More growth continued with the name change in 1985 to Georgia Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries, Inc. We began reaching out to hurting children by developing community-based group homes. Today, group homes exist in Brooks, Carrollton, Newnan and Demorest.
GBCH&FM extended our ministry in 1995 to children and young adults with disabilities by starting Camp Hawkins, a week long summer camp to meet specialized needs.
The Children's Home also began a maternity care ministry in 1990. We currently operate a maternity home at our Palmetto campus for pregnant women. This facility provides a safe place where expectant mothers receive necessary prenatal care and education about parenthood.
In 1998, Georgia Baptist Children's Homes moved its central offices to the Dobbs Administration Building in Palmetto. We purchased the Phoenix Program, now known as the Nelson Price Treatment Center, which is a drug and alcohol treatment program for adolescents. Also, the Children's Homes furthered our ministry to children with developmental disabilities with the creation of Matthew's Time, a respite weekend program for children with severe disabilities.
In June 2004 Angel's House, a community group home program began ministering to children in the Newnan/Coweta County area.
In 2005, We established a permanent location for Camp Hawkins and Matthew's Time and opened Jacob's Ladder, our group home in Demorest, Georgia.
In 2012, Georgia Baptist Children's Homes recieved reaccreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA).
In 2013, we opened a new Maximum Watchful Oversight (MWO) Program in Meansville serving children with dual diagnosis.
We expanded our Maximum Watchful Oversight (MWO) Program in Baxley in 2014, and began a Family Care Program in locations throughout the state.