Transformations By Atlanta Angels Inc

Not everyone is called to foster or adopt, but everyone can make a difference in the lives of children and families in the foster care community.

aka Atlanta Angels   |   Atlanta, GA   |  https://www.atlantaangels.org/
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Mission

Atlanta Angels walks alongside children, youth, and families in the foster care community through intentional giving, relationship building, and mentorship.

Founding Year info

N/A

Executive Director

Christie Simons

Main address

1072 W Peachtree St NW Unit 7021

Atlanta, GA 30357 USA

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EIN

85-2051575

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We seek to change the experience of those in the foster care community. Currently, over 50% of foster families close their homes due to feeling overwhelmed and under-supported, which leads to decreased placement stability for children in care. The outcomes for youth who age out of foster care are bleak: 50% will not graduate from high school, 97% will not make it to college, and only 50% will be employed by age 24. We also know that currently, over 50% of our prison population, 75% of the prison population, and 90% of sex-trafficked individuals spent time in foster care.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Love Box Program

The Love Box program provides fostering families (caregivers, children in foster care, and biological/adopted children) with community and holistic support. This wrap-around support enables caregivers to continue to do the important and meaningful work of being foster parents. As a Love Box group, you will be matched with a local foster family based on location, compatibility, and scope of needs. When our families are matched with committed volunteers who show up monthly, parents feel supported and children gain a greater sense of normalcy, relational permanency, and self confidence.

Volunteers seek to build relationships with their family by spending quality time with the whole family: playing games, sharing a meal, and being intentional. They can also create and deliver personal care packages based on current practical needs. We tell our volunteers to think of themselves as the fun “auntie” and “uncle” who visits once a month to bring love, encouragement, and hope. This program requires a one year commitment, but the connections and impact last a lifetime.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Foster and adoptive children
Orphans
Transitioning children
Foster and adoptive parents

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Atlanta Angels seeks to increase placement stability and heal trauma children and youth in foster care have experienced through the evidence-based TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) model utilizing consistent and healthy relationships.

Our Love Box program’s goal is to provide intentional giving and relationship building for foster families and children, which increases normalcy so that: 1) The child in care can find healing; 2) Foster families are supported and have placement stability; and 3) Our community can support children in foster care and their caretakers.

Additionally, we plan to change these bleak outcomes mentioned for adults who experienced foster care in their youth by pouring into adolescents at-risk of aging out or who have aged out with a proven program that helps them to become more successful, by providing them with a healthy adult who cares about them as well as providing specific life skills.

Our Dare to Dream program’s goal is to provide mentoring to at-risk-to-age-out youth, which builds resilience so that: 1) The youth can thrive as a young adult, pursue a career, and live independently; 2) Our community can engage with and support foster youth; and 3) Our society, over time, becomes more hopeful and sustainable.

We seek to achieve the following program outcomes: 1) 75% of children will remain stable in their current foster placement or experience successful reunification with their family; 2) 80% of children and foster families will report an increased sense of emotional and social support; and 3) 80% of youth will report stable or improved academic achievement over the 12-month period of the programs.

Our programs’ innovative approach provides the community an accessible way to make a difference in the lives of children, youth and families in foster care as well as build relationships between community volunteers and children in the foster care system, and their caretakers, and provide a network of support for all. The combination of services offered through our programs provides a mechanism that can fully support the entire family, which increases resilience and normalcy, all leading to healthy development and an increased likelihood of success in adulthood for the foster child. These programs have been tried and proven successful in over 20 National Angels chapters nation-wide.

Project Evaluation Plan:

Atlanta Angels’ case managers use data management software to track the number of children and youth in foster care as well as foster families enrolled in our programs. This information includes: demographics, current and ongoing needs, as well as other services that the children and youth in foster care are receiving. The data management software also tracks community volunteers that are supporting our programs. This information includes: demographics, completion of liability and confidentiality waivers, background checks, fingerprinting, as well as any additional county volunteer certifications. However, our current data management program is cumbersome and we are not using it for its intended purpose. We hope to implement a new case management software this year, which will come at a higher cost to our chapter.

Another goal is to hire at least one full time Case Manager in 2021. This staff member will communicate regularly with foster families and volunteers as well as conduct informal check-ins monthly to obtain feedback from foster parents and volunteers, as our board members are currently conducting. Our Case Manager will also complete a more formal intake need assessment form and exit interview with each family at program completion. In addition, our organization will send an anonymous survey to foster parents and volunteers to offer feedback and rate their experience in the program. Results from check-ins, exit interviews, and surveys will be compiled and reviewed to determine program satisfaction.

Financials

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Transformations By Atlanta Angels Inc

Board of directors
as of 5/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Alex Brownfield

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/04/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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