History & Vision
Georgia MENTOR was founded in 1991 in response to the state’s urgent need for providers to serve individuals who had previously been receiving treatment in out-of-state institutions. Our innovative community-based residential programs were developed to provide specialized supports to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and medically complex conditions and to children with behavioral challenges. By 1993, we had opened more than 100 homes, offering individuals of all abilities the chance to thrive in the communities of their choice.
Over the next few years, we opened programs throughout Georgia. As our presence grew, so did the services we offered. In 1999, we launched our adoption program, which has helped children with emotional challenges and medically complex conditions find forever families. We also developed additional programs to help further support the individuals we serve including specialized services for individuals with dual diagnoses, crisis intervention supports, and community integration programs.
As a partner of The MENTOR Network, we have helped to define a new vision for human services delivery—one that offers the choice and trust found in local relationships combined with the strength and stability of a national organization. For more than two decades, Georgia MENTOR has supported adults and children with the belief that individuals of all abilities are capable of reaching their full potential in the communities they call home. With offices in Albany, Bogart, Atlanta, Martinez, Macon, and Savannah, we are able to support adults and children throughout the state. Our specialized programs help the individuals we support live life to the fullest every day