About the Organization
The Chambliss Center for Children is a local non-profit organization that has been in the community for more than 144 years, caring for children 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. The organization has two main programs. The first is an early childhood education and child care center that charges parents according to their income, allowing many low-income single parents to work or attend school. Since the program is open all day and night, weekends, and holidays, many parents are able to hold down jobs with odd hours so that they can support their families. The focus is not only on allowing parents to work, but also on educating the child. Chambliss Center for Children holds the highest rating for child care centers, Three Stars, and works hard to ensure that every child is given the tools, love, and encouragement to succeed in school and in life.
Chambliss Center for Children also operates the region’s only group home for children in State custody. Children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, abandonment, neglect, or have come through the Juvenile Court system are cared for in the group home or in our many foster homes. The children remain in custody until they can be placed back with the biological family or until an adoptive placement is found. The goal of this program is to help the children deal with the past trauma in their lives while finding a permanent, loving home for them.
In addition to these two on-site programs, the organization also operates a network of fourteen off-site centers and classrooms throughout the city. This includes providing childcare to teachers in nine Hamilton County Schools and operating five stand-alone child care centers, serving over 700 children per day.
To find out more, visit the organization's website, at www.chamblisscenter.org.