Group Home Care
The Friday-Johnson Home, located in a rural setting in Brooks, Georgia, is a safe home-away-from-home for children who have been victims of abuse, neglect or family instability. The structure and care of the program gives peace of mind. Kids feel that they can be kids again.
The Friday-Johnson Home accommodates up to 10 children, ages 6 to 17. Children may reside at the home anywhere from a week to several years, depending on the needs of the child. The average length of stay is 8 months. From here, the child could be placed in a foster home or with a relative. The plan is for reunification with family, if at all possible. At all times, the best interest of the child is foremost.
A typical day at the Friday-Johnson Home consists of activities, meals, group meetings, studying/tutor time, individual time with staff and peer interaction. Children in residence share the responsibility for chores, and each child maintains his or her room. Each child has a “Plan of Care” which outlines goals while the child is in residence. Goals include behavioral and personal growth in family, educational, psychological and spiritual areas. Youth in extended care receive counseling services. They attend Fayette County schools and participate in community activities. The children regularly attend a local church. Tutors assist children in academic areas where improvement is needed. Medical and dental services are provided by local professionals. Activities include recreation, art, music and a variety of outings and field trips. Civic clubs and church groups provide special events and activities for the residents throughout the year. The Friday-Johnson Home is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.