Elks Aidmore

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

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    2016 Golf Fore Kids Tournament

    The 18th Annual Golf Fore Kids tournament, benefiting Elks Aidmore, is scheduled for Friday, September 16th at The Course at Hard Labor in Rutledge GA. Registration is limited to 120. Twelve cabins at Hard Labor Creek have been reserved on a first-come-first serve basis. For more information, or to reserve one of the cabins at Hard Labor, please contact Abe Wilkinson at 770-483-3535 or abe@elksaidmore.net

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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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    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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    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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    Pickin’ And Grinnin’

    On behalf of the Country Pickers Reunion, Donnie and Cathy Griggs present a $1,500 check to Elks Aidmore CEO Abe Wilkinson. Donnie and Cathy are members of the Atlanta Northlake Elks Lodge #78. The Reunion was held on February 28th at the VFW Post 5290 in Conyers, Georgia. The next Country Pickers Reunion will be held in late February 2017, also at the American Legion in Conyers, with proceeds from the charity event again earmarked for Elks Aidmore.

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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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    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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    From The CEO’s Desk- Different Backgrounds, Common Causes

    Through your support of Elks Aidmore, over the past eight decades, YOU have made a difference in the lives of thousands of Georgia’s children, youth and families. Won’t you ask others to join us as we continue to grow and move into new parts of the state, impacting even more lives?

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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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    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!