50+ years of transforming lives

Christian City was established in 1965 as a refuge for children in need of a loving home. A group of concerned citizens from area Christian Churches came together to build the first cottage for children on 50 acres donated by Dr. Bryon and Rose Marie Harper. More than five decades later, the campus has expanded in size and scope. In addition to providing family-style homes for children and families in crisis, a 24/7 Safe Place program for runaway and homeless youth, the Thrive transitional program for high school graduates, and the new Crossroads foster care & adoption program have been added. In addition to caring for children, the now 500-acre campus also offers vibrant affordable retirement living and health care services for nearly 1,000 senior adult residents.

Congratulations to Christian City’s Graduating High School Seniors

We seek to meet their needs through four distinct programs:


Children’s Village Residential Program

Children’s Village is built on the Biblical foundation of family. Christian City Children’s Village supports this model of care with children and house parents living together as a family unit.  Each child is given unique opportunities to develop as an individual and as an interdependent family member.



Crossroads Foster Care & Adoption Program

Crossroads assists families in the metro Atlanta area who would like to foster or adopt. We provide each foster and adoptive family with specialized care and attention to ensure adequate training and support.



Safe Place Program

Children’s Village has partnered with 26 QuickTrip Gas Stations in the metro-Atlanta area and the Union City Fire Department as designated Safe Place locations.  As endangered youth enter the designated Safe Place locations and ask for help, trained staff members connect the endangered youth to The Children’s Village for proper assistance.



Graduate Transition Program

The Graduate Transition Program (GTP) is designed for young adults who have completed their high school education or equivalent while in our care—whether residing on or off campus. This program includes financial aid and supervision in career and life decisions.