Category: DIGS

DIGS dream closer to reality

As Paul celebrated his 78th birthday, he stood admiring the inside of a nearly eight-year-old community dream, a personal care home for adults with developmental challenges. The Lamar & Barbara Paul home is at 30 Brookvalley Court. “Isn’t this wonderful,” Paul said with a smile directed at his 29-year-old grandson Michael Paul, who gleefully ran … Read More

Heart of The Community

Congratulations to Barbara, Tracey and Drew! They are among several other recipients of the Heart of The Community Award. As a parent of two sons with speech/language disabilities, Barbara Monday returned to school to earn her degree in Speech/ Language pathology. She wanted to make sure she could assist her sons and other students to … Read More

Anonymous Generosity

Just as a family received a pleasant surprise of generosity while out to eat with their autistic son back in September, so did DIGS, Inc. members, local college students and their Professor. On Friday November 8th, as the group was finishing up dinner at Bella Roma the waitress started handing out checks. A few minutes later … Read More

DIGS assisted housing plan coming together

Article by Nick Godfrey, staff writer, Rome-News-Tribune A local nonprofit organization called DIGS — for Developing Independence, Growth and Security — plans to have a personal care home ready for occupancy by the first of December. “We’ve worked at this for about eight years,” said DIGS Board President Charles Schroeder. Schroeder said DIGS was formed … Read More


written by Barbara Monday Garden Art Fundraising:  Thank you to everyone who helped with the Spring Art Market and the Cedar Valley Arts Festival.  At the Art Market we raised approx. $1200.  And although, we were rained out on Sunday in Cedartown, we made over $600! If accepted, we are planning to do Finster Fest, June 8-9 with set up Friday, … Read More

We Don’t Keep Them in the Attic Anymore

written by Barbara Monday Tom is an adult living with a developmental disability. He has a part-time job, working five days a week. He works hard and is very dedicated to doing a good job. He gets up, fixes his breakfast and takes the bus to work. He shops for and prepares his own lunch … Read More

Kayla: A Heart For Art

Kayla Milliken (center) holds up her painting for sale as Julia McGuiness (left) and Mary Williams look on at the booth for Developing Independence, Growth and Security (DIGS) at the Spring Art Market at the Rome Civic Center, April 12, 2013. Picture courtesy of (Brittany Hannah/RN-T). Kayla has such a talent for art. Here are … Read More

Cedar Valley Arts Festival

The Cedar Valley Arts Festival is here! Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we have the perfect gift for Mom. Be sure to stop by the DIGS booth Saturday, April 27, 2013: 10Am -6pm or Sunday, April 28, 2013: 12pm-5pm and see our new inspirations created with the help of our ‘adults’. All … Read More

DIGS: The Spring Art Market

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we have the perfect gift for her! How about handmade soap, a beautiful handmade garden apron or a tea-cup bird feeder or one-of-a-kind-stepping stone? We also carry a wide assortment of handmade wind chimes and garden lighting and our most popular item the planted garden chair, ready … Read More

Teaching To Her Friends

Julia is a young lady living with deaf autism. Julia has a happy, big heart, social butterfly spirit whose presence and love are infectious. Her primary mode of communication is sign language. Julia is participating in the DIGS, Inc. network and the leisure opportunities they offer adults who are living with developmental disabilities.   Whenever … Read More

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