Elks Aidmore

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

  • May Is National Foster Care Month

    Not everyone can be a foster parent, or a direct care worker in a residential program. It’s a tough job! Yet, everyone can help in some way. There are roughly 450,000 children in foster care today in the United States…over 15,000 of those live in Georgia. Foster care is in crisis and there are children right now who need your help.

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  • Coronavirus Update

    The Golf Fore Kids tournament scheduled for May 1 st was postponed to September 11th . Our annual Open House scheduled for May 2nd was cancelled. The meetings of the Elks Aidmore Finance Committee, Executive Committee and Board of Trustees were cancelled and will be rescheduled at a time when it becomes safe for us to meet face-to-face. Our Council on Accreditation site-visit scheduled for April 6-7 has been postponed indefinitely.

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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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  • Ginn Motor Company

    Billy Fortson, Dealer Principal of Ginn Motor Company in Covington, Georgia, has been a major sponsor of the Elks Aidmore Golf Fore Kids tournament for the past 20 years. In appreciation of his support, Elks Aidmore presented him with a clock acknowledging his on-going support, which he has again pledged for 2020. Pictured (left to right): Bobby Lassiter, Covington Elks Lodge; Billy Fortson, Ginn Motor Company; Abe Wilkinson, Els Aidmore CEO.

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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 is the recipient of a 2016 Nissan Maxima

    Just in time for Christmas, Elks Aidmore was the recipient of a 2016 Nissan Maxima. GEICO donates vehicles to the National Auto Body Council’s (NABC) Recycled Rides™ program to help individuals, families, or organizations in need of a hand. Elks Aidmore extends its gratitude to GEICO, Enterprise and Friendship Paint and Body for this generous donation.

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  • Merry Christmas In Georgia

    The Christmas holidays can be an especially emotional and challenging time for children in foster care. However, Christmas Angels from all over the state of Georgia ensured the children and youth served by Elks Aidmore were well taken care of this Christmas.

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    The Atlanta Northlake Elks Aidmore Auxiliary sponsored a toy drive for Elks Aidmore, collecting boxes and bags of toys, games and stuffed animals, as well as two bicycles. Pictured are the members of the Atlanta Northlake Elks Aidmore Auxiliary, joined by members of the Marietta Elks Aidmore Auxiliary and Georgia Elks Aidmore Auxiliary State President Heather Hickey.

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  • Elks Aidmore Receives Grant

    Elks Aidmore received a $2,500 grant from the American Family Insurance Community of Dreamers Foundation. The grant application was submitted to American Family Insurance agent Richard Wright by Karen Coe, On-Call Specialist for Elks Aidmore. It is truly inspirational when a staff member takes the initiative to show this level of support for the Elks Aidmore programs.

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  • 21st Annual Golf Fore Kids Tournament

    The 21st Annual Golf Fore Kids tournament raised over $15,000 for the various Elks Aidmore programs. The Course at Hard Labor Creek in Rutledge GA hosted the event Friday, September 13th . The extremely hot and humid weather did nothing to temper the spirits and enthusiasm of the golfers and volunteers.

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  • Nalley Toyota Sponsors Aidmore Golf Fore Kids Tournament

    The 21st Aidmore Golf Fore Kids Tournament  is proud to announce it has a new sponsor!  The check for $500.00 was delivered by Darryl Jefferson, General Manager at Nalley Toyota to John Helgesen PSP , Chairman of the Aidmore Golf Tournament. Several golfers will also be at the Tournament to represent Nalley Toyota and enjoy this special event on September 13th at The Creek at Hard Labor in Rutledge,GA.

  • Vance Rhodes Recognized For His Work On Behalf Of Aidmore

    During the Annual Convention of the Georgia Elks Association, Vance Rhodes was presented an engraved wall clock in appreciation and recognition for his many years of working on behalf of Elks Aidmore.  Pictured are:  Ron Anderson, Elks Aidmore Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Vance Rhodes, Georgia Elks Association Past State President. Read More

  • Special Recognition Awards Presented To Toby Sexton Tire Company & The Lake Oconee Elks Lodge & Canteen

    During the Annual Convention of the Georgia Elks Association, special recognition awards were presented to Toby Sexton Tire Company and the Lake Oconee Elks Lodge and Canteen for their continuing support of the annual Elks Aidmore Golf Fore Kids tournament.

  • Outstanding Youth Award

    At the 2019 Georgia Conference on Children and Families, Jordan D. received the Outstanding Youth Award for 2019.  The Georgia Conference on Children and Families is the largest interdisciplinary event in Georgia, designed to bring together the community that serves children and families.  The conference was attended by nearly 500 participants.

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  • Aidmore At The Elks Grand Lodge Convention

    The Georgia Elks Aidmore booth received another “5-Star” rating at the BPOE Grand Lodge Convention with the assistance of some amazing and wonderful volunteers. $928 was raised from the sale of Aidmore pins, fans and bracelets. Another $197.50 was raised by the sale of state pins for the Georgia Elks Association.

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  • Aidmore Strikes Gold at Jekyll

    Nearly $17,000 was raised for Elks Aidmore during the Georgia Elks Association annual convention held on Jekyll Island in June. The Silent and Live Auctions generated $6,226. The traditional “Marietta Cooler”, dedicated to the honor and memory of Barbara Jean Miller, Past State President of the Georgia Elks Aidmore Auxiliary, raised $577. Ladies Horseshoes raised an additional $400, also in memory of Barbara.

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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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  • Our Shining Stars

    The Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC) holds an annual fundraising and recognition event titled “A Starry Night”.  Each year, MAAC recognizes four Adult Shining Stars and four Youth Shining Stars. At the 2019 event, two of the Youth Shining Stars were from Elks Aidmore. 

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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!