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SERVICES FOR YOUTH (RUNAWAY, GRIEF COUNSELING, SHELTER)

StandUp for Kids, a national organization headquartered here in Atlanta, whose goal is to end the cycle of youth homelessness and which uses volunteers to find and help homeless youth. (http://www.standupforkids.org/).  StandUp For Kids, 83 Walton Street, Suite 100, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, 800.365.4KID.  Kelly Fields is the director.

CHRIS Kids - http://www.chriskids.org/home-page In 1981, the Atlanta Junior League, in collaboration with the Menninger Foundation, established CHARLEE (Children Have All Rights-Legal, Educational, Emotional) to serve abused and neglected youth in the metro Atlanta. The agency began with three group homes to serve children in foster care with mental health and other therapeutic needs. Later, the name changed to CHRIS Homes and eventually became what it is today, CHRIS Kids. The name is an acronym that represents our core values, Creativity, Honor, Respect, Integrity and Safety. Programs and collaborative partnerships were created to fill gaps and, often, introduced new approaches in Georgia. CHRIS Kids has a proven track record of innovation and leading change in our community. While programs and services have changed, our mission has not. Our mission for the last three decades is to heal children, strengthen families and build community.CEO, HR and other senior staff members: http://www.chriskids.org/about-chris-kids/leadership-staff/senior-leadership-

CHRIS Kids Main Office
1017 Fayetteville Road, Suite B
Atlanta, Georgia 30316
Phone: 404-486-9034
 
CHRIS Counseling Center
1017 Fayetteville Road, Suite A
Atlanta, Georgia 30316
Phone: 404-324-4190
 
Covenant House - http://www.covenanthousega.org/index In 2000, Covenant House Georgia opened its doors to provide shelter and services to Atlanta’s homeless and runaway youth. For over a decade, we have dedicated ourselves to helping young people suffering from homelessness, sexual exploitation, involved in drug-dealing, theft and other anti-social activities.  Covenant House of Georgia, 404-589-0163, 2488 Lakewood Ave., SW Atlanta, GA 30315.  Allison Ashe, Executive Director, AAshe@CovenantHouse.org.
 
Kate’s Club, http://katesclub.org/, a non-profit organization that empowers children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. By creating friendships with kids and young adults that share the experience, Kate’s Club guides children through their grief journey in a comfortable, safe, and uplifting setting.  Debra Brook, Program and Volunteer Manager & Director, Camp Good Mourning, debra@katesclub.org.  Kate’s Club,  1330 West Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 520.  Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 347-7619.
 
Rainbow House, http://www.rainbowhouseinc.org/, family resource center was founded in 1988 by a group of concerned community members to provide temporary shelter for children referred to the Department of Family and Children Services, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service. As the need for such an agency grew, the shelter added a teen wing, administrative offices, a family visitation room, and a conference room. The program is licensed by the Office of Regulatory Services to accommodate 22 children and adolescents, including two infants. Currently, the shelter averages 15 children daily with an average length of stay of approximately 30-90 days. Office Phone: (770) 478-6905
   

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