Elks Aidmore accepted my granddaughter into their residential program when I desperately needed help with her because she was totally out of control. She has mental illness and is seriously emotionally disturbed. Aidmore has helped her in many ways, including improved communication skills, anger management, coping skills & independent life skills. The Aidmore staff really cares & is very supportive of their kids. They provided counseling, group therapy, medical, medications & dental as well as a safe, secure home away from home. They take the children on numerous outings and provide activities on campus as well. It would be a very good place to go when a child is in a crisis situation and has trouble being placed in a foster home. Aidmore helps when there is no one else to help you. I give their program high marks for what they have accomplished for Georgia's kids and what they can do for our kids in the future.
Elks Aux. & Elks Lodge do a lot of comunity svce, gives people a chance to know & keep friends in town.sponsor little league teams, support achildrens home in Conyers,Ga.have Halloween party for all children in town,have a swimming pool for families to use.
I have volunteered my time and services with Elks Aidmore for more than eights years now. They truly have a remarkable program. The services they provide are top-notch and you will not find a more caring staff. Aidmore is an asset to the children and families they serve in Georgia.
Aidmore is more than just a home for children that need help. Its the security and foundation for these children to grow and develope the potential for the people they will become.
Elks Aidmore has been helping children for over 80 years. Our goals have changed over the years depending on the needs of our children. Our programs now include Residential, Transitional Living, Community Based Alternatives for Youth and Therapeudic Foster Care. The Residential is the most challenging due to shortcomings in funding. We have some of the most "difficult" kids who require the most attention that can be provided.
With this being said, we are "proud" of our programs and will continue to help "Kids" in what ever way we can.
I went to high school with girls who lived at Elks Aidmore. Many if which became my friends and shared a few things with me about their experience. They were all there for various reasons, but the one thing that was consistent with each girl was that they felt like they had a home there and that if they needed anything, a staff member was always there to listen and give a helping hand. They were surrounded by others that had similar situations and some even felt for the first time in their lives they had a big family to turn to.
The Elks Aidmore Center provides a safe home for the youth in the state of Georgia who suffered from neglect and abuse in a parental environment. My husband who is an Elk and I as an Auxiliary member have been supporters since its inception. Our Auxiliary has sponsored several young women over the years at Christmas and special events. Two young women that particularly touched our hearts came in with a chip on their shoulder that was a challenge to remove. And as we requested them to be our Christmas child each year, recognizing birthdays and seeking them out at each visit, the chip was gone and they began to look forward to seeing us. Each completed high school with one joining the military and the other completing graduate studies, have made their way into a life that was only a dream. Aidmore and it's supporters have made many dreams come true, sending productive young adults to serve our country in their chosen vocation. What greater reward than this?
Carol Gregg wrote
I have been going to Aidmore for 10 years representing the Elks. We go in the Spring to help the girls plant flower and cleaned up the yards and we take gifts at the Christmas Party. It is interesting to talk with the Girls and to follow up with them the next time we see them.
Elks Aidmore is a home away from home for children who need help and a safe place to grow (physically, emotionally, spiritually, etc.). The staff at Aidmore does a wonderful job in all areas mentioned. Aidmore is "the Village" that helps young people be the best they can be.
Many years ago I attended a Christmas decorating party and had the blessing of meeting a beautiful young girl who had been removed from her home because of abuse. Her story touched my heart so that I have never missed another Christmas party since. That was 19 years ago. Since then the young people who have crossed my path at the Children's Center have continued to be a blessing in my life. The work done by the staff is truly fantastic. It has truly been an exciting experience to watch the improvements in these young people's lives through the dedication of all the people associated with the center.