Daniel’s Den and Desmond’s Dream came about as two co-workers at an elderly nursing facility sat down tired and exhausted, conversing about wanting to be the change they desired to see in the world. These two co-workers happen to be caregivers by nature and professions, currently breaking from the positions as supervisory nurses that seem to not be enough minutes in an hour, hours in a day, days in a week or weeks in a year to complete the task they faced daily.
As one began to speak on her therapeutic foster parenting experiences and desires to do more with and for the lives of the children in the system, the other began to speak on how she desired to care for pediatrics that she could assist and witness healing that would afford them the opportunity to grow up to live as normal of a life as possible. Together, the vision became clear to open a home where the two could stand in the gap for innocent children abandoned by or taken from their biological parents and are now caught in the middle of a terrifying system and the hands of foster parents, parenting for the wrong reason.
The two began to work diligently for years to accomplish these goals, one small step at a time by both becoming licensed medically fragile foster parents who have opened their doors to children who would otherwise remain in hospitals because of their fragile and technology-dependent states. This has given us vital insight into the actual demand and stress that children with special needs and/or dependent on technology (such as ventilators) place on the family and caretakers so we were given Daniel’s Den and Desmond’s Dream as a simple solution to help alleviate as many of those circumstances as possible.
We were created to assist medically fragile, technology-dependent, complex development, and physically disabled children ages 0- 21, who are in Georgia’s Foster Care system. Our hopes are to bring dreams to past by assisting to provide medical supplies and equipment, new and gently used clothing and shoes, offering respite care, therapeutic and recreational activities along with a host of in-kind services to these children and their families.
To provide a host of small 6 bed homes to children who would otherwise remain in hospitals or in the hands of foster parents unable to properly love and care for these special deliveries. We are inclined to the smaller bed accommodations so that we can provide more of a homelike environment for the medically fragile, technology-dependent, complex developed, and or physically disabled child that has yet to find their forever family.
Our Core Values
Our organization operates with the following core values:
- Respect. We respect all individuals without any bias against race, color, gender, ethnic background, sexual orientation, marital status, social status, age, or religion.
- Honesty. We foster an honest organizational environment. We keep our operations transparent to all of our staff, participants, volunteers, and sponsors.
- Empowerment. We seek to empower the children so that they can overcome the difficulties that they are facing and achieve their goals.
- Commitment. We are committed to everything that we do. From empowering the youth to developing programs that can help them, we give our best to deliver the highest standards of support possible.
Services We Offer
We offer Medical Equipment and Supplies, Recreational and Therapeutic Activities, Treasure Bags, Counseling, Respite Care, and a host of other In-Kind services.
Get In Touch
Feel free to contact us at 478-672-7494 for additional information.