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- Residents receive regular and special educational services (when applicable), advanced courses for gifted and talented students, and an array of electives and tutoring services. In addition to the support provided by the Henry County School System, A Friend's House employs a full-time Academic Coordinator who provides educational services on-site to support the efforts of the schools. Daily tutorials are completed to ensure that the residents have every opportunity to succeed academically. Activities/Outings A Friend's House implements daily activities for our residents to include monthly outings to local events throughout Henry County and metro Atlanta. We work hard to provide not only fun but educational and cultural opportunities. These include visits to: APEX Museum, Atlanta History Center, Fernbank Science Center, Plays at 7 Stages Theaters, Martin Luther King Center, etc. Sporting events are also a favorite including Atlanta Braves, Hawks and Thrashers and our new Atlanta Dream Team. In addition to the planned outings, internal programs are offered to residents: Academic Activities, Independent Living Activities, Life Skill Activities, At Risk Activities, Character Building Activities, and Therapeutic Activities. Time is scheduled for Fitness Activities, Community Service Opportunities, Group Counseling sessions, Guest Speakers, Creative Art/Music Time, shopping and of course free time. Special events are scheduled as needed or requested with the help of volunteers to include: Friday Night Theme parties, Ice-Cream Socials, Cookouts, Arts & Crafts, Luau Parties, Movie Nights, Fishing Trips, Holiday Theme Parties, etc. If you or a group would like to sponsor an outing such as Six Flags, Day Passes to Stone Mountain or an upcoming UGA or GA Tech football game, please contact us at 678-432-1630. This program is designed to educate residents and equip them with the skills needed to be able to live successfully on their own in the future. Residents participate in staff led independent living/life skills activities 2-3 times a week. Independent Living activities include activities, discussions and guest speakers that cover topics such as: finances (checking/savings accounts), budgets and money management, banking online, college research, filling out job applications, developmental assets, identifying community resources, how to make travel arrangements, occupation exploration and vehicle maintenance (changing oil, changing a flat tire, and proper use of jumper cables). Life skills are instilled in the residents through daily chores and routines. AFH staff supervises and assists residents with learning the appropriate ways to complete such tasks as: proper hygiene habits, cleaning room correctly, sorting and washing laundry, ironing, mending/hemming clothes, washing dishes, properly storing/labeling food, cooking/planning meals, using power tools, changing tires, and proper use of jumper cables. If you have experience in any of the above areas and would like to lead discussions, develop and conduct activities, please contact us! This program ensures that the children residing at AFH will be able to receive family contact from family members who have been approved by the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). Our goal is to help families in need become strong independent families again by having supervised week night family visits with their children. Meetings are held at A Friend's House. Unless otherwise court ordered, all visitations are supervised by A Friend's House staff as well as trained volunteers. We are in need of your help. Volunteers must be willing to donate 1 to 2 sessions (1 hour) a month. AFH will provide all necessary training. Interested volunteers willing to assist us in this program must complete our volunteer orientation. AFH will provide all necessary training. Physical activity is a vital elemen