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Lindsey's Place

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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

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

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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

Jemel Y.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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

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..

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lindsey's Place provides opportunites for special needs young adults to have fun! It is a great nonprofit founded by Lindsey's mom (my sister) and is filling a special need in the southeast! It's great!!

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Its places like lindseys place, that give every child a childhood they deserve, everybody is there to have fun and enjoy themselves, having had the opportunity to work at places like lindseys place it was a pleasure and everybody should spend some time working at places like this, having had the chance to see what these sort of camps have on childrens lifes, whether its from having chances to undertake in activities that everyone else takes for granted, or just hanging out with friends. camps like lindseys place are like goldust, should be appreciated as much as possible and encouraged to keep running for as long as possibe

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I think it is awesome for this organization to get started in the Southeast. Lindsey is my cousin and I know that she would love to get Lindsey's Place started so she can enjoy being around new friends and everyone at the camp. She used to go to a place like this over the summer and LOVED it. SHe never quite smiling.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I know very little about lindseys place but I do know that Kara Billingham is a inspiration and has been involved in similar successful organisations for many years and has devoted large amounts of time helping children with disabilities and has changed many peoples lives and I wish her the best of luck with a new venture.

Russ T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working for a non-profit organization myself, I can truly say that Linsey's Place is great organization run by people who truly care about others. With all the people they help and with all the hard work they put in doing so, Donna Hart still made time to bring food ,more than once,to my family while wife is going though chemo and Linsey painted my wife a picture which my her feel so good even with the chemo. They provide people with special needs the chance to have they same kind of fun experiences and memories that I will always treasure from my own trips to camp.

Lisa S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the wonderful opportunity to experience Lindsey's Place for the first time in October 2010 and it was truly rewarding. Lindsey's place is an organization who goes above and beyond the minimum and who LOVES helping people with disabilities. Not to mention they treat their staff members like gold. There should definately be more organizations like Lindsey's Place!

Elizabeth B.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I think that this and other generous foundations are really wonderful.

Alex A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Although i have not personally visited or volunteered at Lindsey's Place, i know of the incredibly important work that they do there in creating a place that fosters a sense of self-esteem and independence for children and young adults.
I wholeheartedly support Kara Billingham in her endeavours and wish that more people would!
N.Alexander.

Kim-Marie B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have not worked with Lindseys Place, but when I was younger I did attend a summer camp which Kara, the founder of Lindsey's Place, directed. I also had the pleasure of attending this camp with Lindsey herself, and I remember her coming all the way to New York from Georgia for summer camp because there was nowhere near where she lived that could give people with disabilities like ourselves not only the care we might need, but a sense of empowerment, belonging, and over all an enriching experience. I know that Lindsey's Place strives to make that possible for young people in the south and I applaud them for changing the lives of the people they serve.

Review from Guidestar

Leslie S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a wonderful organization run by wonderful people!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

THis is a wonderful organization that gives numerous benefits to its clientele. A fantastic outlet for the kids it serves!

Shara B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a great place for kids to come and be all they can be! Thank you for all you do.

Thomas M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lindsey's Place is a great place for people with disabilites to be able to participate in activities that they might not be able to do otherwise.

Charlotte B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a photographer and have had the privilege of documenting the life of Lindsey Hart for the past six months. This past fall, that entailed joining her at the Lindsey's Place camp to take photographs. What a vital opportunity for youth and adults living with special needs! The campers were able to enjoy fun activities alongside a community of individuals who share similar life experiences. I am so grateful and honored to be a part of Lindsey's Place and cannot WAIT for the camp in April!