Cornerstone rebrands itself FaithBridge Foster Care


The article below appeared in Alpharetta Neighbor's April 28, 2009 issue

By Caroline Gray, Neighbor Newspapers

Cornerstone Family Services has a new name, website and business model to fit its growing organization.

The nonprofit was originally founded in 2006 by President and CEO Bill Hancock to use church communities as a way of helping place foster children.

"We recruit and train church members as foster families instead of recruiting and marketing to the general public," said Marketing Director Susan Crain. "We're finding that church members have a high effectiveness but also a support network where they can come together and get involved."

The organization has moved to Jackson Healthcare on Northwinds Pkwy. in Alpharetta from its previous location in Marietta. Ms. Crain said they are working to develop relationships with north Fulton churches and bring their unique approach to foster care to local churches.

Now known as Faithbridge Foster Care, the organization has a new website at

Faithbridge will continue to work with the county Departments of Family and Children Services to find children available for fostering. The hope, said Ms. Crain, is when children are fostered in church communities they are around other church member fostered children and are given social and bonding opportunities to make the transition easier.