Georgia Options, Inc supports people with disabilities to live in their own homes and to have typical life experiences.
We embrace the philosophy of supported living and work to create individualized services for each person we support.
Our staff has great personalities, respectful natures, a willingness to open their hearts and minds to different ideas, and the ability to problem-solve with creativity. They have compassion and an eagerness to serve. Our staff recognizes the importance of meaningful and fulfilling lives for the persons they support. Coordinators are positive leaders who focus on outcomes. The director keeps the whole organization focused on our mission. Support staff plays an important role in enabling the mission to succeed. All staff are ambassadors of our mission and are committed to the work and the people we serve.
Supported living is a journey, never an arrival. There is no road map and no recipe. We simply make a long-term commitment to the person we support and agree to walk with that person, assisting him or her as needed. We work out problems with others in the person’s life along the way and we agree to do whatever it takes to enable the person to live an active life in the community.
We commit ourselves to the highest levels of integrity, stewardship and accountability. We subscribe to the concept of servant leadership. The test of servant leadership is: “Do those served grow as persons; do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants?” (from Robert K. Greenleaf, The Servant as Leader , The Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership).
We work together as collaborators and team members to figure out solutions to problems. We try to create a learning environment rather than a regulatory environment. We know that we will occasionally make mistakes, but we accept our mistakes and those made by others and try to learn from them. We respect the contributions of each team member and we take the time to celebrate our accomplishments. Most importantly, we celebrate the life of the person we support.