Over ninety years ago, Griffith Centers for Children, Chins Up was founded by Miss Emily Griffith. She was an educator, a visionary, and an advocate for children. Her mission was to provide children with an education and the opportunity to become self-supporting. To do this, she established a home where children would find shelter, companionship, and sympathetic guidance. Miss Emily’s vision was to inspire children to believe in themselves as a way to overcome their problems. Her vision guided the creation of Griffith Centers for Children, Chins Up’s diverse programs and continually pushes us forward in providing innovative services for all members of our beloved communities.