Elks Aidmore

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

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    9th Annual Kids Katch Fishing Contest

    Each winter, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources stocks the pond at Elks Aidmore with approximately 2500 catfish fingerlings. In the spring, the pond is made available to the public for an event that has come to be known as “Kids Katch.” Stormy weather threatened to postpone the event on April 25th, but the storms subsided by 9am and over 200 people wandered in and participated in this year’s tournament.

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    2014 Georgia Conference on Children and Families

    Elks Aidmore CEO Abe Wilkinson and his wife, Teresia, attended the 2014 Georgia Conference on Children and Families.  Elks Aidmore was a sponsor for the conference and hosted an exhibitor table for the agency.

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    Cycling Competitions

    Cross country cyclists gathered on the Elks Aidmore campus during the weekend of September 27th-28th to participate in two days of cycling competitions.  The event drew  approximately 200 participants from several states.  The organized event, run by coordinator Jim Behning from Covington, donated over $4,000 to the Elks Aidmore programs.

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    General Mills

    The General Mills Community Partnership Council, representing the Covington plant, recently awarded Elks Aidmore a $5,000 grant in support of the programs offered by the agency. The General Mills Community Partnership Council, as part of the Corporate Big G, donated a total of $200,000 to approximately 20 non-profits in the surrounding counties.

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    Wells Fargo

    Elks Aidmore was honored by Wells Fargo with a $1,000 grant at the Days of Giving celebration in Atlanta on Oct. 22. Elks Aidmore was among 65 groups chosen by the bank’s team members for the recognition taking place at ZOO Atlanta. The donation helped push total giving to more than $1.5 million across Georgia since the program’s beginning six years ago. Pictured are Vickey Hale, Director of Residential Services for Elks Aidmore, and Mike Peoples, representing the Wells Fargo office in Conyers.

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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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    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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    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!