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Camp to Belong is June 16-21, 2019

 

Camp to Belong

June 16-21, 2019

Camp To Belong - Georgia, a local chapter of a national non-profit organization, provides a free week of summer campdesigned specifically for siblings between the ages of 8-18, living separately in foster, adoptive, or other out-of-home care.  Youth must attend with a sibling they are currently separated from.  Since 2008, sibling groups from all over Georgia have been coming to Camp To Belong to bond and create happy childhood memories.  Transportation is provided by bus from locations throughout north, central and southern Georgia to a partner facility, Camp Twin Lakes in Warm Springs, Georgia.   Together, brothers and sisters experience traditional camp activities as well as unique activities specifically designed for Camp To Belong and meant to focus on the special and enduring sibling connection.

Camp To Belong – Georgia is now accepting applications for this year’s summer camp. Camp will be held from June 16-21, 2019.  Additional information as well as camper applications are available now on the Camp To Belong - Georgia website at www.camptobelong-ga.org.  Camp space is limited to 80, so please do not delay your application if you feel you have a sibling group who would benefit from this experience.DFCS Case Managers can reply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with contact information of foster families, CASA’s, etc. who may be able to assist with the application process of eligible youth.  Camp To Belong – Georgia will coordinate the effort to help ensure an opportunity for the siblings to participate.

New Special Services Adoption Assistance Info and Webinar

 

 

Special Services Adoption Assistance is NOW available if your child(ren) meet specific eligibility criteria.

 

Special Services Adoption Assistance  may be used to provide time-limited or one-time-only funding for a needed service when no other family or community resource is available. Special Services may include, but are not limited to funding for medical services, therapy/counseling services, dental/orthodontic services, respite services, or other services related to the child’s special needs.

 

Application for Special Services must be submitted to the Social Services Administration Unit (SSAU) and must relate to the Special Needs of the child. The Child must recieve monthly assistance based on a specialized rate. It must be documented that the specialized rate does not meet the child's needs before a request for special services may be considered. The application may be submitted prior to adoption finalization.

 

Funds are Limited and may not be available to every child during the fiscal year.

 

Contact your post adoption services case worker to apply. If you have any questions, contact the SSAU at

404-657-5338.

To Watch the Webinar about Special Services Adoption Assistance Click Here