The Treutlen House programs are designed to provide support and guidance to the people who need it most...Our children and their families. The programs of Treutlen House will directly address issues of abuse, neglect, abandonment and other family problems.
Children from ages 6 to 17 will be welcomed. Any child placed in our care will be able to function within the scope and support offered by the local educational system. Tutoring and special assistance with homework and learning issues will be available through the youth home. We will connect our children and their families with local counseling professionals.
The Treutlen House at New Ebenezer is a community-based, ecumenical ministry for children and families who are dealing with personal crisis and are seeking assistance to improve their current situation. Treutlen House will provide a professionally administered continuum of preventive and therapeutic services to children and their families. These services will include family preservation, alternative family placement, or independent living. The Treutlen House is organized as a non-profit entity
Effingham County's first settlers, the Salzburgers, who came to America as Lutheran immigrants seeking religious freedom, inspired the Treutlen House at New Ebenezer. They formed a safe community in 1734 calling it Ebenezer, meaning "rock of help". Here an orphanage was built which they recognized as essential to the development of their community. This orphanage is recognized as the first orphanage to be organized in America.
The original orphanage at Ebenezer provided guidance and a safe haven to a young man named John Adam Treutlen and his mother who were fleeing an abusive step-father. This young man later became the first elected Governor of the state of Georgia. The Treutlen House Project is named in his honor. Here future generations will benefit from the programs this safe dwelling provides.
There are so many ways your talents can benefit a project of this magnitude. Any support you can offer is greatly welcomed. Only your time and donations can make this project a reality. Please call us at 912-754-9797 to find out how invaluable your support can be. The Treutlen House is a duly organized non-profit charitable corporation in the state of Georgia, and all contributions are tax-deductible.
If you are interested in serving a holiday meal or hosting a birthday party, please let us know in advance by contacting us at 912-754-9797 or by e-mail.
If you would like to help make make a difference in the life of a child, please visit our "Make a Contribution" section, where you can print out a form which is used in the donation process.
For more information about the area where the Treutlen House is located, please visit "Effingham Today", the Web site of Effingham County, Georgia.
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