CHRIS Kids (Atlanta, GA)


  • Name:Ms. Beth Keller
  • Title:Director of Development

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:CHRIS Kids
  • Address:1017 Fayetteville Rd.
    Suite B
    Atlanta, GA 30316
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:404-486-9034

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  • Mission:
  • CHRIS Kids mission for the last 33 years has been to heal children, strengthen families, and build community.

  • Overview:
  • CHRIS Kids (CK) was established in 1981 as collaboration between the Junior League of Atlanta and the Menninger Foundation to bridge gaps in services for children in foster care who required mental health treatment, but did not need institutionalization or hospitalization. Since then, CK has helped over 30,000 people and become the southeast’s premiere mental health, child welfare, and family service organization. A trauma-informed organization and sector leader, CHRIS Kids provides a high quality, trauma-informed, integrated Family of Services that includes counseling, services and supports designed to promote healing and recovery. Last year, we served 3,266 individuals through our programs:

    The JourneyZ Program for abused and neglected children with severe emotional and behavioral problems who are in foster care or other state systems delivered residential services for 117 children in eight, six-bed Group Homes located in neighborhoods in the community. 100% of children demonstrated improvement in life skills, participated in volunteer activities, and received over 10,000 hours of enrichment activities.

    In 2013, three TransitionZ Programs provided an individualized array of housing, counseling, case management, life skills, job coaching and supportive services to 187 youth, ages 16 - 24, with behavioral health issues that they needed to help them achieve self-sufficiency.
    • TransitionZ at Summit Trail Apartments provided supportive housing, individualized counseling and life coaching services utilizing a trauma-informed, evidence-supported Transition to Independence Process
    (TIP) model for 61 young people with a mental health diagnosis, ages 17-24, who were aging out of foster care or who were homeless, including parents with 18 children ages five or younger. 87% of young people were working and/or in school and 87% maintained employment for 90 days or longer.
    • In partnership with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, the
    CHRIS Clubhouse opened in 2012 providing youth living in the community, ages 16-21 with a behavioral health diagnosis, a safe place to gather while learning the skills necessary to transition successfully into adulthood. 90% of all activities were youth directed and 98% of youth had no new legal involvement.
    • Using the evidence-supported Transition to Independence Process (TIP) model, aftercare services were implemented in late 2012. During 2013, 33 young adults, ages 18 – 24 with a behavioral health diagnosis, were provided individualized counseling and life coaching which assisted them in living in the community-at-large resulting in 100% being safely housed and 91% employed and/or in an educational program.

    The CHRIS Counseling Center provided mental health and substance abuse counseling to children, youth, adults and their families through clinic and in-community services. Therapists with specialized training in trauma utilize evidence-based practices to help clients face, recover and heal from past sexual abuse, physical abuse and/or other traumatic events and develop the skills needed for resiliency and recovery. During 2013, 24,390 therapy sessions were provided to 1,552 individuals. 90% of consumers indicated satisfaction with counseling services and 100% of families reported improvement in family functioning and feeling less stress within the family.

    CHRIS Adoption Services began in 2012 with the acquisition of a small adoption agency. CHRIS Kids developed a Trauma-Informed Care Adoption Model (TIFCAM©) whose goal is to reduce and eliminate failed adoptions for children in foster care. This program focuses on the adoption of hard to place children and sibling groups who are in foster care (ages 9-17). During 2013, 51 individuals were served. Fourteen children were placed in adoptive homes, including two sibling groups of three, two sibling groups of two and four individual children. Of these, 12 adoptions were finalized by the end of 2013 and 9 children were in the matching process with prospective families. Of these nine children, four represent a sibling group living in the CHRIS Gateway to Adoption home, a component of the new Trauma-Informed Adoption Model.

    The CHRIS Training Institute provided professional, clinical, child welfare and prevention training to 3,358 individuals (CK staff & external orgs) in 2013. 75% of trainings were trauma specific and 14% were focused on the prevention of child sexual abuse.

  • History:
  • CHRIS Kids (CK) was established in 1981 as collaboration between the Junior League of Atlanta and the Menninger Foundation to bridge gaps in foster care services for children who required mental health treatment, but did not need institutionalization or hospitalization. Since then, CK has helped over 30,000 people and become the southeast’s premiere mental health, child welfare, and family service organization. We operate: eight group homes for children in state custody who have severe emotional and behavioral disorders; Georgia’s first independent living program providing housing and supportive services for single and parenting youth, ages 17-24, who are aging out of foster care and/or who are homeless; a training institute provides training to CK staff and outside agencies; a counseling center which provides mental health and supportive services to the community-at-large and children/youth in our residential programs; and adoption services provides support before, during, and after the adoption process to children and families. A mission/value driven organization, CHRIS Kids is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Families and is the two time (1998 & 2011) winner of the Managing for Excellence Award from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.

  • Year established:1981
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:29
  • Advisory board size:34
  • Staff size:200


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:58-1430183

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:581430183
  • Organization Name:CHRIS 180 INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:1017 FAYETTEVILLE ROAD SUITE B
  • Organization City:ATLANTA
  • Organization State:GA
  • Organization Zip:30316-2932
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:March, 1982
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):326, 349
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Care and housing of children (orphanage, etc), Other youth organization or activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:P73Z
  • Asset Amount:$16,919,415
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$17,345,469
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$17,129,163
  • Last Updated:2/17/2018 5:29:56 pm

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