Elks Aidmore

"Building programs is our business. Rebuilding lives is our passion."

  • New Officers

    New officers were recently elected by the Elks Aidmore Board of Trustees for the upcoming 2018/19 year.  Pictured from left to right are Charlie Hendricks (Savannah), 2nd-Vice-Chairman; Jane Santee (Camden County), Secretary; Stanley Santee (Camden County, 1st-Vice Chairman; and Bobby Carter (Griffin), Treasurer.  Not pictured are  Ron Anderson (Waycross), President; and Tim Whalen (Griffin), Legal Counsel.

  • Grand March

    Harriet Thompson, President, Georgia Elks Aidmore Auxiliary; Stanley Santee, First Vice Chairman of the Elks Aidmore Board of Trustees, and Elks Aidmore CEO Abe Wilkinson; receiving a check in the amount of $15,100 from Wanda Siebert, representing the Lake Oconee Ladies Auxiliary.

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  • Lake Oconee Ladies Auxiliary

    Elks Aidmore CEO Abe Wilkinson and his wife, Teresia, visited the Lake Oconee Ladies Auxiliary on February 6th, to provide an update on programs and receive a check for $15,100.  Thanks to LOLA for your loyalty and continuing support of the Elks Aidmore programs.

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  • Santa Goes South…to Valdosta

    Christmas events began with a regional Christmas celebration on December 2nd in Valdosta.  The annual event was sponsored by Redland Church, Camp Rock.  Elks foster parents attended the event and enjoyed the festivities. The next event was on December 17th at the Valdosta Elks Lodge #728.  The Christmas celebration at the Elks Lodge is the main event of the year for Elks Aidmore foster parents and children.

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  • No Grinch in Savannah

    About 150 kids got the opportunity to see Santa on Sunday, December 17th at the Savannah Elks Lodge #183 in Savannah GA. They feasted on Christmas lunch and got the opportunity to engage in arts and crafts, coloring Christmas pictures in a packed Community room in the Elks Lodge. For the past 3 years the Savannah Elks have received the Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant and sponsored military families from Hunter Army Airfield and Ft. Stewart, and the Savannah Safe Shelter.

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  • Christmas In Conyers

    Every year, people from around the state gather to help support and create memories for the young women in the residential program, and the children and youth in the Conyers Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) program.  The support of the Georgia Elks Aidmore Auxiliaries, and the growing support from our community partners, has been nothing short of spectacular.  This year, gifts were provided to approximately 114 foster children and youth from 75 different individuals and organizations.

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  • Watts Family Donations

    Our gratitude to The Watts Family for their continuing generosity and to all of our Elks Lodges, Auxiliaries and Community Partners, for your amazing dedication and support of the various Elks Aidmore programs.

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  • Toys for Aidmore Event at Atlanta Northlake Elks Lodge

    The Atlanta Northlake Elks Lodge #78 Auxiliary collected toys to be delivered to the foster children in the Elks Aidmore program at their Christmas Party.  Aidmore CEO Abe Wilkinson and his wife, Teresia, visited the Lodge for dinner. Teri Nallet presented $600 in gift cards for the girls in the residential program on the Aidmore main campus, provided by the Atlanta Northlake Elks Lodge #78 Poker Players.

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  • Thanksgiving At Aidmore

    As has been the tradition for the last 25 years, a dedicated group of volunteers (Angels for Aidmore) descended on the Conyers campus to provide the Thanksgiving meal for the residents who were on campus during the holiday.  Coordinators Ed and Saundra Abel (Brunswick) were joined by Pat Harper (Atlanta-Northlake); Heather and Greg Hickey, and their children Christo and Beatrice (Brunswick); Theresa Parker, and her son, Scott (Covington); and Diane Stevens (Eatonton). Read More

  • 2017 Golf Fore Kids Tournament

    Despite a week-long delay imposed by Hurricane Irma, the Golf Fore Kids tournament was finally played on September 22nd at Hard Labor Creek in Rutledge.  Thanks to our golfers, volunteers and many sponsors, the tournament netted over $12,000 for Elks Aidmore programs.  The Golf Fore Kids Committee, under the leadership of John Helgesen, worked diligently to make the tournament a success.

