The mission of Speedway Children’s Charities remains true to the ideals it was founded
upon in 1982; to care for children in educational, financial, social, and medical
need in order to help them lead productive lives. SCC provides funding for hundreds
of qualified and carefully chosen non-profit organizations that meet the direct need
of children. Our vision is that every child has the same opportunities no matter
what obstacle they are facing; Tools to build a better, brighter and healthy future.
The youth are served through crisis and stabilization services, ages 5 – 17, runaway,
homeless youth, or suffering from abuse, neglect, and abandonment as well as other
family issues. These services include emergency shelter, life skills training, comprehensive
child and family assessments, individual and group counseling, education, and are
open 24 hours 7 days a week.
To provide families with children in North Metro Atlanta in domestic or economic
crisis a healing environment to rebuild their lives through a transitional housing
program that promotes self-sufficiency at no cost.
Piedmont CASA – www.piedmontcasa.org
Piedmont CASA is the sole organization in the counties we serve that recruits, trains
and supervises community volunteers who are the voice for foster children in Juvenile
Court. CASA volunteers provide critical feedback and information to Judges overseeing
juvenile cases, and also provide a helping hand to foster children in their new foster
homes, at school, and in all areas of their lives. Whenever possible, CASA volunteers
work to return children to their homes when it’s safe and secure for them to do so.
A Friend’s House – www.afriendshouse.org/friends-house/
A Friend’s House is dedicated to meeting the emotional and physical needs of children
in crisis.Services such as counseling, medical treatment, academic assistance and
recreational opportunities are available for the children. In 2008, the Henry County
Department of Family and Children Services received 2,146 reports of child abuse,
neglect or abandonment.That averages 179 reports each month!statistics are heartbreaking
considering these numbers have more than doubled since 1998.
Kid Stuff exists for the passion and purpose of bringing love and laughter into the
lives of children whose young lives have been affected by strife, poverty, or disease.
They seek to raise the awareness of children’s needs, by locating opportunities
for KidStuff assistance and to positively affect the lives of these children and
Haven House – www.henryhavenhouse.org
All Services provided at no cost for any victim of family violence and has an 18
bed safety shelter. These services include a 24 hour crisis line, legal advocacy,
case management, safety planning, COPE (A one on one program for children in domestic
violence situations), professional counseling, resettlement, plus follow up services.
Since its founding in 1925, the VFW National Home for Children has grown from an
old frame farm house to a sprawling campus with playgrounds, park areas, and multiple
buildings, including single-family homes, a community center and gymnasium, child
care center, guest lodge, chapel and administrative offices.
The National Home’s services have also evolved to meet the changing needs of America’s
military and veterans’ families. Through our Helpline and our on-campus programs,
we are able to help families and children through times of crisis, both here on our
beautiful campus and in their own communities nationwide.