The Atlanta Group Home enables young adult children with developmental disabilities to live independently in a group home setting.
The facility, which offers six rooms, currently has two openings available and is looking to create a waiting list if enough demand is warranted.
AGH officially opened in April 1984 when six inaugural residents and two house parents moved into the residence, located on Margaret Mitchell Drive in Northwest Atlanta.
“The home was a dream brought to life by the tireless leadership, devotion, and commitment by the late community leader and philanthropist, Frances Kuniansky, flanked by Rachiel Berger and several others who shared a vision for the future that could enable their young adult children, who were affected with developmental disabilities, to live independently and thrive in a group home setting,” according to a news release.
“Whether it was convincing the neighborhood to approve difficult zoning requirements, leaning on her husband, Harry’s, construction firm to build out a comfortable residence for AGH, or single-handedly raising the funds needed to ensure long-term sustainability for AGH, Frances was the lynchpin and driving force behind AGH’s long-term viability.”
Myron Golub, longtime former executive director at the Jewish Tower, served more than three decades as AGH’s lead manager, forging a relationship between AGH and its neighbors, now known as the Jewish HomeLife Communities (Jewish Tower, Breman Jewish Home, and Aviv Rehabilitation). AGH officials noted that several of the facility’s residents, both present and past, have spent many hours volunteering, working, and participating in activities on the Jewish HomeLife campus.
“In their prime, [AGH] residents were always on the move, commuting to their daily jobs on public transportation, traveling on ‘family’ vacations to the beach, on cruise ships, and destinations near and far. As the years have gone by, the pace has slowed, the jobs have settled into a semi-retirement mode, and the home is still providing love, nurturing, and community for its residents and those associated with AGH.”
For more information, contact Atlanta Group Home at 404-352-3095.