Georgia Residential and Community Healthcare
At Atlantic Capital, we believe that banks are uniquely positioned to help make our communities better places to live. We encourage employees regularly to find ways to stay active in local organizations, fueling prosperity beyond our clients’ walls. Recently, one of our teammates volunteered with Georgia Residential and Community Healthcare, an organization centered on helping adults with developmental disabilities.
Finding reliable homes for individuals with disabilities remains a constant concern for many parents who are unable able to provide adequate, specialized care. Unfortunately, many individuals become wards of the state when proper resources are unavailable or inaccessible. However, this organization is determined to change the status quo. Meet Georgia Residential, a residential facility for special needs adults.
Georgia Residential and Community Healthcare was founded in 2006, and is an organization dedicated to providing resources for adults with developmental disabilities who have aged out of the state’s system. Their primary focus is on special needs individuals, offering home health support and guidance to maintain their goals and live healthy lifestyles. Georgia Residential provides a safe place for them to learn, grow, develop, and live.
Glenda Jolly, the program’s Developmental Disability Professional, is responsible for making sure the residents remain well cared for and the organization runs smoothly. One of her unique monthly duties is grocery shopping for all of the group homes and individuals. “It seems like such a small task, but grocery shopping alone for five group homes with 16 individuals can be a handful,” says Jolly.
Nahtyka Jolly, Atlantic Capital’s Digital Marketing Coordinator, spends time volunteering with Georgia Residential alongside her mother and sister. “I appreciate Nahtyka’s willingness to step in and help whenever she can,” notes Jolly. “I remember a few years ago when she volunteered to update our company’s internal Policies and Procedures and Improvement Plans without my asking. Her volunteering makes my job a little easier.”
When speaking with Nahtyka about her experiences, she mentions:
“My sisters and I grew up volunteering with our mom. She would take us to feed the homeless, deliver free meals on Thanksgiving to families in need, and anything else she could find. The sense of selflessness instilled in me at such a young age is something that has stayed with me throughout my adulthood, and I’m always happy when I get a chance to spend time with my mom through volunteering.”
Georgia Residential remains a staple part of their community. With steady growth and flourishing individuals, we are looking forward to watching them grow and seeing what they do next.
To learn more about Atlantic Capital’s volunteer efforts, visit our Community Impact page.