Youth Resources


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

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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