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Gwinnett Children’s Shelter offers a 3-12 month transitional living program that offers homeless children (and their moms) free room and board while providing individual “life skills” training with all the resources needed to begin an independent life journey.

“The Next Step...” House Wish List


Wash Cloths


Twin Bed in a Bag sets

Throw pillows to match burnt orange couch

Bathroom Items:

Bathroom Sets (Shower Curtain, Rug, Toothbrush holder, trash can, soap dispenser)

Items for Children:

Pack and Plays

Highchairs (all ages/stages)

Swings for infants

Booster Seats

Items to baby proof home (Corner protectors/cabinet & drawer stoppers)


Just Dance #5 (Came out in 2014)

Disney Movies (For girls and boys)

            *They really love Mickey Mouse, SpongeBob, Power Rangers)

Baby Einstein DVD’s

Dr. Suess Books

Other kid friendly books

DVD Players (2)

Wii Fit Console including Wii Fit Board and Games

Lots of AA and AAA batteries

Zumba/Yoga DVD’s


Keurig Coffee Maker


Vacuum Cleaner

Exercise Equipment:

            3/5/10 lb. dumbbells

            Resistance Bands

            Yoga Mats

            Jump Ropes

Gift Cards for Group Outings:

Snow Mountain @ Stone Mountain

Lake Lanier Nights of Lights

AMC Movies

Roller Skating


Meal Outings:

Golden Corral


Brusters/ Dairy Queen



Desired House Donations for Holidays:

  1. Elf on the Shelf (We plan to have staff move the elf around for every afternoon when the kids come home.) (http://www.elfontheshelf.com/content/christmas-tradition)
  2. Christmas Movies (The Elf & The Grinch)
  3. S’mores Supplies (Marshmallows, Graham Crackers, Chocolate bars)
  4. Cookie Baking/Decorating Supplies
  5. Gingerbread Houses



Welcome to Gwinnett Children's Shelter!

It's an exciting time for us here at the Gwinnett Children's Shelter! We have new managment, a new focus and a deep passion for helping the children in our area. We have a beautiful facility and amazing staff to move forward with our new mission. Explore our website and discover ways you can help us help our children. 

The Gwinnett Children’s Shelter is surrounded by many wonderful individuals and organizations throughout our community that have a passion for our mission and are genuinely committed to giving hope to the kids we serve. They give on so many levels.

A message from our Executive Director:

The Gwinnett Children’s Shelter has been serving our kids in a loving and nurturing environment for more than 26 years!  As we GROW forward and expand on our programs to best meet the needs of our children in crisis, we ask you to partner with us with your time, energy, talents and RESOURCES to make a difference in the lives of our kids and young adults who need our support!

Our new program is designed to help single mothers and their children as well as youth who “age-out” of the foster care system, achieve the necessary life skills training they NEED to successfully thrive outside our program, for the rest of their lives!  Their SUCCESS is our SUCCESS!

With YOUR support, we are building our future Community Leaders….their future is in our hands!

We, as a Community, have the Compassion, Power and Resources to make this happen and we ask you to join us by making your donation today! 

You have an open invitation to stop by so we can show you how your donation is working here in our own community!


Maureen Kornowa, Executive Director
Gwinnett Children’s Shelter
P.O. Box 527
Buford, Ga  30515-0527

678-546-8770 (ext 223)

678-546-8775 (fax)




We are always in need of volunteers. Please review our volunteers page for ideas of how you can fit in and lend a hand.

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    About us

    The Gwinnett Children’s Shelter is a residential care facility that provides both long and short term services to children who have experienced abuse, neglect, violence, abandonment, and are in need of care in a loving and nurturing environment.

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    Gwinnett Children's Shelter
    3850 Tuggle Rd NE
    Buford, GA 30519
    (678) 546-8770
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