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Georgia Region

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NYAP in Georgia has served children and families since 1994. In keeping with our philosophy of maintaining strong local support for our foster parents and team members, the Georgia program is administered through four regional office locations:

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  • Atlanta

  • Augusta

  • Gainesville

Under the leadership of the GA State Program Director, Stacie Conliffe, these four offices serve as a base for regional services which include treatment level foster homes for referrals from the Department of Children and Family Services and from the Department of Juvenile Justice.  Other Community Based services including At Risk Programs for Teens which include the (CANEI) Constant And Never Ending Improvement program.










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NYAP - Decatur


315 West Ponce de Leon Ave.

Suite 661

Decatur, GA 30030


(404) 761-7997 - Phone

(404) 378-3423 - Fax


All kids and families are different.  We’re different, too.  And that’s a good thing.  We offer flexible, creative, outcome based solutions to meet the individual needs of the kids and families we serve.


We offer many of the same services as other organizations but we do it cost effectively and keep it community-based because we believe youth experience the most success when they live in a family setting and in the community they call home.


NYAP also provides a toll free service reception line staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (1-877-NYAP-CAN) to provide timely referral and placement opportunities for our referral sources as well as assistance and support to foster parents and other stakeholders.


We work cooperatively with contract sources and our referral partners to develop customer focused and fiscally responsible solutions to the needs of children, youth, and families in the communities in which we operate.


The cornerstones to our successful services with children and families are our caring and committed foster parents and the dedicated NYAP team members who support them.​

  • 24-Hour Centralized Reception

  • Emergency Foster Care

  • Family Foster Care

  • Therapeutic Foster Care

  • Medically Fragile Care

  • Mental Health Services

  • Respite Care

  • Alcohol and Other Drug Programs

  • Positive Adolescent Sexuality Services (PASS)

  • Constant and Never Ending Improvement (CANEI)

  • Managed Care Options

Give us a call today to learn more about the specific programs and services we offer through our Regional Offices in Georgia.


Georgia's Programs & Services


NYAP - Augusta

231 Fury's Ferry Road

Suite 210

Augusta, GA 30907


(706) 724-4387 - Phone

(800) 722-3912 - Toll Free

(706) 738-2100 - Fax


NYAP - Gainesville


360 Oak Street NW

Suite E

Gainesville, GA 30501


(770) 534-4004 - Phone

(770) 534-8498 - Fax


(NYAP) National Youth Advocate Program has provided cost effective, community based services and support to children, youth and families since 1978. We offer flexible, creative, outcome based solutions to meet the unique needs of the communities we serve and the individual needs of the youth and families involved in our programs.​


​Since NYAP’s existence, we have watched the child welfare community evolve from being almost singularly focused on working with children identified as abused, neglected, dependent or delinquent, to the philosophy we have embraced since 1978; that the primary focus must be holistically placed on preserving and unifying families and strengthening the communities they call home. This strongly validates the core values of NYAP’s founder in 1978 and of everyone associated with NYAP today.​


Thanks to a broad continuum of care, we have the flexibility to tailor our services to meet the needs of the agencies we partner with and the children, and families we are privileged to serve.


NYAP’s revenue is generated by governmental contracts, which is represented by over 200 contracts for services at any given time. NYAP has consistently earned high marks from independent auditors for its stewardship of the program’s funds.



Our History, Values and Philosophies

Where we have been, our History and our Values and Philosophies guide our organization and our daily practices. Please take a moment to read about the cornerstones of our foundation.


Our Mission

NYAP is an energetic instrument of compassion and change in the lives of children, youth, and families and the systems, structures and practices that affect them.


Our Vision

NYAP is universally recognized in its service areas as the premier organization trailblazing creative and effective community based solutions that result in the elimination of distruptions to family unity.


Our Values and Philosophies

NYAP’s employees, services, support efforts and actions are guided by the following organizational values and philosophies:

  • Children First NYAP has a non-negotiable commitment to doing what is best for children, youth and their families.

  • Individual Advocacy Every person should have an advocate who can promote his or her unique needs and celebrate his or her accomplishments. Advocacy for Change NYAP is a leader of positive change in the structures, systems and policies that impede the empowerment of children, youth and their families.

  • Universal Rights of Children NYAP affirms and works to advance the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Click the following link to review the Universal Rights of the Child.

  • Empowerment NYAP has an abiding faith that every person has an innate ability to learn, grow and develop.

  • Diversity NYAP believes people are united by our humanity and enriched by our diversity.

  • Social Inclusion NYAP creates safe environments where people can be themselves and explore their connectedness and their differences and find positive ways to learn and live with others in the greater community.

  • Community NYAP believes that children and youth learn life lessons best in the communities they call home.

  • Innovation Our values lead NYAP to find creative ways to meet the distinct needs of each child, youth and family in our care while at the same time grounding all programs and services in the highest professional standards.

  • Peacemaking NYAP applies the principles of restorative justice and the power of reconciliation to instill a sense of community and a commitment to nonviolence.

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For more information about our innovative and cost-effective programs, please contact us today!


Programs and Services offered vary by location.


Contact the NYAP office in your area to learn more about the specific services we can offer.

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Phone:  (404) 761-7997

Fax:      (404) 378-3423

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