Rob's Place Forsyth

A Day Program serving individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities.

Our Story

Lee and Ellen Criswell are the owners of Rob's Place, they both grew up in Bibb County, but moved to Forsyth in 2007. Lee & Ellen have two daughters, Alayna who is in college, and Emilee who is a student at MPHS. Ellen began working for the Special Education ACCESS program at MPHS in 2010 and she quickly realized that after many of her students graduated they did not have anything meaningful to do with their lives, and many of them were just having to stay at home. Ellen began caring for one of her students after school and during the holidays in 2016 and her student, Robert, was set to gradate in 2019. Ellen approached Rob's family about her idea and asked them if they would be interested in giving it a try after Rob graduated. His family agreed and so the planning began. Ellen resigned from her beloved job at MPHS in May of 2019 and began caring for Robert full time and she also began doing research on day programs in the surrounding areas. Ellen wanted to thank Robert & his family for giving her a chance and for believing in her so she thought naming the day program after Rob would be the perfect way to say thank you.
In April of 2020 we found a buidling for our day program. It actually used to be a physical therapy building so it is handicap accessible and it has plenty of room for wheelchairs. We are really enjoying our space and we thank each and every person who donated items to us to help us grow our business. We are located right across the street from the Monroe County Hospital & Health Department.
We are at 109 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. in Forsyth, GA. Please call or email us if you would like to schedule a visit. 478.787.5790 or


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Our mission is to enhance the dignity, uniqueness, & independence of people who have intellectual & developmental disabilities.

We will serve these individuals by providing a place where they can keep learning daily life & social skills, provide any educational needs they may have, as well as, volunteering in our community. We also make time for creating things in our Arts & Crafts space, and we love to going on fun outings. We wish to help these wonderful people lead rich and fulfilling lives, and in turn they make our lives fun and rewarding.










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