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.
At the local level, the Pierce County Family Connection collaborative works together to improve the lives of families and children in Pierce County.
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
Pierce County Schools, Department of Family & Children Services, Public Health, Department of Juvenile Justice, Chamber of Commerce, Police Department, Sheriff, Department of Labor, Lee Street Resource Center, Bud Newton Center, Pierce County Adult Education, Okefenokee Technical College, Pierce County Head Start, Concerted Service Inc., Okefenokee Alliance for Kids, Sycamore Tree, Magnolia House, Satilla Community Services, Blackshear Better Hometown, Southeast GA Regional Commission, and many others. Our most important partners are the families whose children we are serving.
Our success is our partners’ success – we bring them together, they develop and implement the strategies. Our most important partners are the families whose children are being served.
Please join with us through financial support (tax deductible) and/or active participation to achieve our goal: All children will succeed in school and in life.