Elks Aidmore

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

  • 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.

  • Standing Tall at Christmas

    The old African proverb, “it takes a village to raise a child”, has never been more true that it was for Aidmore this Christmas.  In fact, several “villages” came together, from all over the state of Georgia, to make Christmas 2018 one to remember. The support of the Georgia Elks Lodges, Georgia Elks Aidmore Auxiliaries, and the growing support from our community partners, has been absolutely amazing. 

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  • 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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  • 2018 Cruise for Aidmore

    The 2018 Cruise for Aidmore raised $2,100 for Elks Aidmore.  Celebrity Cruises donated $900, with Edgewood Travel and the Savannah Elks Auxiliary contributing $1,200. The cruise was coordinated by Susan Disney-Greenberg of Edgewood Travel.  She is also a member and Past President of the Savannah Elks Auxiliary. Pictured are Susan Disney Greenberg, Past President, Savannah Elks Auxiliary; me; Jamie Mulvaney, Past President, Savannah Elks Auxiliary.

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  • 2018 Elks National Convention

    The Elks National Convention held July 1-4 in San Antonio TX, was attended by approximately 8,500 people.  The organization celebrated its 150th anniversary during the convention. The Elks Aidmore Booth received another “5-Star” rating.  The Georgia Elks and Auxiliaries were well represented at the Aidmore booth, with lots of people volunteering their time, energy and talents.

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  • Aidmore Auction/Fundraisers

    It was another very successful year for Elks Aidmore during the Georgia Elks Association state convention held at the beginning of June. The annual Aidmore Auction netted $6,279 in proceeds for the various Elks Aidmore programs. The traditional “Cooler Raffle” by the Marietta Elks Aidmore Auxiliary broke their previous record by raising $975.

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  • 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.

  • Aidmore Contribution Awards

    At the Saturday night banquet of the Georgia Elks Association annual meeting, Aidmore Contribution Contest Awards were presented to the following Lodges and Auxiliaries by Elks Aidmore CEO Abe Wilkinson. Pictured are Harriet Thompson, Georgia Elks Aidmore Auxiliary Past President, John Helgesen, GEA Past State President and Delane Crawford, District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler SE.

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  • Atlanta Northlake Auxiliary Luau

    The Atlanta Northlake Elks Aidmore Auxiliary held their annual luau on May 19th, with proceeds benefiting Elks Aidmore. Pictured, from left to right:  Peggy Jones, local Aidmore Auxiliary Chairman; Pat Harper, Past State President, Georgia Elks Aidmore Auxiliary; John Helgesen, Elks Aidmore Trustee and Past State President of the Georgia Elks Association; Abe Wilkinson, CEO, Elks Aidmore,; and Dan Lindsey, Exalted Ruler, Atlanta Northlake Elks Lodge #78.

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

  • From The CEO’s Desk

    In May of this year, Teresia and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary.  We had a small, private ceremony in our church to renew our vows.  Two of our grandkids, Lexi (age 6) and Savannah (age 3) were in attendance.  The ceremony was short, and afterwards we took the family out for dinner to celebrate.  The next day, Lexi went to school and announced to everyone that her “YaYa and Yo got married”.  This is how rumors get started.

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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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  • 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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  • 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, 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!