Why We Exist
Today’s youth are on the threshold of unprecedented risk. The future of our country depends upon the condition of our children and the quality and strength of their families. Many children in our country are deprived of strong families, quality care, support, life-skill training, and proper guidance.
Many children are constantly subjected to abuse, neglect, and abandonment. Our system of intervention must be strong and consistent to ensure a safe and productive future for these children.
Positive Growth, Inc. primary goal is to keep families safely at home together; in some instances this simply isn’t possible. Occasionally, for a period of time, a child/youth may benefit from out-of-home placement. When this need occurs, our focus is to create an individualized program to work with the child/youth and his family, with the goal of returning the child/youth home and/or to an approved home as quickly and safely as possible. As in all of our programs, we are committed to working with families as full partners, including them in developing goals and plans, while offering therapy and family-strengthening services.
The rate of child abuse, neglect and teen delinquency in Georgia has risen and the need for quality foster homes and/or residential child care homes for children and youth are at a demand. In early 1998, PGI expanded its services to better serve troubled and homeless males ages six to twenty-one through a structured, nurturing environment they could call home. This decision was fueled by a sincere passion to help our youth succeed.
Positive Growth residential out-of-home care program, a medium size campus; located in the heart of Clarkston, Georgia, just 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta. Potential children and youth are referred to us through our partnership with the Department of Family and Children Services (DFACS), Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and Local Juvenile Court System. Most of our children and youth are from low and Moderate Income Families.
What Will We Do
We are dedicated to helping our children and youth reach their greatest potential. Our emphasis is on providing quality care and love. Our children and youth have an opportunity to experience a stable foundation on which to build a wholesome and healthy life.
The overall aim of Positive Growth’s residential out-of-home care program is safety, well-being, and reunification and to help youth become effective managers of their lives, prevent the escalation and continuation of delinquent behavior, and reduce recidivism.
Referral & Admission Process
A professional intake team reviews all referrals to determine the appropriateness of placement at Positive Growth Boys Home. The review process is designed to identify youth who can be adequately serviced by our program and who meet the admissions criteria.
Positive Growth accepts residents between the ages of six to twenty-one, is a Georgia resident, or has consent from Georgia’s Department of Family and Children Services, Georgia’s Department of Juvenile Justice and Georgia Juvenile State Courts.