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 educate parents how to feed their children healthier meals and snacks, save money on food, and reduce the risk of food borne illnesses. Participants learn how to save money on food, plan quick and easy meals for their family, prepare delicious and nutritious recipes and how to keep foods safe to eat. EFNEP also offers sessions for teenage mothers where they learn how to eat healthfully during pregnancy, evaluate whether breast feeding or bottle feeding is best for them and to feed their baby appropriately to help prevent childhood overweight. Also, workshops are offered for children and youth ages 4 to 18 years of age. These programs are offered through after school programs, Headstart, Pre-K and other agencies. Participants learn how to make healthy food choices, wash hands properly and how to prepare easy and healthy snacks. Participants receive a certificate after completion.
Therapeutic education programs, in-school follow up, individualized academic instruction, parent conferences and services, teacher conferences and services
A dedicated, caring and unique group of people serving troubled youth. We provide a nurturing environment necessary to foster change, growth, and maturity so that our children reach their maximum potential. Serving with compassion, skill, effectiveness and respect, we make a difference in each child’s life. Residential Treatment: Each child is supported by a staff consisting of a psychiatrist, a client advocate, Human Service professionals and nursing staff. Educational Program: GA Certified teachers provide the educational program for students. Teachers are trained to work with learning disabilities and behavior disorders. Therapeutic Foster Care: Placement in certified therapeutic foster homes provided. Foster families will be supported with on-going case management and 24-hour crisis intervention as needed.