Terry Tucker, a prominent voice in Atlanta’s nonprofit and for-profit worlds, has been named CEO of Families First. Tucker, 42,...
For the last 127 years, Families First has been providing empowering solutions for Atlanta’s most vulnerable population by connecting, strengthening, and sustaining families. In 1890, Families First started as an orphanage on the Westside of the city. Then in 1937, we went on to become the first licensed adoption agency in the state of Georgia. In 1964, we opened the first group home for troubled teens in the state, and in 1989 we developed a curriculum that more than 200 communities across the country use to help divorcing parents learn how to co-parent their children.
Because of the support from people like you, young people like Mazin, Aysha, and Monzy, are able to receive continued, holistic support from Families First.
Learn more about these inspiring young people and how they thrive from support like you and the dedicated staff here at Families First. We hope their stories will inspire you to help lift families like theirs up!
Thanks to our community partnership with Aetna – and their support through grants and sponsorships for various programming, which help at-risk families achieve their health goals – we’re able to share the story of our Shelter-A-Family resident, Aysha, and how she’s learning to be a healthier and better mom for her son.
See how Aetna is showcasing how people and organizations are joining together to help their communities live healthier lives here.
#GivingTuesday is a week away! Join us after the Black Friday and Cyber Monday frenzies are over and donate to...
We’re heading into the weekend with 39 families who still need to be adopted to receive a warm meal this...
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WHAT WE DO
Everything we do is about strengthening families so they are better positioned to achieve their aspirations for family stability and long-term economic security. We support the families, communities, and caregivers that surround children to set them on a pathway towards success.
MISSION & VALUES
Our mission is to ensure the success of children in jeopardy by empowering families. We believe that we have the awesome responsibility to be a beacon of light to the community in which we live. We exist to create thriving, self-sufficient families who will in turn, create communities across the state of Georgia that share a collective commitment and responsibility to the success of its children.
Families First relies on volunteers, corporations and organizations to provide support that directly serve our clients’ needs. Our goal is to provide the most rewarding partnership experience by matching your interests, abilities and talents with the needs of the families we serve.
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We are always looking for groups ready to jump in or plan an event or project!