Lutheran Services of Georgia works in conjunction with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities to provide services to individuals with disabilities.
Disability Services are offered at the following locations: Atlanta, Athens, Albany, Columbus, Rome, and Savannah.
Facilitating Advocacy, Care, Education & Shelter (FACES)
Our FACES program offers residential housing to individuals with developmental disabilities in a host home setting. Our homes offer an intimate and person-centered residence with compassionate, well-trained support companions. The companions and LSG staff collaborate with state and regional agencies to provide a coordinated plan of care and support.
Many of our host homes are wheelchair accessible and our support companions can accommodate a number of medical issues, such as seizure disorder, incontinence, speech disorders, hypertension, and diabetes. LSG works closely with local mental health agencies to support individuals with mental health diagnoses.
Providing Supportive Homes
To provide residents with support and individualized attention, FACES matches prospective residents with a host home that suits their specific needs. LSG trains and equips support companions to provide personalized care in a family home setting. FACES works closely with support companions, along with local, regional, and state agencies to ensure a coordinated plan of care for each resident.
Host homes provide an enriching and nurturing environment tailored to the residents. Many homes have two or fewer residents so they receive the level of attention and care they deserve.
By establishing supportive homes, FACES empowers individuals to contribute to their communities and develop independence. FACES residents have the opportunity to achieve goals, grow their skills, and lead meaningful and rich lives—all while knowing their needs are met.
Find out how to become a support companion here.
How You Can Help
Our clients rely on the generous support of people like you. You can help support those in need by becoming a support companion, hosting a fundraising event, engaging your community, or volunteering.
To learn more, please contact the FACES department nearest you.