THRIVE Family Resource Center

THRIVE Family Resource Center2024-05-21T16:22:19-04:00

About THRIVE Family Resource Center

Advocates for Children’s latest innovative program, THRIVE, instills hope, empowers, and strengthens families involved in the child welfare system who are struggling with poverty. Our goal is to stabilize families by providing concrete support while working with community partners to meet immediate basic needs, such as adequate housing, food, and healthcare to prevent the trauma of unnecessary foster care removal and help families thrive.

Through referrals, families are able to access our resource center, which is supplied with everything a family may need to create a safe environment for children including beds, clothes, hygiene products, and baby supplies.

Families may also be connected with a Family Navigator who will meet with them, understand their needs, and help them navigate government systems and become their own advocate. Once immediate needs are met, the Family Navigator works together with the family to achieve self-sufficiency, coaching them in financial literacy, budgeting, workforce development, credit repair, nutrition, and child safety and development.

Families may receive referrals to additional resources within the community (faith communities, recovery networks, etc.) to provide ongoing support.

*Participation in the program requires a referral from a child welfare agency. Currently Serving Bartow and Cobb County

THRIVE Family Resource Center Locations

The THRIVE Family Resource Center has two locations.

Our Cartersville location is housed in our Prevention and Advocacy Center located at 827 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, Cartersville, GA 30120.
The Cartersville THRIVE Resource Center is open to drop off donations: Monday- Friday from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Our Kennesaw location is housed at 1301 Shiloh Road NW, Suite 850, Kennesaw, GA 30144.
The Kennesaw THRIVE Resource Center is open for drop-offs: by appointment.

Email Kataya Brown, Program Coordinator, at to schedule an appointment.

Please do not bring any furniture to the Resource Center or drop off items when we are closed.
Thank you for helping keep families together.

*Clients are served by appointment.

Contact Information

Phone: 770-264-6352

Administration: 770.387.1143


Street Address
1301 Shiloh Road NW, Unit #850
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 446
Cartersville, GA 30120

Suprise Visit from CBS 46

Date: July 1, 2022 Link to full article: One promise became a lifelong mission for this Atlanta family advocate By Gurvir Dhindsa “This program, every part of it, has been built because of the heart of the community.” ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - A metro Atlanta woman found her life [...]



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