Elks Aidmore

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

  • Enjoy Amazon and Support Aidmore!

    Did you know can you support Elks Aidmore, Inc. every time you make a purchase on Amazon? AmazonSmile is a way for customers to support their favorite charitable organization every time they shop with Amazon. And, there is NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU!

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  • Cancellation Of The Golf Fore Kids Tournament

    Golf Fore Kids Chairman John Helgesen and Elks Aidmore CEO Abe Wilkinson have announced the cancellation of the Golf Fore Kids tournament for 2020. The decision followed careful and prayerful deliberation. To all who participated, volunteered, or sponsored the tournament in the past, we are always grateful for your support.

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  • Take Some Time To Celebrate

    For the staff, foster parents and clients of Elks Aidmore, unprecedented and unique challenges were presented as a result of COVID-19.  The least, not of which, was finishing out the academic year and completing necessary educational requirements.  Commitment and perseverance in the face of adversity builds character; hard work pays off; dreams do come true!

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  • In Grateful Appreciation

    Robert “Bob” Duitsman and his wife Beth, visited the Valdosta office of Elks Aidmore during the 2020 Spring Meeting of the Georgia Elks Association. Lunch was followed by a tour of the facility and an informative PowerPoint presentation. Bob and Beth were presented a certificate acknowledging a brick was being placed in their honor at the Memorial Brick Plaza on the main campus in Conyers GA.

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  • Grand March Winds Supported Aidmore

    Through the end of March, the Georgia Elks Lodges, Auxiliaries and State Associations have contributed $75,618 to support the Elks Aidmore programs. Elks Aidmore is eternally grateful for the continuing support and confidence in the agency’s mission of “healing hearts, restoring hope, rebuilding lives”.

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  • Elks Aidmore is the recipient of a $15,000 General Mills Grant

    Elks Aidmore is the recipient of a $15,000 general operating grant from the General Mills Foundation Hometown Grantmaking Program.

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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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  • 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

    Savannah is our youngest granddaughter. She is five-years old and started Pre-K last August. During her second week in school, she and a new classmate thought it would be fun to stand in their chairs, wave their arms, dance and sing. To make matters worse, it occurred during their lunch period in the school the cafeteria. Their teacher was not amused.

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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!