Our Disability Services 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.
Disability Services are offered at the following locations: Atlanta, Athens, Albany, Columbus, Rome, and Savannah.
Lutheran Services of Georgia works in conjunction with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities to provide these services.
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, our Disability Services program 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. Our staff 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, our Disability Services program empowers individuals to contribute to their communities and develop independence. Our host home residents have the opportunity to achieve goals, grow their skills, and lead meaningful and rich lives—all while knowing their needs are met.
How You Can Help
The individuals we serve in our Disability Services program rely on the generous support of people like you. You can support those in need by becoming a support companion.
Find out how to become a support companion here.
There are other opportunities to serve and support the individuals in this program, including hosting a fundraising event, engaging your community, or volunteering.
To learn more, please contact the Disability Services department nearest you.