Residential Program

Our Residential Program has been uniquely designed to provide a safe, structured, and consistently nurturing environment that allows healing and growth for children ranging from ages 10 to 18.

We house 20 residential children, 10 girls and 10 boys in our residential cottages.

How You Can Help

MENTOR

Our children want to work with mentors. If you’re interested in mentoring one of our kids, email mentor@vashti.org.

HOST OR SPONSOR A FIELD TRIP

Summer is in full swing, and our activities coordinator is lining up field trips for June – August. If you’d like to host our youth at your plantation, property, business, or farm, they enjoy learning about new things. They are able to travel anywhere in the state of Georgia. We would welcome you on our campus to host BBQ’s, music and smores and songs by the campfire too. Our youth simply want to spend time doing activities with good people who genuinely care about their wellbeing. Email us at events@vashti.org to discuss your ideas.

GOODIES & SUPPLIES ARE APPRECIATED

A few items we can always use:

  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Water Coolers
  • Paper Cups
  • Big Outdoor Fans for Summer Activities
  • Bath Robes for Boys and Girls
  • Led String Lights to Decorate Their Bedrooms
  • 3M Wall Hangers to Decorate
  • Small, Cozy Rugs for Their Little or Big Feet Under Their Beds
  • House Slippers
  • Twin Bedding & Pillows
  • Faith-based books, and they love action packed ones too

Gift Certificates to:

  • Restaurants
  • Stores
  • Movie Theatres
  • Bowling Alleys
  • Desserts Shops
  • Grocery Stores
  • Theme Parks

They love to get out and about to have some fun and do life. You’re welcome to bring those items to our Thomasville campus to the Remur Young Administration Building and we’d be grateful to receive those items for the kiddos. Please provide your information so we may provide an in-kind donation receipt and properly show our gratitude for your support.

COACH OUR YOUTH

Most of our boys and girls love playing football and basketball and they would love to have the opportunity to scrimmage with other youth, play in tournaments and any activity that keeps them active and focused on positive things. Please contact volunteer@vashti.org and let us know how you’d like to get involved.

TEACH SWIM CLASSES & LIFEGUARD

We also have a swimming pool and need a swim teacher and lifeguard during the summer months. We are open to hosting classes for the community to give our staff more hours for a more full time opportunity. This is a paid role. Please contact careers@vashti.org for more information.

COUNTIES SERVED

Brooks 
Colquitt 
Decatur 
Grady 
Mitchell 
Thomas 

INSURANCE ACCEPTED

Cenpatico (Peachstate)
CareSource
Wellcare
Georgia Medicaid
Amerigroup

Contact us to see if we accept your insurance.

Trauma-Informed Care

There are many children in this world, including our community, who have had to endure various trauma(s), and/or find themselves on a path to a life that holds little hope. One of the ways we are blessed to serve children during times of pivotal crisis is by offering  Room, Board and Watchful Oversight (RBWO).

Vashti provides a holistic approach by empowering the children to be active participants during their time with us. It is paramount that our children feel safe physically, psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually. When these needs are met we not only see stability, but truly uplifting growth.

We are devoted to helping our children by working with them to build trust and promote an environment that allows for growth and healing. We pay special attention to strengths in order to build a strong foundation for a positive future.

In tandem with our Community Program, the Residential Program helps work towards the goals of the treatment plan and providing the support and resources necessary to make positive steps forward.

We have found that it is best to work closely with families/guardians to ensure that constructive change is acknowledged and reinforced by the community united to raise healthy, happy, and resilient children.

Our children dream of peaceful, loving, and nurturing homes. The time they spend with us, growing and completing our program, allows for them to grow into their best selves and gives them the opportunity to learn the skills to lead a flourishing life after Vashti. We work with their families and guardians to find living arrangements that enable them to prepare to move on to the next chapter in their lives.

Program Activities

  • Church or Youth Groups on Sundays
  • Weekly Bible Study
  • Character Counts Program (Thomasville Rotary Club)
  • Life Skills Training
  • Mentoring Program
  • Public School Placement
  • Technical School Placement
  • YMCA Membership
  • Field Trips
  • GED Preparation
  • Independent Living Program Opportunities
  • Community Recreational Resources
  • Tutoring
  • On-Campus Events & Activities
  • Coping Skills Training