Murphy-Harpst 100

100 Years of Hope and Healing

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Celebrating a Century of Care

In 1924, Ethel Harpst marched up the hill in Cedartown, establishing what has become Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers. Over the last 100 years we’ve provided hope and healing to hundreds of Georgia’s children.

History of Hope

Today we live out the legacy of care established by Ethel Harpst and Sarah Murphy, making room for the most vulnerable children across the state. Learn all about our history of hope and healing.

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100 Stories

Share Your Story

As we celebrate our centennial, we reflect on the stories that shape us…including YOURS! Our collective journeys have had a lasting impact over these 100 years. Whether you’re a donor, team member, former resident, volunteer, or witnessed lives changed by Murphy-Harpst, share your story with us!

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Your MH 100 Story


Story Details

How have you seen the work of Murphy-Harpst restore children and help them have a brighter future?
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Thank you for sharing your Murphy-Harpst Story! We look forward to including your story in our collection of stories to share with others and continue this great work.

We may reach out to follow up on your story if we have questions or would like to expound on details to use in our communications.




Help Us Spread the Word

Host An Event

We’re looking for partners across the state to host events and parties to help spread the word about Murphy-Harpst. Consider any of the following:

  • Host a foster-care awareness dinner to recruit specialized foster care parents.
  • Coordinate a 10K or bike-a-thon fundraiser.
  • Bring a team to campus for a landscaping or property repair service project.
  • Sponsor an event for residents such as an on-campus Summer Fun Friday or an outing to a sporting or theatrical event.
  • Organize an in-kind supply drive for school supplies, hygiene kits or art therapy materials.
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Support our Mission

While some of the essential needs of our children are met through state funding, private donations give us the ability to provide critical services that truly heal our children and allow them to achieve their potential and lead successful lives.

Partner With Us

Begin a conversation with Murphy-Harpst on how your church or organization’s assets, skills and resources could benefit our expanding services, such as the Evolve Initiative. Fill out the below form and we will be in touch.

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