For a great overview of the DDM organization, please click here to see our 6 1/2 minute video!
Please take a look to see a big part of what we do. We have completed the first of two group homes that we are building on our first site location. Click here to see our construction!
The Heart of Georgia DDM homes will provide a holistic, family-oriented Christian setting that will serve adults with developmental disabilities. This organization will provide the opportunity for these individuals to reach their highest level of independence.
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The purpose of the Heart of Georgia Developmental Disabilities Ministries (DDM), Inc., is to provide men and women with developmental disabilities the highest possible level of independent living according to individual ability.
For many, the potential is best reached when they are a part of the everyday life of a community, receiving training and support in a residence under the care of dedicated leaders.
DDM homes, in a Christian family setting, provide individualized assistance for residents to develop their self-help skills.
Training for residents covers many areas: personal care, communications, budgeting, banking, shopping, laundry, planning and preparing meals, housekeeping, social and recreational activities, and the opportunity to worship at a local church.
Residents would receive day services at local centers for people with developmental disabilities or hold regular competitive employment, working and earning wages.
To educate the community about the need for these homes
To develop a positive public attitude and long-term community support
To develop funds for the construction and furnishings for at least two homes and the long-term operation of these homes
Some Important Facts
A DDM home is a long-term care facility, and placement within the home will be the responsibility of the Heart of Georgia DDM.
Capacity of each home will be 4 to 6 residents, plus two live-in house-parents and a weekend relief person.
Volunteers are an important part of this ministry. Contact the DDM leadership team to find out how you can help!
The ownership, maintenance, operation, and staffing will be the responsibility of the Heart of Georgia Developmental Disabilities Ministries, Inc.