multi-agency alliance for children

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We help kids by listening to what they need, from their point of view, while also listening to the adults in their life. We care about each of them. Our passion for the children in our care colors absolutely everything we do.


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225 Peachtree St. NE, #900 (S. Tower)
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: (404) 880-9323
Fax: (404) 880-9325

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MAAC is a collaboration between nine agencies who network together to provide placement and support for at-risk youth. Click here to see our partner agencies.

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Our staff has worked together to compile a list of the frequently-asked questions that we receive and to share them with you in the space below. If you don’t see your question answered on this page, please send us an email at or call us at 404.880.9323. We look forward to helping you receive the information you need.

How many people actually work at MAAC?

38 Full-Time and 2 Interns as of December 2015.

What is MAAC?

A continuum of private providers that provide placement and support services for at-risk youth and families throughout the state of Georgia.

How is MAAC funded?

Largely through state contracts and grants. We do get some donations throughout the year as well. If we received more funding, we would be able to extend our successful approach to even more at-risk children.

Is MAAC like DFCS? If not, how are they different?

We are similar only in that we staff youth for placements. MAAC is able to customize services and supports for our youth due to our relationship with private providers and independent contractors. Also, only one application is needed to access the services of all of our contracted agencies.

How can I refer a youth to MAAC?

If in DFCS custody, the youth's case manager can complete an if in parental custody, our wraparound services may be an option:

MAAC is one of 15 national exemplary initiatives for youth development. What does "exemplary" mean?

For this search, CSSP looked for initiatives that are exemplary in their ability to build protective and promotive factors that reduce risks and enhance healthy development for youth involved in the child welfare system (i.e.,foster care, prevention or post-placement services). Exemplary efforts: are innovative and go beyond the basics to do something exceptional; track and use data to assess program's impact on youth; show evidence of effectiveness; use a strengths-based approach; have developed systems and infrastructure to support the initiative; and are attuned to the needs of diverse racial/ethnic groups and to LGBTQ populations.

How was MAAC/EmpowerMEnt selected as an exemplary initiative?

The search started with an open, online request for nominations that CSSP widely distributed to individuals and networks familiar with youth-serving programs. Nominated programs went through an extensive application and review process which included submitting detailed written information, a telephone interview and a site visit. The search was conducted by CSSP staff, consultants and youth advisors. An expert panel provided guidance on the process.

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