Elks Aidmore

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

  • 2017 Golf Fore Kids Tournament

    Despite a week-long delay imposed by Hurricane Irma, the Golf Fore Kids tournament was finally played on September 22nd at Hard Labor Creek in Rutledge.  Thanks to our golfers, volunteers and many sponsors, the tournament netted over $12,000 for Elks Aidmore programs.  The Golf Fore Kids Committee, under the leadership of John Helgesen, worked diligently to make the tournament a success.

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  • 2017 National Convention

    The Elks National Convention in Reno NV, held July 16-19, was attended by over 7,000 people.  Elks Aidmore was well represented at the Aidmore booth, with lots of people volunteering their time, energy and talents.  The cookbooks generated a little over $900 in sales and the Elks Aidmore Booth received another “5-Star” rating.  Pictured are:  Harriet Thompson, State President of the Georgia Elks Aidmore Auxiliary; Teresia Wilkinson, wife of Elks Aidmore CEO Abe Wilkinson; and, Debbie Olmstead, Past State President of the Georgia Elks Aidmore Auxiliary.

  • Dalton Grand Opening

    Georgia Elks Association President Dwaine Lovingood (LaFayette), cuts the ribbon the during the Grand Opening of the Dalton office. Joining Lovingood in the ceremony were members of local Elks Lodges and Auxiliaries, community supporters and Elks Aidmore staff. The most recent addition to Elks Aidmore locations, the Dalton office, located at 105 N. Pentz Street, will offer Therapeutic Foster Care services to children and youth in the northwest corner of Georgia.

  • Grand Re-Opening Of Valdosta Office

    Ron Anderson, President of the Board of Trustees of Elks Aidmore, Inc., cuts the ribbon during the Grand Re-Opening of the Valdosta office. Joining Anderson in the ribbon-cutting ceremony were from left to right: Cathy Burks, Recruiter/Office Manager; Kamini Ramcharran, Director of Community Programs, South Georgia; Ron Anderson, Elks Aidmore CEO Abe Wilkinson, and Elks Aidmore COO Vickey Hale. They are joined by members of the Lowndes-Valdosta Chamber of Commerce (in the green jackets).

  • Elks Aidmore, Inc. in Dalton

    We are ecstatic to announce the opening of the Elks Aidmore, Inc. Dalton satellite office for Therapeutic Foster Care!  The Dalton location opened February 13, 2017 and is the third satellite office to open.  It is the only satellite office north of Atlanta and will serve the northwest Georgia area within 50 miles of Dalton.

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  • Elks Aidmore Rebuilds Lives One at a Time

    Elks Aidmore was recently featured in an article for Georgia State Homes.

     

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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.

  • Aidmore Auction, Fundraising and Awards

    Thanks to a last minute (and very generous) donation of $10,000 from the Waycross Elks Lodge #369, the Georgia Elks Association Annual Convention at Jekyll Island netted over $24,000 for Elks Aidmore.

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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 (post-election: Mr. Gibbs passed away in July 2017), 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.

  • 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

    For several months, our four-year old granddaughter, Lexi, visited a local farm with her mother.  They gathered fresh eggs, rode horses and, in general, just enjoyed being outdoors.  Lately, we noticed she was not talking about her visits to the farm.  We asked her why.  Lexi replied, “One day, we went to the farm and Henrietta was laying scrambled eggs…then, Poof!, she was in Heaven!”

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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.

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!