Ark / Ricky Homes

Group Homes / Residential Facilities


A Safe Haven

Since 1994, Ricky Homes has provided temporary shelter and supervision for children who are victims of, or at risk of, abuse, neglect, or abandonment, in a safe, nurturing, home-like environment staffed by quality care providers and Residential House Parents.


One Home At A Time

Ricky Homes consists of four group homes within the Metro Atlanta Area which serve a maximum of 24 children and adolescents all together. We currently serve about 20 children and are at maximum capacity 90% of the time.

Founded by Kelly Gibbs in 1994, she saw the need to develop a unique residential facility and established the first home in South Dekalb County in Decatur, GA. The organization functioned out this home for several years. The continual growth of the agency and the surrounding communities eventually led to the need for additional homes in following Metropolitan Atlanta areas:

Decatur, GA, 1994

Dallas, GA, 1999

Powder Springs, GA, 2000

Lithonia, GA, 2004

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At the Ark Family Counseling Center / Ricky Homes, we serve our clients with an outstanding array of staff members, including Licensed Professional Counselors, Certified Therapists, Registered Nurses, Psychiatrists, a team of Community Support Individuals and Residential Instructors.

Ricky Homes
Administrative Office
4256 Clausell Court,
Suite 300-B
Decatur, GA 30035
phone: (770) 593-0913
fax: (770) 808-3269