Elks Aidmore

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

  • 2019 Golf Fore Kids Tournament

    Join us for our 21st annual Golf Fore Kids charitable golf tournament at the beautiful Hard Labor Creek state park on Friday September 19th. Registration information can be found via the link below.

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  • Our Shining Stars

    The Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC) holds an annual fundraising and recognition event titled “A Starry Night”.  Each year, MAAC recognizes four Adult Shining Stars and four Youth Shining Stars. At the 2019 event, two of the Youth Shining Stars were from Elks Aidmore. 

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  • Celebrating Our Graduates

    Congratulations to our graduates, and the staff and families who have supported them. We are very proud of these milestone accomplishments they have attained in their lives.

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  • Elks Aidmore Receives Grant

    The North Georgia United Methodist Housing and Homeless Council has awarded a $7,500 grant to Elks Aidmore to assist in the agency’s capital campaign.  In an e-mail from the NGUMHHC, Director Laura Rappold wrote, “Thank you for your ministry in the community. We are grateful for your work and for the opportunity to partner with you”.

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  • Elks Aidmore Presents Bridgestone, Inc. With A Plaque

    In grateful appreciation for their continuing support of Golf Fore Kids, Elks Aidmore recently presented a plaque to Bridgestone, Inc.  Pictured left to right are: Mandy Callaway, Bridgestone HR Coordinator; Dan Murphy, Bridgestone President/CEO; John Helgesen, Chairman, Golf Fore Kids; and Abe Wilkinson, Elks Aidmore CEO.

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  • Elks Aidmore is the recipient of a $20,000 General Mills Grant

    Elks Aidmore is the recipient of a $20,000 general operating grant from the General Mills Foundation Hometown Grantmaking Program. General Mills has been a grantor to Elks Aidmore for many years, but this marks the largest grant ever received from the corporation.

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  • Grand March

    During the spring meeting of the Georgia Elks Association, held at the Savannah Elks Lodge #183 in Savannah GA, Elks Aidmore received over $40,000 in donations. Pictured from left to right are Mary Ann Goodrich, Savannah Elks Auxiliary; Mickie Emmett, President, Georgia Elks Aidmore Auxiliary; and Ron Anderson, Chairman of the Elks
    Aidmore Board of Trustees.

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  • Elks Aidmore Recognized As The “Outstanding Agency” For 2018

    Elks Aidmore was recognized as the “Outstanding Agency” for 2018 during the Georgia Conference on Children and Families, held in Augusta, October 17th-19th.

  • We Just Keep on Driving

    The 20th annual Golf Fore Kids tournament, held on September 14th, 2018 at The Creek at Hard Labor golf course in Rutledge, Georgia, attracted 116 players.  The fundraiser generated nearly $15,000 to support the various programs of Elks Aidmore.

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  • Special Aidmore Recognitions

    During the Georgia Elks Association annual convention, Elks Aidmore presented recognition awards to several individuals who have made special contributions. Pictured are Harriet Thompson, Georgia Elks Aidmore Auxiliary Past President, John Helgesen, GEA Past State President and Stanley Santee, GEA Past State President.

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  • It Only Takes a Spark

    It only takes a spark to get a fire going”.

    Words from “Pass It On”, copyrighted in 1969.  In this instance, our spark was Linda Richardson, Billing and Accounts Receivable Manager for Elks Aidmore, who was trying to find a fundraiser for Elks Aidmore.  With the assistance of Covington Pitmaster Sonny James, the use of the BBQ pit at Shiloh United Methodist Church, and a number of community volunteers, the spark grew into a flame.

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  • Elks Aidmore Celebrates 80 Years

    Thanks to the many individuals, for their countless hours and tireless efforts, that laid the foundation for this amazing program. Thanks to all of you who continue to serve on the Board, raise money in your local areas, and individually donate your time, talents and financial support. Because of you, we DO make a difference in the lives of Georgia’s children through “healing hearts, restoring hopes, and rebuilding lives.”

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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

    Through Elks Aidmore, we are doing God’s work.  We give the praise and the glory to Him. We give thanks to all of you who contribute in so many ways to the mission that is Elks Aidmore.

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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!