The Mission

To advance the goals of permanency, stability and substantial justice for children involved in child welfare cases utilizing trained, competent attorneys supported by a multidisciplinary team.

The Vision

We envision a Chatham County where every young person and family is met by their community and institutions with trust and compassion. Where they are emotionally and physically safe and where they have easy access to responsive resources they need to heal and thrive. So that they develop, the radical hope and power needed to navigate and overcome inequitable systems with knowledge, guidance, and support.

16,000 Children

16,000 children will experience foster care this year in Georgia. On any given day, there are more than 300 children in foster care in Chatham County

Help Stop Child Trafficking

Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia (CACGA) CSEC Response Team began operating a new 24/7 trafficking hotline number: 1-866-END-HTGA.

Onsite Diaper Bank

Due to a partnership with Shelter From the Rain, we are able to offer our families resources from the “Baby Bundles Diaper Bank.”

Onsite Clothing Closet

We are able to provide families with clothing and school uniforms through our onsite “Katrina Woodley Clothing Closet.”

Onsite Food and Hygiene Pantry

Through our partnership with P.A.C.K we are able to provide robust hygiene and food packs for families in need.


Here’s what some of our clients have to say

The feeling of exhaustion has turned to a feeling of “THANK GOD,” because of the actions, the listening (to my daughter and myself) and the resources I received for Kesha’s anxiety. The Front Porch is in my life because I chose to allow myself to be helped by an organization that has impacted me in as little as about two weeks!

Front Porch Parent

Madison is my 5 year old daughter that was having behavioral health concerns in school. We were referred to the Front Porch by her school counselor. We had a meeting with Ms. Ritzert who followed us through our journey to get Madison a therapist to fit her needs. Ms. Ritzert went above and beyond as well as listened to all our concerns which helped us to get to the root of the problem at school. Madison is now successfully seeing a therapist, she has had a class change at school and she is fully succeeding in school, even a candidate for the gifted program. None of this would have been possible without the guidance of Ms. Ritzert and the resources The Front Porch provides. I don't know where we would've been at this point in the school year without this amazing facility.”

Front Porch Parent

The Front Porch was generous with their help in a time it was needed. It helped Sasha by adding her into different activities which she needed. We appreciate the people, they were very kind and understanding.

Front Porch Parent

From the blog

Here are some recent news and events. To view more, check our blog

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Published 07/18/2022

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, can be more easily reached by calling or texting 988, or chatting on

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Welfare of Households with Children

Published 07/12/2022

The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have been widespread and disproportionately affected vulnerable segments of the population, including children and their families.

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Free/Reduced Meal Applications for SCCPSS Students

Published 06/28/2022

SCCPSS Urges Parents to Fill Out Meal Application Form Before the Start of School as Federal Waivers Expire

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Connections Matter

Published 06/03/2022

From the GA OCA April 2020 Newletter : The Connections Matter Georgia® statewide initiative is focused on raising awareness and providing a community-based prevention response

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