Easter Seals of Southern Georgia
Gus Morales, Family Support Coordinator

7395 Hodgson Memorial Drive Suite 101

Savannah, GA 31406

phone:  912-235-6463

website: www.easterseals.com/southerngeorgia/

email: gmorales@swga-easterseals.org

Contact Mr. Morales for information regarding Easter Seals funding and their application process.


Applicants must only apply for tuition assistance from ONE funding source at a time. If a family is denied funding from one source, only then will they be allowed to apply for funding through another source. As of 2017, all funding sources now cover Registration Fees for special needs students. If you have additional questions regarding funding eligibility, please contact your selected funding source.  



Due to the limited amount of funding available, it is advised that interested parents apply as soon as possible. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. cannot guarantee that partial or full funding assistance will be granted. If your child has been approved for funding, F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and/or the funding source will inform parents of this approval as soon as possible. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. will work closely with all funding organizations to ensure all guidelines are followed and will discuss alternate terms of payment with parents who do not receive 100% tuition assistance/funding from their selected funding source. For your convenience, a list of current funding sources are provided below. Please contact them for further funding information.



Submit the following documents to F.R.I.E.N.D.S. prior to April 1st in order to proceed with processing:

    1.   A completed summer camp application 

    2.  Funding Approval/Confirmation letter from selected funding source

    3.  Copy of your child's most current Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) - For all students.

    4.  Completed Teacher Observation Questionnaire - For all students.

B&B Services, Inc.  
Various Family Support and Respite Coordinators. Provides funding assistance to Savannah and Swainsboro area.

P.O. Box 1040

Springfield, GA 31329

phone:  912-754-0817

website: www.bandbcare.com

email:  fs@bandbcare.com  

Contact B&B Services for information regarding funding and their application process.

Gateway Behavioral Health Services
Verlena Hawkins, Family Support Coordinator 

941 E. G. Miles Parkway

Hinesville, GA 31313

phone:  912-503-9748  fax: 912-250-0155

website:  www.gatewaybhs.org

email: vhawkins@gatewaybhs.org

Contact Ms. Hawkins for information regarding Gateway funding and their application process. For your convenience, the Gateway funding application is available below. This form cannot be filled out online. It must be printed out, handwritten, and submitted to Gateway via email, fax, or mail. A list of services that Gateway pays for is also listed below. 

                                                                            Gateway New Consumer    Gateway Returning Consumer                                                                                                                                                   Application                            Application

Ogeechee Behavioral Health - Swainsboro Applicants Only

Various Family Support Coordinators

223 North Anderson Drive

Swainsboro, GA 30401

phone:  478-289-2673

website: www.obhs-ga.org 

email: TinaG@obhs-ga.org

Contact Tina Grimes for information regarding funding availability and their application process. 

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities - Swainsboro Applicants Only

Juakena O'Neal, Family Support Coordinator, Region II

3405 Mike Padgett HWY Building 3

Augusta, GA 30401

phone: 706-792-7741 or 1-877-551-4897  fax: 706-792-7740

website: https://dbhdd.georgia.gov/region-2-field-office

email: juakena.o'neal@dbhdd.ga.gov

Contact Ms. O'Neal for information regarding funding availability and their application process. For your convenience, the DBHDD funding application is available below. Complete the form and email or fax it to DBHDD.