What We Do

Murphy-Harpst stands in the gap for Georgia’s most vulnerable children.

Georgia’s Children with the deepest wounds often have nowhere to call home.

Georgia currently has twice the number of children in protective custody as available spaces in foster homes and congregate facilities.

In 2021 Georgia paid over $28M to house children in hotels and motels under the care of DFCS workers


Every child under Murphy Harpst’s care comes to us through DFCS, the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

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At Murphy-Harpst, we are committed to finding, training and supporting compassionate families and individuals who will open their hearts and homes to children in need of love and healing.

Main Campus

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The Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center is nestled on 160 acres of space in the foothills of Northwest Georgia. We welcome children suffering from lifetimes of severe trauma and neglect, providing them with a loving place to thrive and heal.

Over the last 100 years we’ve provided hope and healing to hundreds of Georgia’s children. Join us in celebrating our 100th anniversary and explore the opportunities to be a part of this historic milestone!

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Evolve Home

Evolve Initiative

EVOLVE Homes replicate the standard of care found at our main campus in smaller settings across the state. In each home, four children are given full-time care with the ultimate goal of children stepping down into a lower level of care, foster family, or kinship placement in 9-12 months.

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.

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