Who We Are
Controlled at the community level, Family Connection is present in every county in Georgia. It is the largest statewide network of communities in the nation that have made a commitment to improve results for children and families.
Our Over-Arching Goal: All Children Will Succeed in School and in Life.
We pursue that goal by addressing the root causes of problems, building on cultural and other strengths, pooling resources, engaging an extraordinary diversity of community members, and committing to a long-term process of planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Using a family-centered approach, schools, health and human service agencies, business, the faith community, law enforcement, nonprofit organizations, civic clubs, and others work together with families, focusing on academics, physical and mental health, nurturing parenting, economic success, and community service. We tap existing resources, streamline systems to be more efficient and effective, and initiate new projects like those listed below.
A Few of Our Organizational Partners
Department of Family & Children Services, Communities in School, Milledgeville Housing Authority, Department of Juvenile Justice, Chamber of Commerce, Milledgeville Police Department, Baldwin County Sheriff, Boys & Girls Club, Baldwin County Recreation Department, YES Program, Georgia College and State University, Central Georgia Technical College, Georgia Military College, the GIVE Center, Oconee Suicide Prevention Coalition, Baldwin County Schools, Live Healthy Baldwin, Goodwill Industries, Crossroads Pregnancy Center, River Edge, First United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church, Northridge Christian Church, Oconee Regional Medical Center and many others. Our most important partners are the families whose children we are serving.
Some of the projects that have been initiated through this process
- Wray Homes After School Program
- Lights On After School Event
- School Uniform and School Supply Drive
- Summer youth programs
- GED Scholarships
- Youth Leadership/Service Programs
- Collins P. Lee After School Program
- Childhood Obesity Reduction Cohort work
- Live Healthy in Faith
- Blessing Bag Program