Mission: To empower the physically challenged and disabled individuals to take control of their lives by fostering opportunities and resources in the community. These efforts include:
- To provide health and social services for seniors and other individuals suffering from health and social problems
- To formulate a holistic approach to addressing the needs of those we serve
- To provide healthcare service to promote good health and hygiene
- To produce Compassionate, Competent, and Certified Healthcare Nurses
- To encourage, support, and assist in the development and revitalization of our local communities with emphasis on the disabled
La Monique Harrison- Benford
La Monique “Nikki” Benford founded Dignity Place Home Health Care in February 2006 as VP of Development. She later became the organizations President in September 2006. Under her leadership Dignity Place expanded its portfolio to include Georgia’s Medicaid, and Georgia’s Veterans Aide and Attendance Programs, with increasing revenue from $105,000 thousand to $ 2.1 million to-date.
She has held numerous leadership positions both locally and nationally with Community Health Charities.
Benford served as Board Chair for Dignity Express, 2016-2107, Dignity Nursing School 2015-2024, while advocating between The Area Agency on Aging, the Division of Aging, and Aging/Disability Resource Connection (ARCD) she worked as liaison for community of healthcare needs, promoting change within the community, while speaking truth to power!
Benford’s non-profit career started in 2006, when she discovered the need for adequate Senior Housing. Determined to erect an Assisted Living Home in 2008, Benford pursued the HUD 202 Grant Funds for the city of Hiram Georgia. The Hud 202 Funding, was approved for $2.5 million in 2008 under President Barack Obama. After several promotions including, recognition and dedication to community service (March 9, 2009), Benford was awarded, “The Outstanding Performance and Dedication Award” from Georgia’s NW Area of Agency on Aging as Provider of the year.
In her passion to provide quality caregivers, Benford expanded Dignity Place to include Dignity Nursing School (DNS). DNS is the birth place of Competent, Compassionate, Certified Nursing Assistants, Electrocardiogram Technician’s, Phlebotomist, and Liscense Practical Nurses across Georgia.