Our Mission

Creative Community Services, Inc. is a non-profit organization that improves the quality of life for children, teens and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health needs, and their families, by providing direct services and community-based support throughout the state of Georgia.

Our Programs

CCS offers many programs for adults with developmental disabilities, foster youth, teen parents, and more.

Therapeutic Foster Care

The children we serve typically have lived through 15-30 unsuccessful foster placements by the time they come into our care. These are often behaviorally and emotionally challenged youth.

Developmental Disabilities

This program serves adults with developmental and physical disabilities who yearn for successful independence and have so much to offer their community.

Behavior Intervention (SOAR)

SOAR (Supporting Families, Overcoming Obstacles, Achieving Independence, Reaching New Heights) provides comprehensive behavioral intervention by tailoring a program to meet the individual's unique needs.

Respite Care

Regular breaks from parenting are essential for CCS foster families. Many of our dual-diagnosed children present special challenges, and respite is a critical ingredient for successful placements.

Transitioning Teens (STEP)

CCS STEP program helps teens STEP into adulthood better prepared to be independent and productive adults who contribute to and enhance our community.

Adventure Youth Respite

Working with Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED) youth from over a half dozen core-providers covering over 20 counties, AYP provides a monthly respite-based outlet for those youth and their families.

Our Community In Action

Our community relationships are what help us thrive here at CCS. Our donors, volunteers, and sponsors make it possible for our foster youth and adults to attend extracurricular activities, camps, take trips to the zoo, festivals, and community events, and so much more!

There is so much we can do together!

Without our community, CCS would not exist today!

Donate

From providing a child with back to school supplies to enabling job skill training for a young adult transitioning into independence, you can make a difference with your donations to the people we serve.

Volunteer

Lend your time and talent. We have volunteer opportunities to match your interests.

Sponsor

Sponsorships and partnerships are a great way to promote your company while helping us continue our mission.

About Us

Founded in 1982 by CEO Sally Buchanan, CCS began as a service to adults with developmental and emotional disabilities and expanded to include children with unique needs in 1988.

#1

Georgia’s first licensed therapeutic foster care agency, and today remains one of the only private nonprofit agencies serving children and adults who have nowhere else to turn.

COA Accredited

COA partners with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards.

Improving Lives

100% of our youth self-report that they feel safe in CCS placement, feel respected by CCS staff, and feel that they have a strong support system through CCS!

Our Board

TWILYNN JOURDAIN, LPC, NCC

Thriveworks Counseling & Life Coaching Director/Clinic Manager Licensed Psychotherapist

DR. DIONNE POULTON, Ph.D

Poulton Consulting Group, LLC The Dr. Dionne Show, Gwinnett Business RadioX

KARREN AMIDON

Realtor Coldwell Banker

DAVID COLLIER

Atlanta Office Technologies, Inc. Regional Business Director & Partner

SUZANNE NAJBRT

Eurolite Glass, President Get Social Gwinnett, Owner A tlanta Phoenix Ice Theater, Board Member Shadow Arts, Inc., Exec. Board Member

Testimonials

"It has been my privilege to work with Sally and CCS for over 20 years, serving the needs of Georgia’s most vulnerable children and families. CCS provides superior, cutting-edge services for youth and families, and crucial leadership to our State as it strives to improve the delivery of children/family services.”

RON SCROGGY

“Sally brings her passion and love for children and families to her work. Her commitment to her profession is unending and her contributions to children and families through CCS and the FFTA have enhanced the lives of thousands throughout the United States.”

DAVID SCHILD

Latest News

Read recent posts from the CCS blog!

Practical Matters Reality Fair 2017

Media Contact: Milo Wesley, mwesley@ccsgeorgia.org Practical Matters Reality Fair Norcross, GA: Perhaps the most frightening and stressful period of our lives is the transition from childhood to adulthood. Even for those who have the security of a loving family and the funds to provide them numerous roads to travel down are struck with uncertainty....

Our Affiliates

These are just a handful of our partners!

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