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  • 2017 National Convention

    The Elks National Convention in Reno NV, held July 16-19, was attended by over 7,000 people.  Elks Aidmore was well represented at the Aidmore booth, with lots of people volunteering their time, energy and talents.  The cookbooks generated a little over $900 in sales and the Elks Aidmore Booth received another “5-Star” rating.  Pictured are:  Harriet Thompson, State President of the Georgia Elks Aidmore Auxiliary; Teresia Wilkinson, wife of Elks Aidmore CEO Abe Wilkinson; and, Debbie Olmstead, Past State President of the Georgia Elks Aidmore Auxiliary.

  • Elks Aidmore Is Nationally Accredited

    Elks Aidmore, Inc. is nationally accredited through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). Founded in 1938, Elks Aidmore provides residential treatment, therapeutic foster care, transitional and independent living, volunteer mentoring, experiential education, and a variety of community-based services for youth and their families. The agency has been continuously accredited since 1995.

  • MAAC

    Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC), is a collaboration of 9 member agencies that strives to create a seamless, centralized continuum of care that addresses all of the needs of the child, adolescent and family. MAAC’s 9 member and over 20 contracted agencies team together to create a continuum of support for youth in foster care with youth and family voice and choice at the center of discussion and innovation and collaboration as driving forces. Elks Aidmore was a founding member of MAAC. www.maac4kids.org

  • Aidmore Auction, Fundraising and Awards

    Thanks to a last minute (and very generous) donation of $10,000 from the Waycross Elks Lodge #369, the Georgia Elks Association Annual Convention at Jekyll Island netted over $24,000 for Elks Aidmore.

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  • About Us

    Elks Aidmore, Inc. addresses the needs of youth and families in crisis. Our mission is to provide youth and families in crisis with the necessary skills and resources to help heal their hearts, restore their hopes and rebuild their lives.

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  • Programs

    Elks Aidmore offers four programs including basic care, pre-independent living, independent living, and theraputic foster care. To find out more about any of our programs, follow the link below.

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  • From The CEO’s Desk

    Last December, our youngest granddaughter, Savannah, celebrated her third birthday.  She had been anxiously awaiting the arrival of her birthday because it meant she could begin spending the night with “YaYa and Yo”.  We decided to let her come over on the eve of her birthday for her first “official” overnight. The day went well enough…she was an angel.  At bedtime, the demons were released. No amount of consoling could calm her…

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  • Donate Online

    An important part of the life of the Elks Aidmore Center is participation and support by the public. There are several ways you can get involved and help. Follow the link below to find out more.

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Elks Aidmore, Inc. addresses the needs of youth and families in crisis. Our mission is to provide youth and families in crisis with the necessary skills and resources to help heal their hearts, restore their hopes and rebuild their lives- we have provided services to Georgia’s children for more than eight decades.

We deliver our mission through a wide range of residential treatment and support programs to participants and their families that focus on creating success for at-risk teenagers and young adults.


  • Education- public education through Rockdale Public Schools
  • Affordable safe housing- children live in cottages and are supervised 24 hours a day
  • GED and vocational training – opportunities are provided in partnership with local technical schools and colleges
  • Therapy- each child is provided with individual therapy
  • Health and wellness- we employ a full-time RN to manage the residents health needs.
  • Exercise and recreational facilities- provide on campus facilities for exercise and fun; gym, art/recreation room; ropes course; zip line; swimming pool; tennis court; soccer and baseball field; pond for paddle boating and canoeing; nature walk; etc.
  • Staff- staff is trained and have required certifications
  • Life Skill development- residents are provided with daily 101 life skill development.
  • Transitional services- residents do not age out of care at 18. Residents that are 18 have the option to transition to campus apartments and continue to receive support while attending post secondary school.

The heart of the 141 acre campus is comprised of four cottages, a gymnasium, an administrative building, a computer lab, family house, recreation room, tennis courts, swimming pool, pavilion, camping facilities, ropes course, and a lake for fishing and canoeing. Aidmore also offers camping and other facilities which are open to the public!