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Give a Foster Child a Smile this Holiday Season!

During the holidays each year, our hope is to give the children and young adults we help a way to feel like other kids their age. They add items to an Amazon Wish list  – for many of them this is the first time they’ve been asked what they want for the holidays. All items are shipped straight to our office. Our elves will wrap them and put them under the tree letting our youth know someone took the time to make sure they open exactly what they wanted. Please purchase a gift by Friday, December 10th to ensure holiday delivery!




The mission of CHRIS 180 (formerly CHRIS Kids) is to heal children, strengthen families, and build community through mental health counseling, training, providing safe housing, and real-world skill building. In 2016, we changed our name to CHRIS 180 to more accurately reflect that our clients include individuals of all ages and to focus on our transformational role with those we serve.


CHRIS 180 saves, serves, and protects children, young adults, and families who have experienced trauma to help them change the direction of their lives. CHRIS 180’s award-winning leadership and programs have transformed more than 60,000 lives and we are an acknowledged pioneer among mental health, child advocacy, and family welfare providers.

We believe that potential is a right, not a privilege and we are dedicated to the children, young adults, and families we serve to unlock their potential happiness, health and success despite challenging circumstances, often beyond their control.


CHRIS 180 Featured as Agency of the Month by United Way Regional Commission on Homelessness

CHRIS 180 is proud to be selected as the November Agency of the Month by United Way, in conjunction with National Homeless Youth Awareness Month highlighting our programs and resources provided to Atlanta’s homeless youth. Please check out our featured videos:

Agency Introduction video featuring our President & CEO Kathy Colbenson

Homeless 2 Hopeful featuring our Peer Support Specialist Taylor Dorsey

Innovation Celebration featuring our TransitionZ at Summit Trail Program Manager Alfred Garner

Witness our name change here: