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Lindsey's Place

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Camps, Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Children & Youth, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Human Services, Sports, Youth Development Programs

Mission: The mission of Lindsey's Place is to enrich the lives of children and young adults with special needs by creating a residential experience that promotes self-esteem, self- confidence, and independence. Our focus is to provide experiential programs that promote personal growth in a nurturing environment that is challenging, creative, social, and positive.

Results: We have begun our capital campaign to move forward with a facility of our own. Fundraising supports have grown in the few years we have existed and community involvement is growing. With 3 successful weekend camper sessions, we have served approximately 21 campers, with a high rate of returning campers. Our 4th weekend is coming in April with hopes to host up to 12 campers.

Programs: As funding permits, we offer weekend residential camp programs. We hope to grow and become a year round facility.

Community Stories

158 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I want to with greatly thank Lindsey's place for their effort to empower the different categories of vulnerable children, am a youth in Uganda a country in the Eastern part of Africa,particulary the northern part of uganda,we experienced several wars in the early 2000 and this has left behind alarming negative effects on the natives,orpans,disable children,famine,and illiteracy levels so high,children have no hope at all in their lives,government makes efforts to improve their lives but its never enough,i am kindly requesting Lindsey's place to if posible extend your good work to Africa with time,as God will abundantly continue blessing you for every your efforts to improve the lives of brothers and sisters ,i took my time to write this for the hope that my prayers will be answered some day through your consideration thanks, cotyemma29@gmail.com

Donor

Rating: 5

I am making a donation in memory of a good friend that was a Director of Special Needs. He was the director of our State Support team. This gift to Lindsey's Place is to be used for the children with special needs. Brad had a true heart for children that needed educational help, representation, or just giving his advise of how to better serve the children.

This is my gift to my administrator, who had a unique friendship with Brad. He was her educational advisor, co-worker, and a special friend that made him a special member of her family.

Brad will be forever in our hearts. What a wonderful way to remember Brad!

Monica44

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lindsey's Place is such an asset to our community. My friend Jenn endorses every event they hold!

Paula40

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Daughter Nykiah was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at birth and unable to walk. We heard about Lindsey's Place through one of the Nurses that help care for "Lindsey" Hart (the young Lady for whom this awesome place bears the name). We put in the application to attend but, could not afford the entire cost. Being that Lindsey's Place promises not to turn down a Camper, my daughter was able to attend! This was her first time in 10yrs ever being away from us for an extended period and especially overnight. We were nervous but quickly became "at ease" when we got our first phone call from Nykiah expressing how much fun she was having!!! It was such a joy to hear her laugh and talk about all the people (Friends) she was meeting and all the Games she was playing! She did things she'd never done before! She felt FREE and was elated to have a place where everyone is jus like her! No one to judge or stare, just plain happiness and love! I would and do recommend Lindsey's Place to everyone I know who has a child with a disability. Nykah has attended the Camp 3 times since then and each time it gets better and better!! She looks forward to "her time away" from her Twin Sister

Robert99

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with two events with Lindsey's Place in the past year. You can tell from all of the hard work and devotion of the board members and volunteers that this is an amazing group of people. I will not hesitate to volunteer my time to this organization again. I know that the time and energy we spend that every bit of it goes to help a child's life.

1 Donna M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lindsey's Place is like nothing else in this area. It provides a camping experience for children and young adults. The things I like the most are that the people involved really care about this organization and the campers. Also, the organization isn't limited to just one type of disability. It is open to people with all different types of disabilities.

Previous Stories

Board Member

Rating: 5

It’s so great to finally have a place in the southeast area that affords children and young adults with disabilities a place where they can have fun and enjoy a camping experience like so many other non-disabled individuals. Lindsey’s Place allows young people with all types of disabilities, to engage in camp-like activities that they would normally miss out on. They do so many fun things during camp– they sing, dance, play games, draw, paint, and make new friends. Life can be so challenging and hard for these children a daily basis. If you’re ever fortunate enough to see the faces of these special young people light up while at camp, it’s something that you will never forget. Lindsey’s Place is a wonderful organization. It’s definitely a special place for very special people.

Donna Myers, Savannah, GA

Alexandria D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This retreat was the most amazing weekend I have had ever. I am totally visually impaired and Lindsey's Place gave me a great place to just be a young person without feeling like I have a disability. I met some inspiring fellow campers and some very caring staff. I am looking forward to returning for another weekend.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lindsey's Place was founded by wonderful people who put smiles on the faces of children and adults with special needs. It is an inspiration to watch the volunteers interact with the campers and provide them with an unforgettable experience.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

My 20 year old grandchild has attended Lindsey's Place weekend retreat twice now and has moved to a new level of being without Mom and Dad being there through the night. The staff is well trained and the venues have been great, especially the one just held in Savannah. I was able to enjoy my weekend and sleep without any concerns for her well being.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I know the person who inspired this camp and how much she benefitted from attending one "up north" before. I hope everyone will support it with their gifts and time as something that is unique and much needed in our area run by top notch people solely dedicated to improving the quality of life of adults with disabilities.

Johanna

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Linsays place is a wonderful camp for people with disabilities.
Everyone at linsays place are dedicated to provide a fun, positive experience to the campers.

Review from Guidestar

Jemel Y.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

lindseys place rocks.......... great people & great cause

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Lindseys Place is a wonderful organization for the disabled. I have donated to this wonderful organization and followed their growth. This is a great charity. Let's help Lindsey's Place continue their mission.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lindsey's Place is amazing! Every child deserves to feel like they belong and are loved for who they are. Lindsey's Place does that and so much more. Thank you Lindsey's Place!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lindseys Place is a fantastic initiative for disabled youth. Well done to all those who make it happen.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have worked with young people with Special Needs for 15 years. I cannot stress enough the importance that Lindsey's Place holds for the lives of these individuals. Organisations for able bodied young people are readilly avaliable and those with Special Needs can be overlooked. I understand that this is especially the case in the South East where Lindsey's Place is.
At Lindsey's PLace individuals can experience a wide range of activities adapted to their needs, they can socialze, make friends and most importantly feel valued and equal to any other. Such experiences can stay with them for a lifetime, enhancing general quality of life by raising confidence and self esteem.
It is also important to comment on the benefit this organisation has for the families of these young people, providing much needed respite and comfort in the knowledge that their child or sibling is being cared for so well.
Lyndsey's place began as a vision and that vision is now a reality. I hope that they are able to continue and grow.

Review from Guidestar

Shannon L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lindsey's Place benefits many communities and their children. What a wonderful camp!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Such a wonderful program. There needs to be more programs of this type.

Donor

Rating: 5

We support this wonderful camp! We have watched it grow from the beginning.

Kristin N.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I can't wait until my son can go to Camp at Lindsey's place! Great place in a great community!

Theresa B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful charity to help benefit those who need it the most...outstanding work of love for these poor children who aren't as fortunate as most children and could use the support and build-up of their self-esteem!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

disadvantaged children are the responsibility of us all. Thank you Lindsey's place for carrying the torch for us.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Lindsey's place holds a great mission for those who are not as fortunate as we.

Patsy G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

People who devote their lifes to helping others must be commended, Lindsey's Place is an excellent example of this and must be congratulated for bringing joy and happiness to thoes who need it most.

Donor

Rating: 5

Please continue your wonderful work for those in our society who are less privileged than others as far as mobility and cognitive awareness. Lindseys Place is OUTSTANDING!!

Volunteer

Rating: 3

Nice place for kids with special needs, they have a great place to have fun and feel part of something.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am familiar with the mission of this organization because I have volunteered at fund raisers for many years for a similar camp on Long Island. The children served by Lindsey's Place are in need of a positive experience where they can be themselves. LP provides a safe, nurturing environment for the kids. Here here!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization that is desperately needed not only here in the southeast but all over the world, there are children, youth and adults all over his world that have disabilities and just want to have a fun loving life like we all do, and to have a organization like Lindsey's Place is a saving grace for many...just a piece of joy for many to experience in a life that we people without disabilities really and truly take for granted! The Hart Family I have known since I was a little girl in our Church....I wish nothing but goodwill and pray that they can and will succeed with Lindsey's Place future expansion!!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am in awe at the efforts and determination displayed by the people creating this wonderful organization. It is especially inspiring amidst the economic uncertainty causing even more of a challenge to young fledgling non-profits like this. I send nothing but positive intentions, well wishes and much gratitude for Lindseys Place.

Kelsey O.

Donor

Rating: 5

Lindsey's Place offers a fun and loving environment for young adults with special needs where they can embrace their individuality and be themselves. I think its a wonderful organization. The staff and the directors are doing this because they love it - and you can see the heart and care that is put into everything they do.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Phenominal place that is needed. It changes lives.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lindsey's Place was founded through the eyes of love for people with physical disabilities. I support this organization 110%.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lindsey's Place does a great job to provide opportunities for young adults with disabilities to live a normal life. They go to camp and provide opportunities for these kids to be able to get together and have fun. They do a wonderul job..

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a person with a mentally disabled sister. I strongly approve of the efforts of Lindsey's Place and excited to see in this difficult political climate so much hope and energy being directed to this non-profit. I look forward to seeing its suceed!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I believe that Lindsey's Place offers a safe and nurturing environment for those with learning disabilities.Having had a younger brother with just such an affliction,the organization that Clay attended was very similar to that of Lindsey's Place and what he gained from Green Acres was invaluable.He would come home excited,happy and with a new sense of "self".I cannot stress the importance of places such as these and I hope that the money can always be found that will keep Lindsey's Place and others like it operating far into the future. Richard Bobbitt