About WinShape Homes
Chick-fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy founded WinShape Homes in 1987 as a way to provide nurturing homes to children who are in need of a stable family environment. Winshape Homes was Truett's heart and passion. More than 30 years later the Cathy family remains committed to supporting our mission.
For 30 years our Group Care program existed to fulfill Truett’s vision. Founded on Christ-centered principles, our homes are designed to cultivate healthy, long-term relationships for the children we serve. WinShape Homes’ Group Care program provides placements in a large family home setting, which allows sibling groups that might otherwise be separated to remain together. The children we serve are given consistent attention and care on physical, spiritual, and emotional levels to ensure their needs are thoroughly and individually met. From tutoring to professional counseling to medical care, each child is cared for uniquely. Currently, we have 12 homes spread across three different states.
In 2017 we launched our Foster Care program which focuses on traditional foster homes. Today, there are more than 15,000 children in Georgia’s foster care system alone. By training parents to provide foster care in their own homes, we believe we can help address this need on a larger scale. Our Foster Care program provides temporary homes for foster children in Georgia, as well as long-term homes to children who need permanent placement. We also provide for our foster parents through training, resource building, and additional family supports.
The heart of WinShape Homes is to provide a loving family for each child. WinShape Homes Group Care program employs full-time house parents who care for the children in one of our 12 homes and in our Foster Care program we partner with Church’s to find parents who share our vision. All of our parents believe that is it God’s calling on their lives to serve as role models and love the children placed in their care. There is a strong culture of commitment among our families, both to the children and to WinShape Homes’ mission.