Family Assistance

Girl Scouts of Southwest GA Lee County Unit

Meeting the developmental, educational, emotional and social needs and interests of girls ages 5 to 17. Delivering programs through troop/group experiences that further teach positive relationships with others, service to the community, development of values and a deepening of self-worth. We accomplish this mission through individual, troop and group experiences facilitated by qualified adults and community support

Service Area(s): Lee Sumter

Sumter County Schools ASTEP

To provide for each child a supportive, interesting, and adult-supervised environment for after-school care. During their after-school hours, the children who attend these programs enjoy hobbies, assist in chores, complete homework assignments, engage in self-discovery play, and improve physical fitness

Service Area(s): Sumter

Easter Seals Southern GA, Inc.

Easter Seals Southern Georgia serves adults and children with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  Adult Vocational services with job coaching and transition services, work adjustment and work evaluation. Adult Day Solutions program ensures that people with developmental disabilities experience valued roles in the community located in Albany, Tifton, Cordele, Thomasville, Vienna, and Leesburg. The Community Living Support Program is designed to enable individuals with disabilities to lead an independent life free from institutional atmosphere. Residential Services provide group home living and support in family home or apartment. Family Support is a broad based category that serves children and adults, ages 3 and up. The goal of family support is to keep families together, until the individual with a disability chooses to live independently. Megan’s House is a children’s respite home, located in Albany, Valdosta and Waycross; care provided by Megan’s House may be used for a crisis situation or for a scheduled break.  Champions for Children program is for children under the age of 18 who do not qualify for any type of public assistance, including the Katie Beckett waiver.  Offices are located throughout South Georgia in Albany, Valdosta, Waycross, Savannah, Jessup, Americus, and Vienna covering a 60 county area.

Hephzibah Children’s Home

To provide a Christ-centered, safe, and wholesome residential environment for at-risk children and young people. Residential Group Home for children ages 6-18 needing levels of care I, II and III. 60-bed facility (six group homes), most children are in state custody. Level of Care I: Occasional mild and emotional and/or behavioral problems that interfere with the child’s ability to function in the family, school and/or community. The focus of care is on reassurance, consistency and regular parenting type activities with guidance and supervision needed to develop normalized social skills to ensure emotional and physical well-being. Level of Care II: Mild emotional and/or behavioral management problems that interfere with the child’s ability to function in the family, school and/or community. Likely has a mental health diagnosis. Behaviors include infrequent impulsive or deliberate acts result in minor property destruction, nonviolent anti-social acts and some oppositional behavior. Care, treatment and supervision are provided in the supportive settings of residential facilities. Level of Care III: Moderate and/or occasional serious emotional and/or behavioral management problems that interfere with his/her ability to function in the family, school and/or community outside of a therapeutic setting. Supervision and treatment are provided through therapeutic activities designed to improve the child’s social, emotional and educational functioning and to teach pro-social, adaptive skills.

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