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Megan's House coming to Lee County

Megan's House will be opening a location in Lee County. (Source: WALB) Megan's House will be opening a location in Lee County. (Source: WALB)
Community members gathered Monday to make the announcement. (Source: WALB) Community members gathered Monday to make the announcement. (Source: WALB)
Beth English is the Easter Seals Southern GA executive director. (Source: WALB) Beth English is the Easter Seals Southern GA executive director. (Source: WALB)
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

A new respite service home is coming to Lee County. 

Megan's House is a place for kids 17 and under who have developmental disabilities, autism or are mentally fragile. 

It is a place where families can leave their children between two days and two weeks. 

There is currently a house in Albany, but it only has room for one family at a time. 

Easter Seals of South Georgia runs the home. 

Representatives say the new home on Forrester Parkway will be bigger, with room for three to four families. 

They say they are looking forward to being able to give more families the break they need. 

"It definitely is a positive factor in helping reduce stress for families and just to give them some time away so they can come back to caring for their child with a renewed sense of vitality and energy," said Easter Seals South Georgia Executive Director  Beth English. 

English says they have raised a little more than $360,000 of the $525,000 they need. 

Easter Seals plans to hold the official groundbreaking in January. 

If all goes according to plan the house should open it's doors between April and June.

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