Georgia Non-Profit Organizations

The Southeastern Paralyzed Veterans of America

4010 Deans Bridge Road
Hephzibah, GA 30815-5616
(706) 796-6301
(800) 292-9335 (toll free)
(706) 796-0363 (fax)
General Email: paravet@comcast.net

Primary Contact:
Jennifer Windham, Executive Director
Phone Number: (706) 386-5928
Email: jenniferw@southeasternpva.org

The mission of The Southeastern Paralyzed Veterans of America is to improve the quality of life of honorably discharged veterans who have a spinal cord injury, dysfunction or illness. The Southeastern Chapter serves and advocates for the states of Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For nearly 70 years, we have ensured that veterans have received the benefits earned through their service to our nation; monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis.

Thanks Mom & Dad Fund

40 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 463-3222

Primary Contact:
Maureen Kelly
Email: info@thanksmomanddadfund.org

The Thanks Mom & Dad Fund was set out to honor those who came before us by supporting programs and services for the elderly and filling service gaps in local communities.

The Thanks Mom & Dad Fund is a charity created to honor parents, grandparents and mentors by supporting programs and services for the aging population. It works to improve the quality of life for older adults and honors the contributions of older adults one generation to another by raising funds and making grants to agencies serving them.

 

 

Second Wind Dreams

4343 Shallowford Road, Ste E-6
Marietta, GA 30062
(678) 624-0500
(678) 624-9578 (fax)

Primary Contact:
Candice Beaty, Managing Director
Email: candice@secondwind.org

Second Wind Dreams was formed in 1997. It’s name derived from a novel of the same name by P.K. Beville, a geriatric specialist who wrote about the wonderful, colorful and sometimes hysterical people who live and work in nursing homes.

Since 1997, SWD has become involved in more than 400 eldercare communities in 40 states, and Canada. Weaving thousands of dreams from the simple to the sublime. The mission of Second Wind Dreams® (SWD) is simple — to change the perception of aging through the fulfillment of dreams and the offering of innovative educational opportunities to caregivers and communities.

Senior Connections

5238 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30341-2718
(770) 455-7602
(770) 455.8157 (fax)
General Email: nbilic@seniorconnectionsatl.org

Primary Contact:
Debra Furtado, Executive Director
Email: dfurtado@seniorconnectionsatl.org

Senior Connections mission is to provide essential home and community-based care that maximizes independence.

In a perfect world, every older adult would have nearby relatives or neighbors to help prepare meals, clean house, make small home repairs and visit regularly. This kind of assistance is imperative to quality of life — but too many members of Atlanta’s senior population have no such support system.

When it comes to serving seniors and providing them with dignity, care and choice and the ability to “age in place,” there’s no better place to turn than Senior Connections. From our roots as a small nonprofit agency 40 years ago, we’ve grown to help thousands of metro Atlanta seniors annually.

 

 

Georgia Library for Accessible Services

1800 Century Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30345
(404) 235-7155
(800) 248-6701 (Toll Free)
General Email: glass@georgialibraries.org

Provides talking books and magazines, talking book machines and accessories, audiocassettes, and braille books for blind and physically disabled persons.

Through the Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS), the Regional Library for Georgians with print impairments and cooperating local libraries, Georgians have access to a free national library program that lends talking books on cassettes, digital cartridges or in Braille and lends magazines on digital cartridge or in Braille.

Subregional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Oconee Regional Library

801 Bellevue Avenue
Dublin, GA 31040
(478) 275-5382
(478) 272-0524 (Fax)
(800) 453-5541 (Toll Free)

Primary Contact:
Leard Daughety, Director
Email: ldaughety@ocrl.org

The Subregional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped serves the Georgia counties of Bleckley, Dodge, Johnson, Laurens, Montgomery, Pulaski, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Washington, Wheeler, and Wilcox.

Their services included providing recorded and braille books and magazines. Also lends out special playback equipment needed to listen to the books and magazines produced by NLS. Accessories are available which will help readers with limited mobility or hearing impairment use the equipment.

