CHRIS 180’s Turning Point Capital Campaign
In November 2017, CHRIS 180 launched the public phase of our three-year $13 million Turning Point Capital Campaign to increase our footprint to meet the rapidly growing demand for our services.
Over the past five years, the CHRIS Counseling Center has seen a 306% increase in the number of people receiving services. Through the CHRIS Training Institute, we have expanded the number of people trained by 102% in just one year. This creates a tremendous impact on the Atlanta community by increasing access to mental health services and training others to identify and help address trauma. Funds raised through the campaign will double CHRIS 180’s impact by 2020, building service capacity from 6,500 to more than 13,000 children, youth, and adults yearly.
This capital campaign and expansion will allow us to to continue supporting the Atlanta community with vital resources related to mental health, foster care services, adoptions, and trainings, We have raised $12.7 million to date, with donations and support from The Kendeda Fund, The Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation =, The James M. Cox Foundation, Delta Air Lines, Georgia-Pacific, Publix Super Markets Charities SunTrust, and many others. As part of the campaign, CHRIS 180 received a $1. 5 million challenge grant from an anonymous donor to reach our fundraising finish line – we are just $200,000 away from the total needed to claim the challenge grant. With the addition of a New Markets Tax Credit allocation, we have the goal to raise a total of $15 million to account for increasing construction costs.
The campaign focuses on the following areas:
- Expanding Impact & Innovation: Construction of a 20,000 square foot building to house an expanded CHRIS Training Institute, Adoptions, and administrative offices
- Serving Children In Need: Creation of 4 new Gateway homes for siblings in foster care and two homes for assessment/family preservation
- Supporting Teens & Young Adults: Renovations to our supportive permanent housing for homeless young adults, including creation of a new onsite Integrated Healthcare Clinic
- Fortifying the Organization’s Support: Sustainability, Maintenance, and Operating Reserve