Discover Derby Style

Ever dream of Derby hats and fashion? Goshen Valley’s sixth Annual Fashion show, Discover Derby Style, is right around the corner! It will be a fun afternoon of delicious food, fashion, and fellowship. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Goshen Valleys Boys Ranch Director Stacy Cooper for a personal view of the Ranch and the youth we serve. The event will be held on May 7th at 11:30am at the acclaimed Country Club of Roswell.  All proceeds benefit the Goshen Valley Foundation.  Goshen Valley Foundation is the state of Georgia’s leading nonprofit Foster Care provider, serving young women, men, and children in the state foster care system. Headquartered in Canton, GA, Goshen Valley Foundation is comprised of three operating programs, with over 75 young people currently in our care.

Alice and Stan Smith first learned about Goshen Valley through their membership at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Atlanta, Georgia where they were early supporters of the Goshen mission.  In 2009 upon Alice’s passing, her daughters Stephenie Cook, Leslee Frost and Allison Smith established the Alice Smith Memorial Fund in her memory. In 2012, Stephenie Cook,  Alice and Stan’s eldest daughter, passed away and the  Fashion Show is now in loving memory of two wonderful women, Alice and Stephenie, who both had a passion for changing the lives of the youth Goshen Valley Serves.

Smith and Frost were quoted recently stating, “Goshen Valley has been a part of our family for many years and we take great pride in hosting the Fashion Show as a small way we can give back to the kids in care at Goshen Valley. We hope that you can join us at this year’s event and experience a small piece of how Goshen Valley helps the kids in foster care in Georgia.”Roblox Hack No Survey No Download

Community support is one of the key drivers in providing our youth with a successful place to call home and the necessary resources to have a hopeful future. We strive to go above and beyond the bare minimum to ensure these young people are provided with the best care possible. Consider joining us or sending someone for a fashionable day to support the foster youth in our community.

Want to Foster? We offer IMPACT Training!

Goshen Valley will be offering IMPACT training through our Goshen Homes program. Our 2-day training will take place on:Movie Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

May 21, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

May 22, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Trainings will take place in our Canton Office:

505 Brown Industrial Pkwy, Suite 200

Canton GA 30114


IMPACT was developed by the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Family and Children Services to prepare resource families for the joys and challenges of fostering and adopting. IMPACT addresses the entire service continuum from initial inquiry through completion of the family evaluation. IMPACT training is required by all perspective foster and adoptive parents.

Questions? Email [email protected]


Sign up here!

Goshen Valley Classic

10th Annual Goshen Valley Classic

Monday, October 19, 2015

Cherokee Town and Country Club

Click here to access our new Goshen Valley Classic website and register for the event!

3rd Annual Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Luncheon

Please join us for this year’s 3rd Annual Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Luncheon!

Click HERE to reserve your seat.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Bluffs Cherokee Conference Center

1130 Bluffs Pkwy

Canton GA 30114

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Redeemer Day 2015

Will be rescheduled for a date TBD soon. Stay tuned!

Goshen Community Care Open House, September 23rd

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce “After Hours” was held at Goshen Community Care a few weeks ago on Tuesday, September 23rd from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Over 70 people from local business owners to political officials enjoyed appetizers and networking, toured our new space, heard about our new programs and learned about our partnership with WellStar Health Systems, the event sponsor.




The night was such a success and achieved our goal of spreading the news about our new initiative, CHINS, in caring for our broader community through a partnership with the Juvenile Justice Courts and our Independent Living Program (NGNB).

We also talked briefly about the journey of our partnership with WellStar Health Systems. The support they’ve given us over the past three years has been invaluable, including being the title sponsor for the Goshen Valley Classic for the second year. They’ve also given us funding to help launch the Goshen Community Care program and its building, Goshen House.




Thanks to all who attended! We’re so happy that this event was such a success. If you have any questions about the event, contact JoNell Courson at [email protected]

Read about the opening of Goshen Community Care in "Expanded nonprofit helps troubled youth" on The Cherokee Ledger-News.

Press Release:

Goshen Valley Announces Addition of Goshen Community Care

Goshen Community Care will add several programs to aid in the efforts of Goshen Valley

ATLANTA (Sept. 22, 2014) – Goshen Valley announces the addition of Goshen Community Care, with a Cherokee County Chamber "After Hours" event sponsored by WellStar. This is free to attend on Sept. 23, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 200 West Main Street in Canton, Georgia.

The organization currently includes The Goshen Valley Ranch, a nonprofit residential program serving youth in the state foster care system in hopes of leading them to a productive life. Through the Community Care program, Goshen is better able to provide the support and services that many of these youth need which directly benefits the Cherokee County community.

