,125 meals to our children over the last three years.
Over the last three years our plan of care has produced multiple high school graduates, allowed four residents to enter college, one resident enrolled in FAA mechanics program, one Marine, one in the United States Navy and one of our youngest to ever enter the care of the Home graduate college, marry, have a child of her own and become a Child Safety Investigator for DFACs in Jacksonville, FL. We are pleased to add that during the pandemic we were able to add two more children into our long-term care program.
Calvary’s focus on long-term care and the low turnover of the children in our care and staff has resulted in measurable improvement, stability and growth in their emotional development, spiritual development, academic performance, community involvement and personal relationships in accordance with the custom plan of care being implemented daily with each child.
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