Positive Growth, Inc.

Positive Growth Inc. strives to be a premier residential and community-based mental health service agency serving the state of Georgia. We are dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth, adults, and families during difficult life transitions by providing comprehensive residential and community-based treatment services. Our goals are to provide high quality and culturally competent services that are individualized and built on strengths and to empower and support the people we serve to live self -determined, productive and valued lives within our community.

Positive Growth, Inc. (PGI), accredited by the National Council on Accreditation (COA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1994, providing consultation to residential treatment facilities in the Metro Atlanta area. In October 1997, PGI was licensed by DHR, as a child care facility to provide a safe, clean and nurturing home-like environment for troubled and homeless adolescent males between the ages of 6 and 21. In 2007, PGI initiated its Community Based Family Service Program through Positive Growth Intervention and Education Center to provide integrated child-focused and family-centered services throughout the Metro Atlanta Area. In 2012, PGI initiated its Transitional Living Homeless Program for male’s ages 18-24 who have either aged out of foster-care system or experienced homelessness due to employment, education, financial, physical, mental and emotional restraints. In 2014, PGI Education Center was licensed by the State of Georgia Bright from the Start as an Early Care Learning Center. In, 2015, PGI opened its Multicultural Services Center to provide multilingual and culturally sensitive mental health, social, and educational services to immigrants and refugee children, youth, adults and families in more than (20) languages from various ethnic and linguistic minority groups.

Our mission is strengthen the lives of children, youth, adults and families during difficult life transitions.

Our purpose is to nurture our clients by providing access and support through a host of programs that concentrate on mental health and substance abuse, residential care, education, and multicultural services. We invest in the holistic development of our clients so that they are always able to THINK POSITIVE.

We help people with mental illness, substance abuse disorder, emotional, abuse, trauma, behavioral, and developmental needs to live productive, healthy and valued lives within our community through treatment and support services.


We Strive to be the premier residential and community-based family service program throughout the state of Georgia. Our Core Values are Accountability, Compassion, Excellence Integrity, Respect, Spirituality and Teamwork.

We believe that every person is a child of God and deserving of RESPECT. We will strive to recruit and retain COMPETENT individuals into the organization with a passion for our mission. We value all resources that we have been blessed with and will utilize them to maximum efficiency. We believe in providing leadership through serving our community.  Every action that we take will be viewed through the prism of how it betters the lives of the people we have been charged with serving.  We believe that we cannot expect to develop integrity within our clients without first exhibiting integrity within ourselves…

  • We believe in supporting staff member’s happiness and excellence.
  • We strive to enable the restoration of families and the empowerment of individuals to take control of their lives.
  • We value diversity and foster an open, trusting and inclusive environment.
  • We believe more can be accomplished through collaboration of staff, supporters and the community working together.
  • We believe in being ethical and honest, inspiring trust through our words and actions.

Our Goals are to provide 1) high quality and culturally competent services that are individualized, family oriented and built on strengths; 2) services that are driven by the needs and preferences of the child and family, and address these needs through a strength-based approach; 3) services that are integrated, with linkages between child-serving agencies and programs and mechanisms for planning, developing and coordinating services; 4) services that are culturally competent with agencies, programs and 5) services that are responsive to the cultural, racial, and ethnic differences of the populations they serve.

We understand that healthy families are the cornerstone to building a strong community and believe in the importance of working within our community and recognizing the unique strengths of families. Licensed, certified and trained professionals implement intervention and prevention programs designed to strengthen families and provide safe, stable home environments.



Residential Care Program

4036 E. Ponce De Leon Ave.
Clarkston GA 30021
404-292-6420 – Office
404-292-2041 – Fax

Intervention & Education Center

945 N. Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston GA 30021
404-298-9005 – Office
404-298-0046 – Fax

Multicultural Services

3155 E. Ponce DeLeon Ave
Bldg A
Scottdale, GA 30079
678-973-2005 – Office
678-973-2534 – Fax


If you want the support, the support is definitely here”

A. Green

Before this program I lacked knowledge, Positive Growth has given me great knowledge. I appreciate so much to be given so great knowledge and time. . . until I get my GED.

A D-S Refugee

In the past, I have been counseled by other therapists. My therapist at Positive Growth Intervention Center is the first counselor who exemplified the type of effective counseling that I needed. They emulated a balance between being professional and personable. The therapist was compassionate and open-minded. They balanced humor with expertise in manner that is easy to receive. Their methods were not only effective but refreshing”. I am so grateful for the opportunity to receive family and individual counseling at Positive Growth Intervention Center. The Therapists are passionate, dedicated and committed to their work in the community. In addition, their willingness to go above and beyond to serve their clients is genuine and greatly appreciated


Thank you for all you did to improve my son’s life while he was at your residential care program. You gave him a place filled with guidance and support to help him work through the things we couldn’t resolve at home. I thanked his judge for sending him to you. I thank God for you all.

Mother of C.D

The service is good here, the after school even has transportation to bring my child home! My son likes it he says ‘I learn about being healthy and not bullying I can play more.’ We came to America for him to get a better education–he gets that at Positive Growth.

B.M. Parent

Thank you to the staff at Positive Growth for helping me become the man I am today.”

Former Boys Home Residence