Give Atlanta 2018 Nonprofits

Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers

Established in 1924, our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where severely abused and neglected children and teenagers from metro Atlanta and across Georgia can thrive and heal toward a goal of re-engaging with society and leading productive lives.

Core programs include residential care, transitional living, specialized foster care, and community services for children and families.

Residential services are offered on a 160-acre campus and support children ages 12 and older needing intensive treatment due to abuse and neglect. Children receive room and board, clinical and recreation therapy, education, medication management, case management, nursing care, social skills training, and can participate in a GED and/or work program.

Specialized foster care provides family placements with high-level clinical support for children removed from parental custody due to abuse and neglect. Placements are often a step-down from residential care, allowing residents to reintegrate into the community.

To find out how you can support Murphy-Harpst, please visit If you’re interested in volunteer opportunities, please visit

For more information, please contact President and CEO M. Scott Merritt or Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer Brian P. Scales at


740 Fletcher Street
Cedartown, GA 30125

50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 1620
Atlanta, GA 30303