Developmental Disabilities Ministries, Inc

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     Developmental Disabilities Ministries, Inc.  (DDM) believes that individuals with developmental disabilities are created in "God's Image" and therefore have intrinsic worth, value and dignity. DDM supports the rights of people with developmental disabilities to have access to services and the opportunity for full participation in the community.  In our residential program, individuals are provided services at the appropriate level of intensity based on specific needs and choices. Residents are served in an environment that provides appropriate safety, freedom and privacy. Residents are provided the highest quality person centered services, training and best living experiences by competent and dedicated staff and volunteers.  DDM currently operates 19 homes with 61 residents throughout the state of Georgia.
     DDM is also committed to cultivating an environment of awareness and support for churches in regards to individuals and/or families with special needs in their congregation and the community at large.  In the Spring of 2013, DDM will host Opening New Worlds, our fifth annual conference for churches, caregivers, teachers and parents that will provide resources for establishing and maintaining a Special Needs Ministry.  In addition, DDM staff members are available to serve as consultants to congregations who are in the process of starting a Special Needs Ministry.  DDM is also pleased to offer two opportunities for families of special needs children to gather for a time of retreat and renewal.  The first retreat will be May 30-June2, 2013 at Epworth By the Sea in Saint Simons Island, GA and the second will be November 15-17, 2013 at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, GA.  For more information about any of these events please call our office at 770-623-4899.
     Developmental Disabilities Ministries, Inc. has 501(c)(3) non-profit status with the IRS and is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). All of our homes are licensed by the Georgia Department of Human Resources and DDM is an approved provider of Medicaid Waiver services in Georgia. DDM staff and programs have received the Governors Council Award of Excellence; The Above and Beyond Award of the Georgia Council on Nonprofits, The Ann Sullivan Award, and The Best Practices award by Georgia DHR.  We invite you to learn more about DDM through our website at http://www.ddmga.org.

DDM Residents celebrate at the opening of their new home!

Sharing God's love at the Special Family Retreat!

Networking and sharing at Opening New Worlds

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