History

Founded in 1966, Calvary Children’s Home is a home for children in the Metro Atlanta area that need to live apart from their families. We provide a safe, loving, Christian home for these children while providing them with a stable home life. We strive to give the children entrusted in our care the very best skills, education, and values so that they may become responsible, productive members of society. Attending church, local schools, and participating in after school and community activities provide a sense of normalcy and gives our children experience in the real world.

In Memory of Rev. Ben F. Turner, Jr.
9/16/1927 – 10/7/2006

Ben F. Turner

In 1965, a horrible tragedy struck the Smyrna, Georgia community when a husband and wife were killed in an automobile accident, leaving their six children without a home. As it is extremely hard for any family to take in six children at once, the siblings were separated and placed between four different families within the community.

The late Reverend Ben F. Turner (1927 – 2006) was with the siblings as they were being separated and saw the mental and emotional impact it was having on the children; the siblings wanted to stay together. The Reverend realized the tremendous need for the siblings to stay together, especially after losing both parents . . . “If children can’t have the love and guidance of parents, they should at least be able to live together as brothers and sisters. If I could build a home large enough, I could keep all the children of one family together.” The story of these siblings was the catalyst for the creation of the Calvary Children’s Home in 1966.

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The Move

The original Calvary Children’s Home was one building on one acre of land with room to house 10 to 15 children and house parents at any given time. Once Calvary began accepting children, local juvenile courts, pastors, and individuals in the area began requesting assistance housing other children in need. An additional wing was soon added to the home in order to accommodate more children.

In 1997, thanks to many years of blessings and support from the community, Calvary Children’s Home moved from Smyrna to Powder Springs, Georgia. The new thirteen-acre campus is named the Vaughn campus, in memory of the generosity of the late Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn.

The Vaughn Campus is located on a thirteen-acres in Powder Springs, Georgia, our facility can host 35 to 40 children at any given time. We also have house parents that live at the facility with their own families. Over the past five decades, we have housed well over 400 children.

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The Future

The future of the Calvary Children’s Home will be, as it always has been, totally dependent on God as He cares for us through the hearts and hands of our friends. We are committed to providing the best possible home to these children but we cannot do the work alone. Your interest and support is also important because of the encouragement it provides. It demonstrates to our children that they really are important as our friends take such an interest in them. The impact of that message is one that will remain with them throughout their life.

Administrative Staff

Calvary Children’s Home is led by a group of individuals dedicated to our mission of maintaining a Christian home environment. Each staff member serves a vital role in the day-to-day operations of the home. However, their primary purpose is to serve as parents, friends, and counselors to all children at the home.

Car Donation

Caring families donating their used vehicles also supports our children. Calvary Children’s Home gratefully accepts gifts of used cars, trucks and boats. If you would like to arrange any donation please click on the link below.

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It is now possible to conveniently support Calvary year-round. Gifts of $25, $50, $100 or more on a continuing basis will make a difference in our children’s lives. These gifts help with our daily needs such as food, clothing, education and medical needs

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Calvary Children’s Home wants to help all kids.  Feel free to call or email and we can try and answer any questions you may have.  We are hear to serve you and love your support.

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