Georgia Options, Inc. is an Athens-based non-profit that provides
independence for adults with developmental disabilities, allowing them
to live in their own homes and have typical life experiences.
Georgia Options is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving people with disabilities and their families in the Northeast Georgia area. Founded in 1992 by five local families, our organization provides resources and independent living options for people living with a broad range of type and degree of developmental disability, such as intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, and autism. Since 1992, Georgia Options has touched the lives of over 100 adults with developmental disabilities and their families.

What makes us different?

Georgia Options is unique in that all of our people we serve live in their own homes. We help them choose where they want to live, with whom they want to live, and how they want to live. Personal Companions assist our people, providing support at varying levels, ranging from part-time, 8-12 hours a day to a full-time commitment. Our dedicated companions are able to provide one-on-one support in all areas of the person’s life, allowing each individual the opportunity to pursue his or her hopes and dreams, to be active in the community, and to live the best life possible.

How are we certified?

We maintain the highest level of accreditation with The Council on Quality and Leadership and are licensed through the Georgia Department of Community Health’s Healthcare Facility Regulation Division.

A True Success Story

11 years ago, Matt and his family moved to Athens, Georgia. Matt was a young man attempting to face his challenges with autism while transitioning into adulthood. Today, with a helping hand from Georgia Options, Matt enjoys his own job, social life and community.

Read Matt's Story

Online Giving

Join us in caring and supporting adults in our community who have developmental disabilities by donating online. Your donation will provide great support for both short and long term needs of over 40 adults served by Georgia Options.

Georgia Options, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Organization and your contributions are fully tax deductible.