Since 1981, CHRIS 180 has been dedicated to healing children, strengthening families and building communities. That work has always been underscored by our belief in acceptance and equity, that everyone deserves the support needed to change the direction of their lives. CHRIS 180 is the first and largest nonprofit organization in Georgia to openly celebrate and serve LGBTQ+ youth.
For more than 30 years, we have focused on the needs of at-risk youth, filling gaps and targeted services to reach them where they are, provide acceptance, understanding and counseling as they start the next chapter of their lives. This work includes educating families toward acceptance of LGBTQ+ youth as well as intervening to reduce the harmful effects of family rejection. Diversity, inclusivity, acceptance and unconditional love are foundational to CHRIS 180’s ethics and values and our hope is that through our services, thousands of LGBTQ+ young adults are able to reach their potential.