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.
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.
To learn as much as possible about the experiences of families with Alzheimer’s or related dementia in this region, to reduce caregiver burden and improve or sustain caregiver physical and emotional health. This is accomplished by identifying the areas that the caregiver feels are their most challenging or where they need help and to link families to the resources/programs that are most appropriate to meet their needs. Once the family is invited to participate in the REACH program, they receive coaching in problem solving skills and how to access information and resources to empower them to continue to cope with their challenges even after the program is ended. Participation in the full GA REACH Project consists of twelve home or telephone based sessions, participation in five telephone discussions with other caregivers.