Elks Aidmore

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

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    A Great Day On The Course

    The day was filed with brilliant sunshine, a gentle breeze and temperatures in the mid-80’s. It was a perfect day for the 18th annual Golf Fore Kids tournament, held September 16th at Hard Labor Creek in Rutledge, Georgia. Twenty-five teams participated in this year’s event, which was dedicated to the memory of Larry Capes. Capes served as Chairman of the Golf Fore Kids committee for many years.

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    Five-Stars For Aidmore

    At last report, almost 6,000 people attended the Elks Grand Lodge Convention in Houston, Texas.  The Elks Aidmore Booth only generated about $1,000 in the sale of cookbooks and miscellaneous items, but received a “Five-Star” rating for the 18th consecutive time.

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    Aidmore Auction, Fundraising and Awards

    The Georgia Elks Association Annual Convention at Jekyll Island netted over $9,400 for Elks Aidmore.  Funds were received from the Aidmore Auctions ($5,152); Marietta Cooler Auction ($625); Eight for Aidmore ($596); Cookbooks ($80); Eatonton Auxiliary ($200); Augusta Auxiliary ($600); Ladies Horseshoes ($200); Covington Elks $1250; and the “$5 Will Get You $10” competition.

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    Friends and Family Day

    Elks Aidmore celebrated Friends and Family Day on May 21st, supported by the Conyers branch of BB&T Insurance Services.  Over 200 people turned out to celebrate the graduations and accomplishments of the children and youth in the Elks Aidmore programs.  Each child and youth was asked to invite friends, family, mentors and case managers to the event.

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    And, They’re Off!

    Over 45 bikes and helmets were donated to the Elks Aidmore’s Therapeutic Foster Care program by Golden State Foods in Conyers.  Through their “Build-A-Bike” program, the organization purchased the bikes and helmets, provided technical support for assembly, and coordinated a seminar with local law enforcement to provide safe riding training.  Over 50 volunteers donated their time on May 14th to make this event a huge success!

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    Elks Aidmore Receives National Accreditation

    Elks Aidmore, Inc. has again achieved national accreditation 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.
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    Savannah Donations

    Donations made to Elks Aidmore during the “Grand March” at the Georgia Elks Association Spring meeting in Savannah totaled over $48,000. Thank you to the Elks Lodges, Auxiliaries, Georgia Elks Association, Georgia Elks Aidmore Auxiliary and many individuals who continue to support the Major State Project.

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    In Memory Of Larry Capes

    Adrian Capes (center), widow of Georgia Elks Association Past State President and Past Elks Aidmore Board Chairman Larry Capes, is surrounded by friends and family following the dedication ceremony at the Elks Aidmore Open House. In memory of Larry Capes, three bricks were placed in the Memorial Brick Plaza and three trees were planted along the Aidmore Living Memorial walkway.

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    New Aidmore Officers

    Officers were elected during the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees on April 30th. Pictured, from left to right, are: GA Elks Association Past State President Jim Gibbs, elected as 1st Vice-Chairman; GA Elks Association Past State President Stanley Santee, elected as 2nd Vice-Chairman; GA Elks Association Past State President Tommy Thompson, re-elected as Secretary; and, Ron Anderson, PER of the Waycross Elks Lodge, elected as Chairman/President. Not pictured is GA Elks Association Past State President Bob Carter, re-elected as Treasurer.

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    Expanding To Savannah

    Elks Aidmore has opened a satellite office in Savannah. The office will provide Therapeutic Foster Care and an array of community-based services. Located at 132 Stephenson Avenue in Savannah, the office is projected to serve 12 children and youth in its first year of operation, expanding to 24 youth by June of 2018.
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    The 10th Annual Kids Katch Fishing Contest

    The 10th annual Kids Katch was held at Elks Aidmore on Saturday 9th, with over 85 registered children participating. With accompanying parents and grandparents, about 150 people were in attendance. The event is co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, which stocks the pond each year.

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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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    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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    From The CEO’s Desk

    Elks Aidmore has been graced with another banner year.  Services are being provided to almost 150 children, youth and families each day, through offices in Conyers and Valdosta.  An office in Savannah has recently been opened and expects to begin accepting placements during the late summer.

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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.

Components

  • 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!