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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

20 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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

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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

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Lindsey's Place is amazing. I truly admire the dedication of the founders and the staff at Lindsey's Place to making life better for youth with special needs. Many programs for young children target school readiness or academic achievement for children, while sometimes placing less emphasis on childrens' social-emotional needs. Children with special needs for a host of reasons (e.g., dealing with societal stigmas) are even more at risk than other children for developing negative social-emotional outcomes ; therefore, it is so important that places like Lindsey's Place exist to create an environment for special need children, where they can be themselves and interact with peers who have encountered similar issues during their development.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

this is a great organization and provides a much needed service for disabled youth.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

what a wonderful job you all are doing with a population that is often overlooked and ignored. Working with this type of population I thank you for all of your efforts :)

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The southeast needs a camp for individuals with disabilities where they can socialize and enjoy activities. The organizers of Lindsey's Place can make that happen. This camp could make a difference in the lives of so many.

Beth S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Without places like this, we confine our youth and young adults to a life that is not as fulfilling as it could be. Lindsey's Place allows young people and adults to help realize how much life really has to offer, no matter the circumstances that they must face on a day to day basis

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Having worked with kara in a previous camp for children with Additional Needs I have absolute faith that this organisiation is run from the heart. I, like Kara, had the wonderful opportunity to care for Lindsey when she was a camper herself. That a similar camp is now set up, closer to home, in her own name is perfectly befitting of such a wonderful person with a wnoderful family around her.
The strongest recomendation I can give is that I would happil send my own children into the care of Kara and the talented team around her.
I am now a Depute Head Teacher of a large secondary school. The experience working in a similar camp was invaluable throughout my entire career.

Jenny B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 3

Lindsey's Place is a spin off of SFAH. I have not attended Lindsey's Place, but can draw from the some of the best and most memorable experiences that I had at SAFH.

Disabled children and young adults have an opportunity to relieve the stress of their everyday lives.

Accessibility in addition to the extremely caring, compassionate, and hardworking staff, at places such as SFAH and Lindsey's Place allows for clients to have an active role in the community, to delevelop new and maintain exsisting friendships, and to feel empowered. This experience also enables them to learn about themselves by discovering what kinds of activities they like and what they are good at. Without the nuturing staff, complimented by the supportive enviroment growth, self reflection, fun times and most importantly the freedom to be yourself would not exsist.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I went to the fundraiser for Lindsey's Place. The people involved have such a giving heart, and I hope they can raise enough money to have a huge place for children and young adults with disabilities. Everyone deserves a sense of belonging, and of purpose. Lindsey's Place gives so much more than a place- they provide a sense of belonging. Feelings last forever, not just on the weekend or the week of camp.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I worked with Kara who has helped to create Lindsey's Place at a similar camp for children with special needs. This is where I also met Lindsey whose family were inspired to set up Lindsey's place. From experience I know that this kind of place provides both the campers and volunteers with an experience they will treasure for the rest of their lives. Nearly 20 years on and I still remember it as the best thing I have done. For the campers with special needs it gives them opportunities to gain independence, have long and lasting friendships and most importantly be treated with the equality and respect they deserve. As a speech therapist I also learned that it develops communication skills in a way that no other experience could. Kara and Lindseys family have worked hard to re-create this experience that Lindsey had as a child and it is their dedication and invaluable insight into what a magical time this is for children like Lindsey that has made Lindsey's place a success.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The folks at Lindsey's Place are truly wonderful and caring people that greatly enrich the lives they touch. They provide an invaluble opportunity for some inspiring individuals to come together and enjoy the camping experience as a group. The only thing that could make it better is the abiltiy to impact the lives of more of these very special people with this fabulous experience.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Lindsey's Place is a wonderful organization who gives individuals with special needs a great recreational center. Children with special needs don't have many places to turn to when it comes to recreation but at Lindsey's Place they are welcomed with open arts. GO LINDSEY'S PLACE!

Brice K.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I know this organization well, the work being done is outstanding. The efforts of the Staff is are unselfish and tireless.

Please help them all you can,

Sincerely

Brice Keller

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a professional in the camping field for young people with special needs. I have done much research in this area and know for certain there is nothing like Lindsey's Place in the southeast region of the USA. These young people are in need of this extraordinary service and this outstanding center. I am looking forward to watching how Lindsey's Place grows!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a Registerd Nurse and work at a camp in New York for
children with physicial disabilities. This population of children and adults are very undersearved.

Lindsy's Place is a camp experience that allows the whole of the child and adult to to participate in the joy of being a camper.

I am proud to be part of this camp as a donor.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Growing up with a sibling with special needs, I often thought how incredibly unfair it was that I had so many opportunities and experiences available to me while my brother did not. It was easy for me to interact with peers like myself, join different social groups, and experience new adventures with friends. My choices seemed to be endless. For those with disabilities like my brother, however, those opportunities are extremely few and far between especially in our area. Lindsey's Place provides an opportunity for people with special needs to get that much needed peer interaction as well as opportunities for a sense of independence and both social and self-growth.

Now as an adult and school psychologist I work with children and young adults with special needs everyday. I can vouch that above everything else what most of the wonderful people I work with desire and need the most is more positive social experiences. Providing these positive social experiences not only gives them an outlet to interact with others in a way that increases their self-confidence and overall well-being but it also provides a powerful teaching environment for them to learn social skills that will help them in their day to day lives. I cannot think of a better cause in this area to help those with special needs.

Diana B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Words cannot describe how impressed I am with the Lindsey's Place organization. The founders of this non-profit have a passion and continue to push through any obstacle to make this special needs camp a reality for so many people. Lindsey's Place held its first camper session this past Fall with huge success, i.e., the special needs campers had a meaningful experience and look forward to another session. The founder Kara has pursued this organization to only make as many people with disabilities as she can have an enjoyable life experience. I could go on and on. Bottom line...Lindsey's Place has grown out of love and continues to serve because of love.

Review from Guidestar