Welcome to exploring the vital work of Children’s Place Association! Dive into our mission of providing crucial support to children and families in need. Join us in making a meaningful difference in the lives of those facing illness and adversity.

Our Mission

Building a secure & hopeful today, so children facing health issues & poverty succeed tomorrow.

Where We Are Headed:

Where We Are Todayd:

  • CPA is a black led organization with ?? of staff being people of color
  • In 2023, 34,310 meals were served (breakfast and lunch) to our ELC kids.

Where We Began:

  • Established in 1991, Children’s Place Association bridges critical service gaps in underserved neighborhoods, offering tailored plans that encompass early education, trauma therapy, support groups, and basic healthcare.
  • In 1994, CPA launched the Foster Care and Adoption program supporting orphaned kids.
  • In 1998, the Arthur E. Jones Early Learning Center opened serving infants and preschool age children.
  • In 1999, the Supportive Housing program launched providing fully furnished apartments for those facing homelessness.
  • In 2007, Children’s Place International was launched to help children overcome poverty and disease in the Caribbean and Africa.

  • Since 2021, our Child Thrive program has offered mental health services, youth mentoring, and afterschool activities, revitalizing the community through strategic community partnerships.