Dignity Place was founded by LaMonique “Nikki” Benford in 2006 due to her passion to contribute to a community with needs for those who were less-fortunate by way of physical disabilities. Mrs. Benford found resources and community partners to reach this underserved population in Georgia. Her desire to see change inspired her husband William Benford, Jr. to invest in Dignity Place, Inc. as a nonprofit organization that provides services to individuals with Neurological Disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Organic Brain Syndrome, Mild Confusion, Mental Retardation, Mental Illness, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, and other related disorders not requiring direct hospitalization or skilled nursing care.
In 2016, Mr. and Mrs. William Benford incorporated Dignity’s Nursing School (DSN) to facilitate the production of Compassionate Competent Caregivers (CCC) with the focus on employing it’s own Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) graduates. This selective process enhances “Dignity Place Homecare Services”, allowing the agency to put the most qualified caregiver(s) to work.
In 2017, DNS expanded the Allied Health Programs to include: Certified Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy, Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technicians, and Paramedical Insurance Examiners though NPCE continuing education.
Dignity Place has also provided assistance by way of charitable donations to the elderly and disabled victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma.Thanks to the Walmart Foundation Sponsorship, Panera Breads, and Wells Fargo “Days of Giving Grant,” the elderly and disabled victims affected by the natural disasters became the recipients of Dignity Place’s Hurricane Hunger/Medical relief Program 2017.