Empowering Georgia Young Adult Fosters to Tomorrow’s Leaders

Gilliard & Co.

We are transforming lives throughout Georgia by providing unwavering support and empowerment to young adults transitioning from foster care. Our mission is to ensure that these individuals receive the resources, guidance, and opportunities they need to thrive independently. By offering educational and vocational support, mentorship, and community connections, we aim to create a solid foundation for their future success.

Gilliard and Company is a non profit in Pooler, GA
Funding The Future with Legacy Builders

Are you interested in our Funding the Future program?

See our Legacy Builders page to see how your monthly contributions will continue the support of young fosters that are transitioning to indepedence.

A Mission of Hope and Transformation

In Savannah, Georgia, a beacon of hope shines for young adults transitioning out of foster care. This beacon is Gilliard & Co., a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming lives through compassion, support, and empowerment.

Every year, thousands of Georgia young adult fosters age out of the foster care system, often without a safety net or a guiding hand to lead them into their future. In this challenging transition, Gilliard & Co. stands as a pillar of support, providing the essential resources and guidance these young adults desperately need.

A group of Georgia adult teen fosters gathered around. Gilliard and Company empowers these young adults to live independently with the life skills needed.
Transitional Housing Program

Transitional Housing Program

Empowering Independence: We understand the critical need for stable housing as a foundation for success. Our Transitional Housing Program offers safe, nurturing, and supportive living environments for young adults aged 18-21. This independent living program is more than just a place to stay; it’s a stepping stone to independence, providing the security and stability necessary for these young adults to focus on their personal and professional development.

Trauma Intervention and Support for Georgia's Young Adults

Mentorship and Support Services

Guidance and Growth: Every journey is unique, and our mentorship program acknowledges this by offering personalized guidance. Our permanency mentors are committed to helping these young adults navigate the complexities of adulthood, offering support in areas such as education, career planning, and life skills. This one-on-one support is instrumental in helping them build confidence, resilience, and the skills necessary to thrive.

Mentorship and Support Services

Trauma Intervention and Support

Healing and Hope: Recognizing the profound impact of past traumas, Gilliard & Co. provides specialized support to address the emotional and psychological needs of our young adults. Our trauma intervention program focuses on healing and recovery, offering a range of services including counseling, therapy, and wellness activities. These services are critical in helping them overcome past challenges and move forward with hope and determination.

The Power of Your Contribution

Every contribution, no matter its size, holds immense power at Gilliard & Co. Your support directly impacts the lives of young adults who are striving to overcome the challenges of aging out of the foster care system.

When you choose to support Gilliard & Co., you’re not just donating; you’re investing in the future of individuals who are at a critical turning point in their lives. Your contributions help us provide comprehensive care and support, which are crucial in helping these young adults transition to successful and independent lives.

Empowering Through Housing

Stability and Security: Your donations contribute to the maintenance and expansion of our Transitional Housing Program. This means more than just a roof over their heads; it’s about creating a stable and secure environment where they can focus on personal growth and future planning.

Nurturing Through Mentorship

Guidance and Support: Financial contributions allow us to pair more young adults with mentors who provide guidance, emotional support, and practical advice. This mentorship is vital in helping them navigate the complexities of adulthood and in building their confidence to face the world.

Healing Through Trauma Support

Restoration and Recovery: Your donations also support our trauma intervention programs. These programs offer counseling and therapeutic services, crucial for many of these young adults who have experienced trauma and need professional help to heal and move forward.

Expanding Educational and Career Opportunities

Building Skills for Success: Contributions are also channeled into educational and career development programs. These initiatives equip young adults with the skills and knowledge they need to pursue higher education and meaningful careers.


Join Our Community of Changemakers

Becoming a part of Gilliard & Co.’s community of changemakers means joining a movement dedicated to creating lasting, positive change in the lives of Georgia young adult fosters transitioning out of foster care. There are numerous ways you can contribute and become an integral part of this transformative journey.


Become a Monthly Donor

Sustained Support: Opting to become a monthly donor provides us with a reliable source of funding that helps in planning and sustaining our programs. Regular contributions, no matter the amount, make a significant impact. It ensures that our initiatives like housing, mentorship, and educational programs continue to flourish and reach more young adults in need.


Make a One-Time Gift

Immediate Impact: A one-time donation is a powerful way to contribute to immediate needs. These gifts often go towards urgent program requirements, special projects, or critical operational costs. Your one-time contribution can make a significant difference at a crucial time.


Volunteer Your Time

Personal Involvement: Volunteering is a hands-on way to get involved. Whether it’s helping with events, offering professional skills, or participating in our mentorship program, your time and effort provide invaluable support to our operations and directly benefit the young adults we serve.


Become a Mentor

Share Your Experience: Mentoring is one of the most impactful ways you can contribute. As a mentor, you provide guidance, support, and a listening ear to young adults who often lack a reliable adult figure in their lives. This relationship can be incredibly rewarding and is vital in helping them navigate their path to independence.


Spread the Word

Advocacy and Awareness: Advocating for Gilliard & Co. and raising awareness about the challenges faced by foster youth is another crucial way to contribute. Sharing our mission with your network, on social media, or within your community helps to broaden our reach and garner more support.

Building Brighter Futures for Gerogia Young Adult Fosters

These programs represent our commitment to addressing these young adults’ immediate needs and investing in their long-term success and well-being. The stories of transformation and success that emerge from these programs are a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the impact of targeted support and care.