About WinShape Homes

We provide safe, loving homes for children.

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.

Founded on Christ-centered principles, our homes are designed to cultivate healthy, long-term relationships for the children we serve.

WinShape Homes 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 and thoroughly and individually met.

We know each child has various needs and interests, and we strive to meet those in specific ways. Individual talents and interests are encouraged through involvement in extracurricular activities, and all supplies needed for each pursuit are provided. From tutoring to professional counseling to medical care, each child is cared for uniquely.

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WinShape Homes is Christ-centered, family-oriented and dedicated to the development of the whole child.


WinShape Homes exists as an extension of the ministry of Jesus Christ. We strive to minister to children and meet their needs in a way that will bring glory to God.


Each WinShape Home is organized as a family and teaches children the appropriate roles within a family, learning and growing together as they experience life. Children may still have contact with their biological families if it is in his or her best interest, unless family-child contact has been terminated by court order.

Dedicated to Development

WinShape Homes is dedicated to developing children physically, emotionally and spiritually. We believe that children grow and prosper best within a home environment where they can learn about God, themselves, others, their family and life as a whole. Our goal is to lead children to discover themselves in Christ so they may serve God and others according to His plan.

WinShape Homes was the heart and passion of its founder, S. Truett Cathy, and his wife, Jeannette

Truett established WinShape Homes in 1987 as a way to provide nurturing homes to children who are in need of a stable family environment. More than 30 years later, the Cathy family remains committed to supporting our mission.

We’re providing a setting for transformation across the Southeast.

The heart of WinShape Homes is to provide a loving family for each child through adulthood.

WinShape Homes employs full-time house parents who care for the children in one of our 12 homes. House parents believe that is it God’s calling on their lives to serve as role models and love the children placed in their care. With a heart to provide much-needed stability, house parents are committed to helping children for the long term. Many of the parents in our homes have served for 15-20 years, with some approaching 30 years with the ministry. There is a strong culture of commitment among our families, both to the children and to WinShape Homes’ mission.

WinShape Homes was designed to serve children who have been negatively affected by previous circumstances. We accept children regardless of race, culture or religion.

Because we operate traditional family homes, we are not able to serve children with severe emotional, behavioral or intellectual needs.

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