Family Assistance


Open Arms, Inc.

Operates a long-term 12 bed girl facility and a long-term 12 bed boy facility at the Bridges. The Bridges homes are in confidential locations in Lee County. They are emergency shelters for confirmed cases of abuses and neglect. Children from birth to 18 years old can stay at the Bridges with a DFCS referral. Foster Care: This is an approved child placing agency. GA Center for Child Traumatic Stress: This provides mental health interventions to children and adolescence that have experienced trauma. Runaway & Homeless: Provides shelter and safety to runaway and homeless youth. Transitional Living: Provides a safe and stable home for youth transitioning out of foster care or those youth who are homeless. Program is available to youth between 18 and 21 years old. Street Outreach: Provides a drop-in center, personal items, clothes, and food for runaway and homeless youth.

TLC Foster Parent Program

Placement: Regularly accept referrals from the DFCS, DJJ, and Mental Health agencies. Open to working with private families but suggest that community assistance be explored before considering out of home placement. Referrals are received by completing the online admission referral packet located on this website.  Upon request, a referral packet can be mailed or faxed but please include a social summary and/or a current (within one year) psychological evaluation. All mailed and faxed referrals should be sent to the Intake Coordinator. Immediate Care: Provide temporary placement for children in crisis situations. Children can stay in this facility for up to 90 days. Housing is available for a total of 16 children, 8 boys and 8 girls. The purpose is to prepare the residents for a permanent placement by providing emotional support and guidance with behavior management.

GA Industrial Children’s Home

Protect and care for troubled children and their families in a safe, stable environment while providing quality care to help others help themselves.

The Vashti Center

Provide children, youth and families with resources necessary to grow physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Their goal is to change destructive behavior patterns, establish new behaviors, develop coping skills, to promote increased self-esteem, to establish more appropriate perceptions of self and others, and to enjoy life to the fullest.

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