Truett Cathy founded WinShape Homes in 1987 to provide a loving, nurturing home to children who are victims of circumstance and in need of a stable, secure family environment in which to grow and mature.
WinShape Homes encourages physical, spiritual and emotional growth. Every effort is made to keep sibling groups together in the same home, and each child’s needs are thoroughly and individually met. Every child is encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities, and all supplies needed for each pursuit are provided. Each child is given consistent attention and care, including professional counseling, tutoring and medical care. All WinShape families enjoy a beach vacation each summer, and each child experiences two weeks at WinShape Camps. The heart of WinShape Homes is to provide a loving family for each child through adulthood.
With a passion for loving and encouraging children, WinShape Homes employs 24 full-time house parents, who care for the children in one of the 12 homes. House parents believe that is it God’s calling on their lives to serve as role models and to love the children placed in their care. With a heart to provide much-needed stability, house parents are committed to helping children for the long term – many of them have served with WinShape Homes for more than 10 years. The ministry is strengthened by the long-term commitment of the house parents.
Because WinShape Homes provides an exceptional opportunity, we carefully seek out young people ages 6 to 13 who will best benefit from the WinShape Homes opportunity. We accept children regardless of race, culture or religion. We work with children who have mild learning disabilities, but we do not accept children with severe behavioral problems.