Goshen Community Care houses several different programs and services:

  • CHINS Coordination Services
    • Goshen Valley has partnered with the Cherokee County Juvenile Court to make informed decisions and provide referral services regarding at-risk youth.
  • North Georgia New Beginnings
    • Offers an Independent Living Program for both men and women between the ages of 18 and 21 including apartments for participants and medical coverage. Through the program, participants are equipped with skills to become successful adults, through higher education and employment opportunities.
  • Community Alliance Resource Center
    • The resource center serves as the main location for the Abuse Resource Center (ARC) virtual monitoring program. It also provides a location for group meetings, workshops, and conferences hosted by community partners and local organizations.
  • Complex Trauma Resource Center
    • Individuals who have experienced trauma can seek recovery and healing from clinicians providing trauma assessments.

“Goshen Valley has long relied on the important and caring support of the many community partners that makes Cherokee County a special and safe place to call home,” said Goshen Valley board chair, John Blend. “With the encouragement of the partners, Goshen Valley is pleased to open Goshen Community Care, Cherokee County's Family Care Alliance. Special thanks goes to our friends at WellStar Health System for making this milestone a reality."

The 9th Annual Goshen Valley Classic will be held Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 at the renowned Cherokee Country Club. Proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit Goshen Valley efforts including both the Goshen Valley Ranch and the Community Care programs.

To learn more please visit


About Goshen Valley
Goshen Valley is a residence for youth ages 11-21 in the foster care system. The ranch provides a family environment while supporting family reunification, adoption efforts and transition into the community. Home to more than 40 boys, and now home to girls 18-21 through its Georgia New Beginnings Program, Goshen offers a foundation for young people to transform their burdens to blessings by cultivating safety, wellness and purpose. Recently, Goshen Valley received its accreditation from the internationally recognized Council on Accreditation Follow Goshen Valley: Twitter; Facebook. Find out more about the Goshen Valley and its mission at


Goshen Valley Classic

2014 Goshen Valley Classic

Join us on Monday, October 13th for the 9th Annual Goshen Valley Classic sponsored by WellStar!  We are set to have another record-breaking year and would love to see you or your team at Cherokee Country Club.

Please visit our website for information and registration.

If you are interested in supporting the Classic through silent auction item donation, please fill out our contact form and let us know if there is something you would like to contribute.


Thank you for being a part of changing the lives of our young people one day at a time!

Register! 2014 Luncheon and Fashion Show

"A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark"

Chinese Proverb

Commemorating 5 Years

Please join us for the

5th Annual Luncheon Fashion Show

supporting the

Alice Smith Memorial Fund

to benefit

Goshen Valley Boys Ranch

Saturday, November 8, 2014

11:30 a.m.

Country Club of Roswell

Roswell, GA 30076

Raffle and Silent Auction

Individual Tickets: $50

Table of Ten: $450

Tickets are tax deductible

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For more information or corporate sponsorship, please contact Allison Smith

404-274-1583 or [email protected]

Register Here!

There’s no better way to spend your Saturday

“Did you do anything fun this weekend?” can be an awkward question for any teenager. But for our young men, there’s always one weekend they can go to school on Monday excited about their response. We call them 2nd Saturday Serving Days….

What are 2nd Saturday Serving Days?

2nd Saturday Serving Days are opportunities for our young men to join people in the community for hands on service projects around the ranch. There are several reasons we decided to create these serving opportunities each month…

First, it’s an opportunity for our young men to interact with people in the community. Every single one of our young men looks forward to these visitation opportunities. It’s a time for them to make meaningful connections and truly experience the blessing of relationship that can make such a difference in their growth and development.

Secondly, it’s a way to serve for people that like to get their hands dirty. We realize that not everyone enjoys tutoring or has the time to serve during the weekdays. Second Saturday Serving Days are a chance for you to serve by helping with hands-on projects that will beautify the ranch. Whether you’re a skilled craftsman who knows how to build anything or you’re just looking to get outside on a beautiful Saturday, we’ve created opportunities to serve for every age and interest.

What does a 2nd Saturday Serving Day look like?

Earlier this month, over 70 people visited the ranch to help clear out brush, revive our creek side chapel, and spend time getting to know the boys.

Here are a few of our favorite moments from this month’s day of serving:






Will you join us during our next Second Saturday?

One of the things we’ve learned over the years is that Goshen Valley is only as strong as our community. Thankfully, we’ve been surrounded by a community that cares so much about giving back and helping others.

Whether you’re a family, small groups, teams, civic groups, or an individual looking to volunteer, there’s no better way to spend your Saturday.

We’ve set aside the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 to 12:00 p.m. for you to come and join us and we make it easy for people of all ages to help.

Click here to learn more about the specific projects and serving opportunities for each month and register as an individual, family, or group.

If you’re unable to join us but still want to get involved, we’re always looking for supplies to use for certain projects. If there are certain tools or cleaning items that are just collecting dust, you can donate them. Click here to see our current list of needs or ask about a particular item.


Supporting Goshen through Giving Goods

There are countless ways for individuals, families, groups or teams to get involved at Goshen Valley! We have a newly-added "needs list" for those who would like to donate goods or host a drive. If this sort of giving interests you, please visit our "Volunteer Goods" page. If you have any questions or ideas, do not hesitate to contact us!

This page will be updated often. We will also begin to post monthly donation needs for those who would like to volunteer goods on a regular basis.