Great Heights Foster Care, Inc. is a licensed Child Placement Agency (CPA) and established 501(c)(3) non-profit in the State of Georgia. Great Heights is contracted with the state to provide services to children and youth (ages 0-21) in foster care who, for one reason or another, cannot safely remain in their primary caregiver’s home. We evaluate and train individuals and couples interested in being approved as foster parents and commit to work in the best interest of the child and ensure their safety, permanency, and well-being. Fundraising, community outreach, and awareness efforts are also a part of Great Heights' mission to send children into the world ready to soar
The Child Welfare Information Gateway defines foster care as
"a temporary service provided by states for children who cannot live with their families."
Great Heights is invested in welcoming, training, and approving foster parents to care for children and youth in the custody of the state, ages 0-21, with various needs and backgrounds. Great Heights seeks to support foster parents in a warm and loving environment created with integrity, ethics and a knowledge of the system and child development.
The primary goal during foster care is almost always to have a child or youth reunited with family members; however, the reality is that sometimes this is not possible. Adoption from foster care becomes the focus of a child or youth's case when it is determined that they can no longer be safely reunited with family, despite the best efforts of all involved.
In such cases Great Heights can aid in the facilitation of the adoption process.
A Home Study is an extensive evaluation of the applicant(s) and their home; it is a required part of the process to becoming a foster or adoptive parent. Great Heights completes Home Studies for Great Heights applicants at no cost. Great Heights also provides Home Study services to outside individuals at a predetermined fee.
Please contact us for more information.
Great Heights offers IMPACT, the 24-hour training program required for applicants to be approved as foster or adoptive parents, by certified IMPACT trainers. IMPACT is an acronym for Initial Interest, Mutual Selection, Pre-Service Training, Assessment, Continuing Development, and Teamwork and is designed to provide education on how to best care for a child in foster care.
Schedule the 1.5 hour Initial Orientation so you can learn more about fostering and Great Heights.
Take between a night and up to 60 days to consider if you want to move forward with the application process.
Request an application to complete and submit at your own pace.
Schedule home visits.
*There are a minimum of three visits in your home, including a safety review.
Complete paperwork and screenings.
The following screenings are completed:
Child Abuse/CPS History
Criminal Record History
Department of Corrections
Board of Pardons and Parole
Sex Offender Registry
A letter is issued notifying you of your approval status.
Now that you are approved you are ready to welcome children into your home!
If you would like to make a gift online, click the donate button below to be directed to our secure online giving page; if you prefer, you can make a check payable to "Great Heights Foster Care, Inc." and mail it to:
Great Heights Foster Care, Inc.
3340 Peachtree Rd.
Building 100 • Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30326
If you or your company is interested in learning more about making a goods donation, we are always grateful for items that will benefit foster children and families. Please go to the contact us section towards the bottom of the page
to get in contact with a staff member.
You can support Great Heights through Softgiving, a company working with non-profits for innovative fundraising, by donating a fixed amount of daily change or by making a one time donation. You can use different methods of payment and you can cancel at any time.
It is very easy and only takes a couple of minutes to enroll. Click on the Softgiving logo on the right to go directly to the enrollment page.
At no extra cost to you, you can also support Great Heights when you shop on Amazon.
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible amazonsmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. You can choose from thousands of organizations and we would love for you to consider putting us on your account (click the logo on the right to be directed to the Great Heights charity page).
*Since donations are made at no cost to you they are not eligible for tax deduction
Don't forget to check out our wish lists while you're there!
We are located at the address below. It is the Tower Place 100 building and you can find us on the 18th floor.
3340 Peachtree Road Atlanta, GA 30326
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Please give us a call ahead of time, as we may be in the field.
"Families are the compass that guide us.
They are the inspiration to reach great heights,
and our comfort when we occasionally falter."
If you have concern for the safety or well-being of a child in the State of Georgia
you can make a report to the CPS Centralized Communication Center at:
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