home-about-sec-bg

About Us

The Paul Anderson Youth Home in Vidalia, Georgia is a Christ-centered, fully licensed and accredited home offering a second chance to young men since 1961. The Home focuses on helping transform the lives of troubled young men and their families from all over the country, meeting them at their point of need, and providing a Christian home environment in which they can rebuild their broken lives through a process of recovery, restoration, and redemption.

With a friendly Southern style and a beautiful campus, the Home works with young men between the ages of 16-21. Although the majority are facing some form of incarceration, instead of serving time, they are learning to serve one another and the entire Home. As long as they are with us, they get up every morning to run a mile and then go to a morning job on the campus; everyone has a specific responsibility. They cook and clean for themselves, have Bible Study and devotions, and attend our fully accredited, on-campus school, to complete their high-school education. Their fundamental lessons are rooted in building Christian values and a tenacious work ethic.

We provide a holistic program that involves setting focused, individualized goals, tracking their progress, and maintaining accountability for all parties involved (mentors, social workers, administration, and the young man himself). Individual Service Plans (ISP) are tailored to meet each young man’s specific needs at the physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual levels.

Pattern Brown Background
Call To Action Banner

Are You Struggling With Your Teenage Son?

We are here to help.  Click below to give us a call or fill out the online admissions form.

Testimonial White Background

Testimonials

Conner_Graduation
At Paul Anderson Youth Home, I learned how to put others before myself, as well as the joy that selflessness brings. I also developed a solid work ethic and am now very driven to succeed. Conner
revor-Cap-Gown-Shot-small
At PAYH I have rebuilt myself both physically and mentally, and have improved my relationship with my entire family. Trevor
andrew
Without God, my mom, and PAYH, I wouldn’t be where I am today. God pointed us to PAYH and it saved our family. Andrew
Testimonial White Background

Blog

Sign up for our monthly newsletter and weekly devotional

What Can Man Do To Me?

Posted by Stephen Leonard on January 14, 2021

Three Gifts, Not Necessarily Three Kings

Posted by Stephen Leonard on January 7, 2021

This Month at PAYH: Monthly Newsletter, January 2021

Posted by Glenda Anderson Leonard on January 5, 2021

New?

Posted by Stephen Leonard on December 31, 2020

A Backwater Event?

Posted by Stephen Leonard on December 24, 2020

Get Involved Background Image

Get Involved

This ministry has endured for almost 60 years because God has blessed us with faithful partners. Through friends like you, He ensures that we have the help we need to accomplish our mission. Click the button below to learn more, whether you’re interested in volunteering, making a one-time gift, or becoming a monthly contributor.