 

 

Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Georgia Department of Labor

2 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 232-1998
(404) 232-1800 (Fax)
(866) 489-0001 (Toll Free)
General Email: GVRAcustomer-service@gvra.ga.gov

Primary Contact:
Ed James, VR Field Services Director Interim
Phone Number: (404) 232-1810

The Vocational Rehabilitation Program with the Georgia Department of Labor Provides provides independent living services for persons age 55 and over who are severely visually impaired.

The programs purpose is to provide opportunities to improve the quality of life for Georgians with disabilities by promoting independence through employment, service and support.

 

 

Georgia Division for Aging Services

2 Peachtree Street, NW
33rd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
(404) 657-5258
(404) 657-5285 (Fax)
(866) 552-4464 (Toll Free)

Primary Contact:
James Bulot, Director of Aging Services

The Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services supports the larger goals by assisting older individuals, at-risk adults, persons with disabilities, their families and caregivers to achieve safe, healthy, independent and self-reliant lives.

The Division of Aging Services at the Georgia Department of Human Services administers a statewide system of services for senior citizens, their families and caregivers. We work with other aging agencies and organizations to effectively and efficiently respond to the needs of elderly Georgians. DAS meets the challenge of Georgia’s growing older population through continued service improvement and innovation.

 

 

L.I.F.E.
Living Independence for Everyone

5105 Paulsen Street Suite 143-B
33rd Floor
Savannah, GA 31405
(912) 920-2414
(912) 920-0007 (Fax)

Primary Contact:
Shawana Bulloch, Independent Living Coordinator
Email: sbulloch@lifecil.com

Living Independence for Everyone is a non-profit service and advocacy organization run by and for people with disabilities. Their mission is to promote independent living and advance community change for people with disabilities to create a world in which everyone can fully participate.

LIFE embraces and adheres to the independent living philosophy. This philosophy is based on the core independent living concepts of consumer control, self advocacy, community change, cross disability participation and the core Independent Living services of Information and Referral, Peer Support, IL Skills Training, Advocacy and Promoting Full Access to Community Life. We are a non-profit, non-residential organization that assists people, regardless of age or type of disability, to make their own informed decisions and to control and direct their own lives.

Georgia Parkinson’s Association

PO Box 1501
Rome, GA 30165
(706) 383-7394

Primary Contact:
Jennifer Hulsey, Chair

The Georgia Parkinson’s Association is a volunteer led organization founded by and for people living with Parkinson’s and their families. Their ultimate goal is to find a cure for Parkinson’s.

Support Groups provide a place for people living with Parkinson’s and their families to spend time together with others living with a common illness so that they can share their experiences and tips for living with Parkinson’s.

 

 

Walton Options for Independent Living

948 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30903
(706) 724-6262
(706) 724-6262 (Fax)
(877) 821-8400 (Toll Free)

Primary Contact:
Tiffany Johnston, Executive Director
tjohnston@waltonoptions.org

The mission of the Walton Options for Independent Living is to empower people of all ages, regardless of disability, by promoting personal choice, independence, community inclusion and competitive employment. Currently they serve the Georgia counties of Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro, Washington, Warren, and Wilkes.

Named after George Walton, a native Augustan and youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence, Walton Options for Independent Living, Inc., a private, not-for-profit, nonresidential Center for Independent Living (CIL), serving east central Georgia as well as areas of western South Carolina and the Low Country. A Center for Independent Living (CIL), as defined by Title VII of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, is a community-based, consumer-controlled organization providing independent living related services to people of all ages with all types of disabilities.
Walton Options became incorporated in Georgia in September 1994.

 

 

Wilkins Parkinson’s Foundation

1006 Village Green Circle
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 671-0938

Primary Contact:
Bill Wilkins, Executive Director & Co-Founder
Daniel Wilkins, Executive Director & Co-Founder

Wilkins Parkinson’s Foundation is dedicated to accelerating the cure and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease.

Our strategies include directing funds to research, education and awareness, working to increase collaboration between other PD nonprofits, and advocating on behalf of the entire Parkinson’s community. 
 
WPF Co-Founder Bill Wilkins was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2006. The Board of Directors is made up of PD patients, caregivers, business leaders and individuals with non-profit management and pharmaceutical industry experience.