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2196 Central Ave
Augusta, GA 30904



(706) 738-1472

Mission Statement

From our 1852 charter, the stated mission is "To access for unfortunate children programs to enable them to be successful." A more modern statement would be that Tuttle-Newton supports the needs of children and their families by providing shelter, emergency financial aid and by helping families access services for their children.

Our History

Tuttle-Newton Home was chartered as The Augusta Orphan Asylum in 1852 to support the work of an orphanage. The name of the institution was changed in 1915 to honor its primary benefactors, Mr. Isaac S. Tuttle and his stepson, Dr. George M. Newton. Tuttle-Newton functioned as an orphanage until 1946. After institutional care was discontinued, Tuttle-Newton continued to support the needs of children and their families by providing shelter or emergency financial aid, and by helping families access services for their children, such as child care, so a single parent could join the workforce.

For many years Tuttle-Newton Home was the singular resource in Augusta to assist children. To add more workers in the field of child services, Tuttle-Newton paid the first Child Welfare worker to come to Augusta. Tuttle-Newton paid the workers salary and provided office space in the orphanage for her use for a period of two years. Our history also includes enabling a shelter for abused children to become a reality by purchasing a home for Child Enrichment, Inc., to operate as the first such shelter in Augusta.

As needs of families and children have changed and as the social services landscape has changed, Tuttle-Newton has adapted, addressing gaps in the social service delivery system. Today we honor the original intent of our benefactors by seeing that children are living in safe environments and have access to education, therapeutic support, and supervised recreation to enable them to reach their potential as healthy, autonomous citizens.

During our last fiscal year, Tuttle-Newton served more than 500 children. We provided special school placements for children whose academic needs weren't met through the public school system; we supported residential placements for children when their own families were unable to provide safe, stable environments; we provided housing for two homeless teens to enable their completion of high school; we provided child care for a mother leaving Hope House who needed to work and maintain sobriety; we provided back-to-school clothes and supplies and helped families at Christmas; we supported children's placements in after-school programs, summer school, and summer camps; and we worked with graduation coaches to assist a child's successful completion of high school, assisting with such expenses as clinical fees, SAT registration, college application fees, and graduation expenses.

We supported the Department of Juvenile Justice in offering a services fair that benefited workers, at-risk students, and parents. We assisted a group of 100 at-risk students with summer activities and programs. We also provided emergency financial aid to families, with special emphasis on addressing the needs of children, such as medication, eye exams, and glasses, as well as assisting with rent and utilities.

Our target service population is the working poor. Most families on our caseload have at least one income, which typically renders them ineligible for public assistance. We monitor and supervise placements and support the successful completion of programs by providing counseling if deemed appropriate and providing ancillary support, such as tutoring, to encourage success.

Emily Boyles has been our agency director since 1989. She has a masters degree in clinical psychology and is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) She monitors and supervises all placements of children, working closely with parents and the receiving agencies. She works diligently to ensure that all disbursements represent investments in the lives of the children and families we serve.

The administrative expenses of Tuttle-Newton Home are 100% covered by the income from a small investment account. We depend on grants and contributions from civic clubs, our trustees, foundations, and other charitable resources to support our programs.

Photos taken at the occasion of The One Hundred Sixty Second Annual Meeting of the Trustees on October 26, 2015

Board of Trustees By Alphabetical Order

  • Robert Lyn Allgood
  • Paul B. Bailey, Jr. - Second Vice President
  • Susan D. Barrett
  • Douglas deVane Batchelor
  • Martha Hall Baxter - Secretary
  • Davis H. Beman
  • James W. Bennett, Jr.
  • Jacquelyn Murray Blanchard
  • J. Richard Blanchard*
  • Catherine Blanchard Boardman
  • Grier C. Bovard
  • Raymond B. Brady
  • Remer Y. Brinson, III
  • W. Marshall Brown
  • Clint Bryant
  • Margaret Sherman Capers*
  • Mark V. Capers
  • Zack O. Daffin
  • Warren A. Daniel
  • Neal W. Dickert
  • Pamela James Doumar
  • Paul H. Dunbar
  • Mary Hull Eve Frazier
  • Mary Hill Gary
  • Martha Mason Gibson
  • Hugh L. Hamilton
  • Pamela Willingham Harrison
  • Levi W. Hill, IV
  • David J. Hogg
  • David J. Hogg, Jr. - First Vice President
  • Elizabeth Knox Hopkins
  • W. Tennent Houston
  • Karen Newton Hull
  • Benita Manning Long
  • May Merry McDonald
  • William D. McKnight
  • Caroline Sullivan Morris
  • Elizabeth Menger Morrison
  • Mary Battey Moses
  • W. Cameron Nixon
  • Minta McDiarmid Nixon
  • Patrick H. Perry
  • Dena Jackson-Pickett
  • Susan Meyercord Rice
  • Lee Gostin Robertson - President
  • George A. Sancken, III
  • Leroy H. Simkins, Jr.*
  • Tara Rice Simkins
  • Paul S. Simon
  • Eleanor Harison Slaby
  • Jean Bowe Strickland
  • James B. Trotter

*Trustee Emeritus

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