The Mission of ACES Youth Home is to provide temporary and long-term residential placement and care for youths, both boys and girls, ages 11-18. We provide a safe, secure, and nurturing home for youths who have been victims or abuse or neglect. We help children discover their strengths and
learn to cope with the crises in their lives. We strive to recognize the value and dignity of each individual we serve.
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Our Great Futures Vision is to provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Our Boys & Girls Clubs Provide
A safe place to learn and grow
Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences
Hope and opportunity
- Children's Medical Services (CMS) provides care coordination and specialty medical services for ages 0-21yr with eligible chronic medical conditions.
- Babies Cant' Wait (BCW) program provides assessments and early intervention services to improve developmental potentials for ages 0-3yr with developmental delay or eligible medical conditions.
- Children First is the entry point for public health services for ages 0-5yr and facilitates early identification and linkage to services and resources.
- Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EDHI) for newborn hearing screening and linkage to intervention if baby is diagnosed with a hearing loss.
Providing social, emotional, and behavioral support for children and their caregivers through counseling, life coaching, mentoring, tutoring, and many other services.
Providing social, emotional, and behavioral support for children and their caregivers
For immediate access to routine or crisis services, please call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225. GCAL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to help you or someone you care for in a crisis. GCAL professionals will:
Provide telephonic crisis intervention services
Dispatch mobile crisis teams
Assist individuals in finding an open crisis or detox bed across the State
Link individuals with urgent appointment services
In addition, GCAL will help you to access a State Funded provider in your area in a non-emergency as well.
A nationally accredited Health Care Call Center, crisis center, and partner in the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the Behavioral Health Link Crisis call Center is proud to operate the Georgia Crisis and Access Line.
This is a non-profit organization which provides cancer education on prevention, screenings, early detection, research and survivorship programs to the communities in the region.
The Pickens County Library is part of the Sequoyah Regional Library System which serves Cherokee, Pickens, and Gilmer counties. The library hosts events and programs for all ages, which are listed on the library system's website calendar.
Pleasant Hill has an outreach ministry called Grafted. This ministry serves foster, kinship and adoptive families. We have foster parent's night out, Kinship caregiver support night and we throw a huge Christmas party for both groups. Please contact the church for more details on these events.
To prevent child abuse and neglect in all its forms through support and education.