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ELKS AIDMORE INC

"Healing hearts, restoring hopes, rebuilding lives."

Conyers, GA   |  www.elksaidmore.com

Mission

The mission of Elks Aidmore is to provide youth and families in crisis the necessary skills and resources to help heal their hearts, restore their hopes and rebuild their lives.

Ruling year info

1955

CEO

Abe Wilkinson

COO

Vickey Hale

Main address

2394 Morrison Rd SW

Conyers, GA 30094 USA

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EIN

58-0572410

NTEE code info

Group Home, Residential Treatment Facility - Mental Health Related (F33)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Presently, the private and public sectors in Georgia do not have adequate resources to meet the demand of the foster care population. Elks Aidmore is striving to address this need by providing residential treatment and annually increasing the number of therapeutic foster care familes.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Residential Treatment Center

The residential treatment program is located on 141 rolling acres in Conyers, Georgia, providing campus-based treatment and support services to youth and their families. Most of them will tell you Elks Aidmore is much more than just a place to stay. The residential treatment program is a service offered to females, ages 12-21. The agency provides community-based education and GED preparation; vocational opportunities; individual, group and family therapy; and, the development of crucial life skills.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
At-risk youth

Offers campus-based and community-based apartment living for youth transitioning from foster care to independent living; support services are provided during the transition period. The program is designed to meet the emerging and independent needs of young adults between the ages of 18 and 21.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

The Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) program utilizes thoroughly screened and uniquely trained foster parents to meet the needs of foster children and youth, ages 0 to 18, in a family setting. TFC services are offered to both males and females, ages 0 to 18. The TFC services are coordinated from offices in Conyers, Dalton, Savannah and Valdosta. TFC services reach children and their families in over one-third of Georgia’s 159 counties.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Percentage of children and youth for whom safety outcomes are met.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Adolescents, At-risk youth

Related Program

Residential Treatment Center

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Safety outcomes include staff protective capacity, operational safety and compliance, placement matching, behavior management and facility and general operation.

Percentage of children and youth for whom well-being outcomes are met.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Adolescents, At-risk youth

Related Program

Residential Treatment Center

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Well-being outcomes measure health, education, family and community connections, independent living and personal care

Percentage of children and youth for whom permanency outcomes are met.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Adolescents, At-risk youth

Related Program

Residential Treatment Center

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Permanency outcomes measure discharge and disruptions, purposeful visits, case planning, monthly summaries and performance-based contract validation.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Broadly defined agency goals are to offer safe housing; education; GED and vocational training; individual, group and family therapy; health and wellness classes; life skills development; job skills development; and, a preparation for independent living curriculum.

1) maintain national accreditation through the Council on Accreditation; 2) develop a 501c3 charitable trust to support operations; 3) continue affiliation with the Multi-Agency Alliance for Children and other local, state and national organizations supporting and strengthening the agency mission; 4) advocate with the Governor's office, Department of Human Services and the state legislative body for a child welfare system re-design; 5) expand capacity for therapeutic foster care in all locations (Conyers, Dalton, Savannah and Valdosta); 6) expand opportunities for participation in transitional living program; 7) promote the agency's mission through the website and social media; 8) continue the provision of training to support staff and foster parents; 9) continue the development of technology resources to support monitoring and reporting

The infrastructure for meeting the agency goals has been building over the past 27 years. The agency has opened four offices over the past ten years to meet the increased demand for foster care. Services are supported by a Program Director for Residential Services, Program Director for Community Services-North (Conyers and Dalton), and a Program Director for Community Services-South (Savannah and Valdosta). The agency is led by CEO Abe Wilkinson and COO Vickey Hale, with over 75 years of combined experience in the child welfare system.

The last 10 years have been a transformational period in the life of the agency. The most recent Business Plan was developed in December 2019. The Annual Plan, also developed in December 2019, was written to compliment the goals of the Business Plan. The plans have allowed for the transition of services from a strictly campus-based program to one that is more community-based. The most strategic, and successful, part of the plan has been the development and growth of the Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) program. TFC services were first offered in the Conyers are, but the program has been expanded to Dalton, Savannah and Valdosta. The agency now serves over 300 children and families annually.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ELKS AIDMORE INC

Board of directors
as of 06/04/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ron Anderson

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/30/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/30/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.